Why are more Kilkenny women than men struggling with their finances?


A new survey from Royal London has revealed that more women than men feel financially stressed. The survey found that just 10% of adults regard themselves as very comfortable financially, and that 40% of woman deem themselves as ‘struggling’ or ‘stretched’ financially, compared with 27% of men.

Speaking of the findings Liz Murray of Royal London in Kilkenny said “We hear so much about our recovering economy, but based on our survey it’s clear that not everyone has felt the positive impact of this.  24% of people we surveyed found their finances to be ‘tight’, meaning that even though they adhere to a strict budget, they struggle to spend within their means. A further 10% said their finances were ‘stretched’ meaning they regularly find themselves spending beyond their means.”