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We can't handle debt

IRISH people are worst for pushing financial decisions under the carpet because of the recession.

Ireland ranks top of the list for putting finance-related responsibilities off until the last minute.

After house cleaning, which 48pc of people in Ireland regularly put off, finance-related responsibilities dominate the top five tasks we do at the last minute. In contrast, only 1-in-10 Germans hold off from taking action.

The survey, from lastminute.com, has revealed that as budgets tighten, so too does our ability to make decisions.