Women save more than men
A new survey reveals that women save more than men in the UK.
Women save more money than men, even though they’re earning less.
New research from Halifax shows that women save 17% more of their gross annual earnings than men. That’s not that surprising, but what does surprise me is that women save more than men on an absolute basis as well.
The average woman in the UK has £7,981 stashed away in savings whereas the average male only has £7,657. That’s an impressive achievement given that women earn 10% less than men, according to the Office of National Statistics.
I guess this is yet further evidence that women are the more sensible sex. That said, £7,981 probably won’t last for long if you lose your job or become ill.
So, regardless of your gender, it makes sense to try and save more if you possibly can.
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