Experts Say Boys are Better Savers Than Girls

by Rajshri on  January 3, 2010 at 10:41 AM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 Experts Say Boys are Better Savers Than Girls
Experts say that when it comes to saving money, boys are far better than girls.

According to Halifax, the average boy under 16 has 1,089 pounds in a savings account, while the amount is around 1,037 pounds for girls.

The bank said boys had higher balances than girls in three-quarters of districts across the UK.

And the biggest difference was seen in Westminster, where boys set aside 2,027 pounds, as compared to 1,661 pounds for girls.

However, older children have generally saved more than younger ones-the average teenager has set aside 1,178 pounds, as compared to around 1,024 pounds for children aged 12 or under.

London kids have the highest savings at an average of 1,380 pounds, followed by those in Northern Ireland at 1,182 pounds and the South- east at 1,162 pounds.

On the other hand, children in Scotland have put away only around 875 pounds, while those in the North-west have saved 961 pounds.

"There are wide variations between regions and these reflect, to a large extent, differences in average adult earnings," the Daily Express quoted economist Nitesh Patel as saying.

Source: ANI

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