Study shows money makes us worry

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Study shows money makes us worry

A new study from the BBC shows that looking after money isn’t easy. Over 109,000 people ____________________ (1 TAKE) part in the BBC’s Big Money Test last week. It was one of the biggest ever studies on the psychology of money. One of the biggest findings is that money __________________ (2 MAKE) people feel bad. Researchers say over 40 per cent of us always worry about spending money; a third of us constantly worry about money. Only a few people ____________________ (3 NOT/FEEL) guilty about spending money on themselves yet. The study found that women like to go shopping to make themselves feel better about life, while men are more likely to save their cash. Women are more generous with their money when they are young and ____________________ (4 PROBABLY/SUFFER) from money problems in the future.

The researchers also looked at ways shops try and make us spend our money. It showed how stores are continually looking at new ways to make us buy things on impulse. If candies and chocolate ____________________ 5 (NOT/BE) by the checkout in supermarkets, not so many people would buy them. Everyday essentials like bread and milk are at the back of shop so you have to walk through as many aisles as possible to reach them;” and why the perfume and jewellery sections are always at the front of a department store. The test also proves that buying things on impulse can cost us more than we would imagine: “By the time I realized that last week, I ____________________ (6 ALREADY/SPEND) my monthly salary.« added someone.

(Adapted from on 17 March 2013)

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