Modern life is rubbish

Modern life is rubbishHow much ‘fun’ do you have?

It’s easy to conclude that modern life is fairly rubbish or at least dull, based on a new calculation of the ‘fun’ to ‘mundane’ ratio.

Researchers calculated the ‘fun’ to ‘non-fun’ life ratio at 17 to 83 – with having fun emerging as by far the smaller part of life.

The study revealed the large amount of time we now devote to work, commuting, household chores and family responsibilities means very little time is left for fun.

Almost half of Brits (45%) claimed they don’t have enough money to have as much fun as they would like to.

The research found we get an average 29 hours and 57 minutes ‘fun’ each week, including nine and three quarters on a weekend.

That figure also talks into account seven hours and 12 minutes fun at work each week, and another 12 hours and 55 minutes during weekday evenings.

Furthermore it emerged the average Brits spend only £1,545.44 a year on ‘fun’ activities.

Does your Financial Plan factor in expenditure and specific goals for ‘fun’?

Living a meaningful life, something we often seek to support financially with the construction of a Financial Plan, should consider time as much as it looks at money.

Remember that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.




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About Martin Bamford

Martin Bamford is a Chartered Financial Planner, Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professional and published personal finance author. He works with elderly clients to provide advice on funding residential care fees, hosts the Informed Choice Podcast and is a keen ultra runner.
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