Laziness costs Brits £17,000
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...wall, one in three throw out food on a daily basis and 12 per cent say they are too lazy to shop around for insurance and go with the first option. Similarly one in ten adults said they book more expensive train tickets because they are too lazy to work out the most cost effective deals.
A bone idle 12 per cent said they often keep unwanted clothes because it’s too much effort to take them back to the shop. The study also found even when shopping for expensive purchases like TV’s, cars and mortgage deals one in ten adults said they go for the first deal they come across.
Of those, 43 per cent said they couldn’t be bothered to shop around, a third said they didn’t have time and one in five said they can afford to spend a bit more so shopping around for the best deal isn’t necessary. Despite this, those who fail to shop around reckon they could have saved £757 over the last few years if they had been a savvy consumer.
Another third of respondents admitted they were lazy when it comes to their finances — one in twenty parents who completed the poll said they tend to give their children dinner money rather than have the hassles of preparing a packed lunch. And ten per cent said they could cancel gym membership they don’t make use of.
But lending money can also leave us out of pocket with 36 per cent of people claiming to not bother pursuing people they have lent cash to. On average the typical person has lent £254 to friends or family which they never got back and were too lazy to chase up.
Simon Healy added: ”When making big purchases or when looking for a mortgage or loan or even a savings... continued on page three >