Learn to save

The ability to save is one of the most important life skills a person can learn. We cover a range of basic savings topics, some of which are listed below.

Basic Savings Accounts

Basic savings accounts are pretty much the only account type that everyone uses to a certain degree. They’re the safest option out there and there is virtually no risk involved.

 

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Beating Inflation

Beating inflation should be on the top of every saver’s mind, learning what inflation is, what effects it could have on you, and how to try and stay ahead of it are critical to making your money go further.

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Budgeting

Budgeting is one of the most basic principles to learn about money, it could be argued that learning to master your own budget and spending is more important than some of the savings accounts you may use. This is often where you can work out what to invest or save.

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Emergency Funds

A lot of people live paycheck to paycheck, sometimes they have no choice in the matter but for those who do, learning to build an emergency cash fund is very important and can be a vital lifeline should something unexpected happen.

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Peer to Peer Lending

Peer to peer lending is one of the new kids on the block only being around for a few years, it offers savers the chance to earn money the same way banks do, by lending to people. You recieve the interest, but this does carry risks.

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Premium Bonds

Premium Bonds are only available to people in the UK and run similar to a lottery. Instead of paying interest to everyone who has them, the money is awarded in prizes. It can be more competitive than a basic savings account.

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Retirement

One day most of us are going to be too old to work, so saving enough money now for your retirement is more important than ever. We look at the different options there are for you.

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Setting Goals

Understanding your financial situation and setting goals is a great way to begin your financial journey. You need to know where you are now to understand where you want to be.

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