We won’t be seeing Dani Dyer behind the bar anytime soon, unless it’s in her real life dad’s (actor Danny Dyer) pub, as Mick Carter, landlord of The Vic, on EastEnders. With her stationery salesman boyfriend Jack Fincham, the Love Island winning couple look set to make themselves a fortune, individually and together, over the coming year.
Love Island, which drew record high audiences this year, follow the love antics of teams of young, fit and generally gorgeous male and female competitors as they couple up, split up, re couple or get ‘dumped’ from the show by public demand. Viewers were able to watch the spectacle and love life dramas over eight weeks and from the very beginning, Dani and Jack were the favourites to win.
Geoff Newman, Development Director at leading Hertfordshire based financial planning and advice company, Lyndhurst Financial Management, says
“Love Island has become a TV phenomenon and for the winners, the opportunities are enormous. They have the power of their social media following on Instagram and Twitter, plus numerous requests for media coverage, endorsements and of course we expect to see them in their own shows soon. Reality TV stars can make huge sums of money and even if Dani and Jack are only in the public eye for the next year, until Love Island 2019, they have to make the most of it.
Although they are both in their early twenties it’s vitally important that they don’t just fritter their money away. It’s hard for twentysomethings to think about pensions and long term investments- the most they tend to consider is perhaps buying a home. However, if you earn substantial amounts at no matter what age it’s vitally important to get the best professional advice so that you can make the right decisions for yourself. A secure financial future gives you tremendous freedom, even in your twenties. It’s really the best time to start so that you can retire early and do something completely different.
It’s shocking to read in the news today that Katie Price, who made so much money from reality TV, ghosted books and other options is now facing potential bankruptcy because most of her £48 million has gone. You don’t have to be wealthy to need financial advice, truly, the sooner the better.”