Meet the WTF ladies

Adele, 54

"If an investment makes a loss or things aren’t working the way I like them to, I get a little stressed which has an impact on my life."

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Maggie, 44

"I have a company pension, but I am trying to find out more and find the information and it’s a whole minefield really isn’t it."

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Virginia, 55

"I’ve come a long way from where I was, and still need to go a lot further, but I’m trying my best. That's why money is precious."

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Holly, 40

"When you look online there’s too much information. Firstly, for someone like me, a laymen, it’s hard to know where to start."

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Linda, 50

"I don’t gamble – I don’t do the lottery. So I think maybe investing is my way of doing that. But I should probably have a professional look at it."

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Ruth, 46

"I look at my neighbours sometimes and wonder how they survive on their money. Do they have to worry about it? Can they just do what they want?"

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Anita, 50

"I don’t particularly fancy a helicopter or a yacht or anything like that – all I want is to provide security for my family and my old age."

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Caitlin, 55

"I think managing your money is harder for women. But I like to be independent. So I do my research myself and get by."

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Barbara, 53

"We’re busy people, working mothers, have a million things going on. We want short, sharp information. Not a whole load of waffle."

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Zoe, 41

"I have a couple of best friends who I discuss money stuff with and it seems a lot of people just try to keep their heads above water."

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Alexandra, 42

"Saving is just a bit boring sometimes. But the stock market sounds fun! I just don’t understand it all yet."

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Janeen, 44

"When I was 18 or 19 I was very frivolous. So I’m definitely more careful these days. I’ve learned my lesson!"

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Karen, 55

"Finance companies should push me into contributing more. I like being bullied into putting money away. But they don’t, so I don’t."

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Leanne, 43

"My and my husband’s decisions are joined, but my husband does the managing of it. He’ll just do the donkey work first."

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Diane, 47

"I like a balance between doing all the nice things I want to do and having a money comfort blanket just in case things go belly-up in the future."

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