The clocks go forward on 26 March! What would you do if you could recoup that extra hour?
When the clocks go forward on 26 March, we’ll lose an hour of time. This made us wonder what people would most like to do if they could recoup that hour - so we did a survey!
The top answers were ‘spending time with the kids’ and ‘going for a walk’, closely followed by ‘making a cup of tea and reading a book’.
It’s lovely to see family and traditional pastimes taking top priority, yet there’s still that pressure to connect online; the third most popular response was ‘having a social media fix’ and fourth, ‘going to the gym’. Joint fifth was ‘catching up on emails’ and ‘giving the house a clean’ and sixth, ‘getting my financial future sorted’. ‘Washing the car’ ranked seventh.
With everyone so pressured for time, we aren't surprised to find financial planning so low down in priorities. Yet it is something that once sorted, could reduce the amount of time you have to spend working in the future – freeing up precious time to spend with your family or on yourself.
You can check out our website which has lots of helpful information to help you keep on top of your finances and covers topics such as debt planning/budgeting, saving, buying a new home and protection. Our clever calculators enable you to identify any potential financial shortfalls and there are signposts on how to address them.
And for those who’d like a little more direction, we have our Lemonade Heroes – financial fitness mentors – who are on hand to help. Your ‘Hero’ will undertake an initial 30 minute phone consultation, agree financial priorities, draw-up plans, monitor progress and provide support via email for a month.
* Online survey undertaken 1 – 12 February 2017, 72 responses.