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Money, money, money - our biggest regrets surround the way we spend our cash

40% of people surveyed wished they had saved more Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Researchers have discovered a list of 50 things Newcastle residents would change if they could live their lives again.

The biggest regret, expressed by 40% of people, was not being better with money, while a further 31% said they wished they’d made more of an effort to stay fit, according to the research commissioned by 16-25 Railcard.

When it comes to matters of the heart, 13% said they wished they hadn't stayed in an unhappy relationship, while 12% said they would marry the one that got away if they had their time again.

15% percent said they wished they had pushed themselves harder at work.

45% of those who took part in the study admitted regularly starting sentences with ‘If I had my time again’.

Here are the top ten regrets of Newcastle residents.

  • 1. I would save more
  • 2. I wouldn’t waste so much money
  • 3. I would be better with money
  • 4. I would make more effort to stay fit
  • 5. I would travel the world
  • 6. I would go on more exotic holidays
  • 7. I would travel more within Europe
  • 8. I would explore more of the UK
  • 9. I would go on more weekend breaks
  • 10. I would work harder at school