£80,000, spent on nowt
Are you massively wasteful with your money? Good. Sounds like you're enjoying life. You'd rather lead a full life and end up in a pauper's grave rather than being a rich man buried in an ivory casket with no mates.
It seems like the people of the UK are pretty good at wasting money. On average, we spunk £107 of our monthly money on nothing, according to a survey. That equates to £1,284 in a year or, if you prefer, £79,608 over the course of an average adult lifetime.
Chocolate, sweets and snacks were the most common 'waste' of money and just over half liked spending their money on takeaways. Other big 'wastes' were 'unnecessary clothing' music, films, video games and beauty items. Surely food, clothes and entertainment are absolutely necessary purchases?
Mark Pearson, chairman of MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, who carried out the survey, said: "It can be so easy to lose track of spending when it's on small items like a quick snack here and there, or the odd CD. Although those individual items might not seem expensive, the cost soon mounts up and before you know it you can easily have spent a small fortune with not a lot to show for it."
"Keep an eye on your spending throughout the month and ask yourself if you really need to buy something before you part with your cash. An action as small as being more aware of your spending can help save in the long run."
Or, ignore this bozo.