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In Our Lifetime, We Dish Out 6,000 Hours Worth Of Advice

Mindful Money, 23 Nov 2015

They say a problem shared is a problem halved - and it seems we Brits have really taken that advice to heart. Britain is a nation of agony aunts, with the average person dishing out 6,000 hours of wisdom in a lifetime, according to new research.

The study, which examined 2,000 adults in the UK aged between 18 and 45, found that people spend nearly 100 hours every year asking friends and family for advice and support - the equivalent of 12 working days a year.

It turns out we seek reassurance from family and friends on everything from relationships and fitness to salaries and budgeting.

The research, by Amigo Loans, found that if all these would-be agony aunts billed their time at an average hourly wage, this would amount to a staggering £70K worth of advice over a lifetime. Maybe we'll start charging for those late night phone calls from our BFFs?

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