More than half of Britons are worried about their finances, turning most frequently to their partners to discuss their money woes, according to new research from Pewsey-based collective buying site Incahoot.com.
But the sympathy stops there, with the majority of those with moaning partners admitting that despite all the worry, their other halves are still splashing out on ‘little luxuries’ (70 percent).
However, the research also reveals that Brits are unprepared to make simple changes that could save them money, like switching energy suppliers.
In fact, almost a quarter of people have never switched their energy provider, despite just over two fifths of cash strapped consumers saying their bills had increased ‘a lot’ in the past year.
Furthermore, only 16 percent of Brits say they are happy with their energy supplier, and over half say bills are too expensive.
The research, which surveyed 2,000 people, also highlighted consumers’ attitudes to switching: 15 percent said changing energy supplier was too much hassle while 11 percent said they found the switching process too confusing to make a change.
Other moans when asked about energy specifically included bills being too complicated to understand (18 percent) and too many tariffs to choose from (34 percent).
John Evans, CEO of Incahoot.com is telling Britons to Stop Moaning: “As much as we are sympathetic to those worrying about their finances, we believe that it is easy for people to manage their outgoings and ensure that they are on the best value tariffs.
“They’d have even more cash for splashing out on little luxuries if they stopped moaning and took time out to make some changes to household essentials.”
The research coincides with the launch of a wider campaign to make consumers stop moaning and actually address their money worries.
Using Incahoot.com’s free Concierge Service, members can save up to £1,168 a year by shopping around for the best deals on their household bills (energy, mobile, home broadband and TV providers).
People who are looking to switch providers simply need to send in a copy of their latest bill and Incahoot.com will work out how much money they can save.