There’s an old saying ‘Money, money, money – it’s all they can think about’. Unlikely to be true of course, given that hardly anybody thinks about money itself (unless they happen to be a coin collector). The reason we all pursue and desire and fiercely protect money is because of what we can do with it.

And no, of course money can’t buy you love or happiness. Although it can buy a good deal of pleasure – and remove a lot of unhappiness. But it can buy you plenty of other things. Over the years I’ve identified the ten things which people most seem to want to spend their money on:

  1. Security A home of your own and enough money in the bank to support you in the way you want, plus a bit in hand for emergencies, and a big enough pension ...

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