Managing my money
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Managing my money

3.1 What are your spending habits?

Do you spend only what you need for your household to function? What factors influence your spending habits? To what extent are you aware of social pressures that affect the level and composition of your household expenditure?

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You've got to really shop, know, sort of your prices to know what you're actually buying.
Compulsive Shopper.
Yeah, absolutely.
I was a bit of a sucker for eBay.
MAN #1
With the new technology coming in, I felt that this was the time now to move on to a new HD style television.
I go to Sainsbury's because they're cheaper than anywhere else.
My major purchase of recent is a DVD. I don't really spend that much myself. I'm quite strict.
Yesterday I think it was a banana.
Some underwear.
A handbag, two weeks ago, because I really needed a white handbag really and it was a good brand.
In an average week I have to pay for school trips, school meals, swimming, after school clubs.
Council tax, rent, shopping and all other bills including phones and gas.
At the moment I'm being quite sensible and its literally, you know, food and drink and accommodation and just necessities.
I can, I can afford the odd, the odd treat, the odd holiday every so often, yeah.
I'm quite a modest person. I don't really go for buying big things. I think the house or the flat is the biggest thing I've bought and will ever buy.
MAN #4
I love the image of a Merc. It's what the clients like, the people I drive. And. all my friends always said to me, 'Derv, one day you should own one of these', so now, thank God, I do own one of them . I just want to try and I just wanna keep going and try and pay for it.
Magazines influence me quite a bit.
I don't think about fashion that much. It's just what I see and what I like.
Being a single mum, two young kids, wanting to better yourself. It's hard to find, find money to go and treat yourself to a new pair of shoes or whatever, yeah.
MAN #5
I done quite a lot of shopping from places like TK Max. It's just to do with price really. Quality and price as well.
MAN #6
My music, my shopping. I buy Italian food, I bought a bottle of wine the other day. Camera equipment.
A washing machine or something, yeah, things like that. Nothing else really. Unless you have - You don't get enough bloody pension.
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