BLONDES are supposed to, as the old adage goes, have more fun.
But a new study suggests they actually have more funds too.
Despite having the reputation of airheads, women with a sun-kissed locks bring home more money each month than brunettes and red-heads.
Fair haired girls take home an average of £1,018.19 after tax and national insurance each month, compared to £937.19 for brunettes and £887.97 for red-heads.
Sonia Rehill, spokeswoman for financial investment website The Motley Fool, who conducted the poll, said: “While the results of this survey reveal that blondes are the higher earners and they appear to have a real understanding of their money, non-blondes should not lose heart.
“It’s not what you earn that makes you rich, it’s what you do with it that counts. Anyone can increase their wealth by investing sensibly in assets such as shares.”
Although they have a steady wage, blondes are more frivolous with their cash, with 35 per cent going into their overdraft every single month.
The average fair haired lovely over-spends by £278.34 a month – giving in to ‘can’t resist’ purchases such as chocolate, shoes and handbags.
Sonia Rehill added: “Life would be very boring if all we did with our money was save, save, save and never spend anything.
“However, by investing some of our disposable income we actually have the potential to make more money – the stock market does not know what colour your hair is, which is good news for those girls who feel they deserve a treat from time to time.”
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