Thousands of Brits say they ‘spend it like Beckham’

Around six per cent of British consumers admit that when it comes to money they like to ‘spend it like Beckham’, according to a new survey.

Despite the growing debt management problems being faced by families around the country, figures from Scottish Widows have shown that thousands of consumers feel that their spending habits are best reflected by the free-spending footballer David Beckham.

Meanwhile, close to 17 per cent of the women polled as part of the recent study said that they feel most like Eastenders’ Honey Mitchell when it comes to money.

This may not bode well for these individuals since the character is portrayed as having very little control over her finances and a tendency to run out of cash on a regular basis.

Furthermore, around six per cent suggested that their financial situation is best reflected by that of another Eastenders favourite Peggy Mitchell, who has been struggling desperately to become debt free.

Earlier this week, The Finance and Leasing Association, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Money Advice Trust announced that they are to investigate the links between debt and mental illness in the UK.

By Frank Charlton

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