Of Love & Money: Valentine’s Day in the UK [INFOGRAPHIC]

Exactly how much we British spend on Valentine’s Day varies depending on the survey you look at, but whichever one you choose, the days of a simple card and a box of chocolates being sufficient on the 14th of February seem to be long gone. On average, men spent £40 on their partner on Valentine’s Day, whereas women spent an average of £24. In the Evolution Money Infographic below, you can find out exactly how much money goes into the love holiday.

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Crazy Car Stats From Around the World [INFOGRAPHIC]

Planning to go abroad in the near future? If you are then you may end up having to drive at some point. Unfortunately there is no one set of laws that govern all the roads in the world, so you’re going to have to learn some facts about where you’re driving such as fuel cost, alcohol consumption and speed limits. This infographic from webuyanycar.com should help you on your way, so give it a read: Some of the facts might just surprise you!

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Are You a Hustler or High Roller? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Knowing what kind of gambler you are, and being able to identify the gamblers around you, is key to making sure you win. According to Europalace.com, just about every gambler fits into one of five categories: Hustlers, Socialites, Show Offs, Escapists, and High Rollers. Should you cut your losses and go? Will your opponent use their money to buy you out, even when they have a losing hand? Or is your opponent just a show off, trying to pretend to be a high roller? Like the Gambler said, “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em. Know when to fold ‘em. Know when to walk away. Know when to run. Every hand’s a winner. And every hand’s a loser.” Knowing what you’re up against is the biggest key to knowing how to play so that you can win.

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The Real Cost of Christmas in the UK [INFOGRAPHIC]

To a lot of people Christmas is the perfect opportunity to get together with family, friends and loved-ones, spend time with each other and share the act of gift giving. In 2013, we spent a total of £72.7 billion, and this Christmas the figure is likely to increase to £88 billion. Our seasonal infographic shows what the true cost of Christmas 2014 is expected to be. Just over one-fifth of the total Christmas spend is used to buy food and drink for the holiday season, with an average of £161 being spent on the traditional Christmas dinner of turkey and ‘all the trimmings’. Travel over the season accounts for 8%, and the final 3% on festive decorations. The graphic reveals more than half of the money we spend over Christmas (67%) to be on presents. Top gifts for children are games consoles, cuddly toys and the perennial favourite; board games. Perfume, handbags and jewellery prove ever-popular presents for ladies, and gents can expect techie gifts such as gaming consoles and tablets, along with watches and of course aftershave, in their stockings this year!

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