Brits’ propensity to save money might just be written in the stars, with Capricorns and Leos putting away the most money each month, according to a new study.
The research from leading savings site VoucherCodes.co.uk explores how astrology affects financial personalities and finds that Capricorns are the best savers, putting away an average of £193.70 each month – 48% more than Pisces, who put just £131 away over the same timeframe.
Top savers by star sign:
|Zodiac sign||Average amount saved each month|
On average, just under half of the UK population worry about their financial state (47%), but it is Geminis that have the greatest concern about their finances (57%).
When it comes to managing money, three quarters of Cancerians feel they are good at keeping things under control – they save £190 each month on average, and 88% shop around to ensure they secure the best deal. Cancer is also the most charitable star sign, with just under half donating money regularly (49%) – more than every other sign.
Scorpios are the least concerned about potential debt with almost a quarter admitting (24%) that money issues don’t worry them, despite also having the more debt than any other star signs (36%).
‘Reliable’ and ‘responsible’ may be words that are often used to describe the star sign Taurus, but a quarter admit (25%) they don’t actively put away any money on a monthly basis.
Libras are the most likely to splurge, with 29% admitting they spend too much on themselves. Geminis are often described as affectionate and this is shown by the two in five (40%) who agree they spend too much on others.