Brits ‘wish they’d been more responsible’

People in Britain have expressed regret at not being more financially responsible, according to a new survey.

Findings from Simplyhealth’s Bothered Britain Report have revealed that 36 per cent of respondents are unhappy with how they have managed their money in the past, an issue that is more concerning to them than health issues and spending time with their families.

Raman Sankaran from Simplyhealth noted that the downturn has had a hand in forcing people to reassess their priorities.

“With job insecurity rife across all industries, it is no surprise that people regret being careless with money,” he said.

The study indicates that those with money problems might in future be more conscientious about their spending in an attempt to avoid falling into debt.

Earlier this month, similar observations were made by Michelle Slade of Moneyfacts.co.uk. She remarked that attitudes to debt were changing, with people more concerned with paying off what they owe than putting money into savings accounts.

By Sarah Adie

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