Third of Brits overspend beyond budget

Many consumers are failing to stick within their monthly budgets and are spending beyond their means. Women overspend more than men. A third of Britons are blowing their budgets on a regular monthly basis, according to new research revealed by a short-term loans company. Lending Stream found that 33% of consumers admit to suffering from 'salary dysmorphia' and spend more than they can afford - an average overspend of £265 for more than seven months of the year was calculated amongst this group. This equates to £1,858 per person.