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What is it appropriate to borrow for?This week's MoneySaving poll

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When is it right or wrong to borrow? Are some things more acceptable than others where is the line between flippant purchases and core needs or is it more about long-term investment in your home or happiness?

We've listed 20 options and want to know which you feel is appropriate to borrow for, or if it's appropriate to borrow at all. We've included some disguised lending such as paying for your mobile phone or car insurance monthly in effect a loan.


Please select YES or NO for each option under the relevant category.

I'm male
Car (new/replacement)
Car insurance (ie, paid monthly)
Christmas
Cosmetic surgery
Dental repair work
Engagement ring
Football season ticket
Hobby gear (eg, ski equipment, camera)
Holiday
New home (ie, mortgage)
New kitchen
Home emergency (eg, roof repair/smashed window)
Home extension/major building work
Deposit for home for children
Mobile phone (ie, paid via contract)
Replace broken TV
Replace broken fridge/freezer
Setting up a new business
University education
Wedding
I'm female
Car (new/replacement)
Car insurance (ie, paid monthly)
Christmas
Cosmetic surgery
Dental repair work
Engagement ring
Football season ticket
Hobby gear (eg, ski equipment, camera)
Holiday
New home (ie, mortgage)
New kitchen
Home emergency (eg, roof repair/smashed window)
Home extension/major building work
Deposit for home for children
Mobile phone (ie, paid via contract)
Replace broken TV
Replace broken fridge/freezer
Setting up a new business
University education
Wedding
I'm agender(or I don't wish to disclose my gender)
Car (new/replacement)
Car insurance (ie, paid monthly)
Christmas
Cosmetic surgery
Dental repair work
Engagement ring
Football season ticket
Hobby gear (eg, ski equipment, camera)
Holiday
New home (ie, mortgage)
New kitchen
Home emergency (eg, roof repair/smashed window)
Home extension/major building work
Deposit for home for children
Mobile phone (ie, paid via contract)
Replace broken TV
Replace broken fridge/freezer
Setting up a new business
University education
Wedding

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