Er, no. Worryingly for the government, just 14% regretted not paying enough into their pension, a massive drop of 23% on 2010 (37%). Oddly, there doesn't seem much regret about buying big ticket items. Just 3% of us regretted buying a new car (clearly the 97% who did snap up a new vehicle remain delighted that they did so).
Few regrets on big ticket items
Compared to 2010 just 6% regret spending money on an expensive holiday. And when it comes to affairs of the heart, money isn't an issue: just 2% regretted lashing out on an expensive wedding, a 2% reduction on 2010.
Hope for 2012?The research - carried out in late November with 1260 adults questioned - revealed too a sharp division in financial happiness between the generations. Over 55s have the fewest financial regrets with 57% saying they did not have any financial regrets in 2011. But a sizeable 44% of over 55s claimed they were 'happy' with their general spending compared to 57% last year. That's a big drop.
First Direct statistics