The dream of getting on the property ladder
Posted: 28 Jul 2006 08:59:25 GMT
People in Britain would rather get on the property ladder and be free of huge debts than be famous or have mountains of money.
New research from the Churchill insurance group shows that people's top aspiration is getting the balance right between work and life. The second is making ends meet and the third is getting on the property ladder.
It's a far cry from the traditional aspirations that one might expect people to say such as being a famous film or pop star.
Frances Browning of Churchill said: "It can be easy to sit around dreaming of winning the lottery, accepting our work/life balance as the norm and putting things off until the 'right time'.
"Sometimes, it's not about waiting for good things to happen to you, but more about starting to make them happen for yourself."
Money is the main issue in people's hopes and aspirations for the future. Two in five British people see money as the main stumbling block for them not achieving their goals.
A lack of time in the day is another key factor with 18 per cent of people surveyed saying that they needed more hours in the day to get things done.