Nick Hewer: my money
Star of The Apprentice and Countdown Nick Hewer talks through his finances.
Nick Hewer. Neale Haynes/Contour RA by Getty
Do you save or splurge?
I’ve turned from a splurger into a non-splurger. But I’m not a saver because I don’t have any work income now I’ve retired.
What are your financial goals?
To make the money last until I conk out! And to leave something to my children and grandchildren. I’m 78 and my father lived to 96 and his grandmother to 99, so I’m worried I have a long-life gene!
If you were given a million pounds and had to spend it tomorrow, what would you do with it?
I would buy my partner Catherine’s publishing company and then close it down so she could spend more time with me!
What do you insure?
I’m very keen on insurance and have Saga travel insurance. And I’ve just insured Molly my black Labrador because of the eye-watering amounts vets charge these days.
What has been your most extravagant holiday?
Driving an old car from London to Mongolia, which cost about £5,000. It was expensive because it took 55 days – and because of the bribes that had to be paid to policemen in Russia. They popped up every 30 minutes!
Nick appears in Pilgrimage: The Road to the Scottish Isles on BBC iPlayer
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