Thursday 21 September 2017

Exercise, healthy eating, texts and financial planning: The main things Irish people put off to another day

Mairead Ronan Farrell at AIB's financial planning launch Photo: AIB
Mairead Ronan Farrell at AIB's financial planning launch Photo: AIB
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A new survey has revealed that the main things that Irish people put off for another day.

Fitness and healthy eating top the list with 44pc of those surveyed mentioning not getting around to exercise, 37pc not getting around to healthy eating and 26pc not getting around to responding to a text message.

As part of a campaign around planning for the future, AIB commissioned research with 1,000 Irish adults around the range of activities that we’re putting off to another day.

Financial planning topped the list with 59pc claiming they don’t financially plan for the future.

The list of things Irish people put off for another day Photo: AIB
The list of things Irish people put off for another day Photo: AIB

This was due to time pressure and being “too young” to plan for the future.

Over 40pc of people surveyed said their financial back-up plan was winning the lottery.

Some 15pc hoped to spot a valuable antique, while two per cent are hoping their inheritance will help them become financially stable.

TV and radio personality, Mairead Ronan Farrell said: “I can definitely relate to finding an excuse to putting off things to another day and it’s good to see that I’m not the only one who is convinced I’ll win the Lotto some day.

“Like everyone, it’s hard to find the time to plan for the future, but with a young family it’s good to have a backup plan.”

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