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Quiz - will your weekend leave you broke?

Happy Friday! But will it be for your wallet? Monitoring your money may come easier during the week, but much like healthy eating plans, the weekend is usually the downfall.

After a long week at work, a chance to treat yourself is often welcomed.  But, our past research has shown 56% of us spend more than we mean to on social occasions.  

Take our quiz to find out if your weekend plans are hurting your wallet, and what to do about it.

Remember, it’s not about cutting out fun from your life – rather, it’s about making those choices that will mean you have more money in the long run for the bigger things.

Take our weekend quiz

Will your weekend leave you broke?

 

Is Friday your financial downfall? Find out the impact of your weekend on your wallet.

 

Careful spender

 

Savvy and careful with the pennies, you know what your budget is and rarely overspend. Now could be the time to think what you do next. Our guide on setting a savings goal could help.
 

 

“Could do better” spender

 

You like to watch what you’re spending, but can find yourself getting carried away. It could be worthwhile having a look at our Budget Planner to see how you could save from cutting back a little.

 

Big spender

 

You enjoy having fun with your money and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But if you find yourself struggling to cover other necessities, it may be time to see whether cutting back will free up some money. Why not give our Budget Planner a go?
 

 

1. Are you going out to a pub or bar tonight?

Yes

No

Maybe for one or two

2. What are you doing for dinner?

I/my partner/my friend is cooking

I’ll probably get a takeaway

I’m going out for a slap-up meal

3. Whether you’re going straight home from work, or planning to stay out, how will you get home tonight?

I’ll take a bus or train, or drive home

I’ll walk or cycle

I’ll probably get a taxi

4. Whether you’re having fun taking the kids out, or spending quality time with a friend or partner, how do you plan to pay for your weekend plans?

I’ve got enough money in my current account, or I’ll use a voucher to get more money off

I’ll pop it on my credit card or take money out of my savings

I’ll probably need to put it on my overdraft

Will your weekend leave you broke?

 

Is Friday your financial downfall? Find out the impact of your weekend on your wallet.

 

Careful spender

 

Savvy and careful with the pennies, you know what your budget is and rarely overspend. Now could be the time to think what you do next. Our guide on setting a savings goal could help.
 

 

“Could do better” spender

 

You like to watch what you’re spending, but can find yourself getting carried away. It could be worthwhile having a look at our Budget Planner to see how you could save from cutting back a little.

 

Big spender

 

You enjoy having fun with your money and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But if you find yourself struggling to cover other necessities, it may be time to see whether cutting back will free up some money. Why not give our Budget Planner a go?
 

 

1. Are you going out to a pub or bar tonight?

Yes

No

Maybe for one or two

2. What are you doing for dinner?

I/my partner/my friend is cooking

I’ll probably get a takeaway

I’m going out for a slap-up meal

3. Whether you’re going straight home from work, or planning to stay out, how will you get home tonight?

I’ll take a bus or train, or drive home

I’ll walk or cycle

I’ll probably get a taxi

4. Whether you’re having fun taking the kids out, or spending quality time with a friend or partner, how do you plan to pay for your weekend plans?

I’ve got enough money in my current account, or I’ll use a voucher to get more money off

I’ll pop it on my credit card or take money out of my savings

I’ll probably need to put it on my overdraft

 

 

Time to cut back?

If you find it difficult to say no, it could be worth having a look at the figures. Sometimes seeing your spending habits in black and white can help you see where you can cut back.

That goes for other spending as well – are you overpaying for your energy, for example, or could you swap to a cheaper supermarket? See our Budget Planner to find out where you’re spending.

If you’re truly worried about your spending habits or that of a partner, there are free, confidential places you can go for help. Taking the first step of talking to someone is one of the best things you can do.

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