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You may have put off saving for the future and glazed over whenever anyone mentions investing or pensions.

Putting steps in place when you’re younger, can be advantageous later on. It’s never too early to start saving and starting now could certainly help you get into better financial shape. Here are some tips to get you started:

Get into the habit of saving.

Although saving rates at the moment are low, putting aside even a small amount on a regular basis can get you started with a robust
saving habit.

Find out about investing for your financial future.

Investing is the way that you can grow your money for the future. Once you have a better understanding of investing, you will feel more
comfortable growing your investments over time. It may be worth looking at stocks and shares Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) and
investigating what’s out there.

You can save tax-free with an ISA, which is always a bonus. There are 4 types of ISA:

  • Cash ISAs
  • Stock and Shares ISAs
  • Innovative Finance ISAs
  • Lifetime ISAs

You can put money into one of each kind (If you fit the criteria) each tax year. With investing, it can be a good idea to speak with an adviser who can help you with a balanced portfolio and managing risk.

Reduce your expenses.

Find ways to reduce your expenses. Look at your bank and credit card statements and see where your money is going. Writing down your
ins and outs and setting a budget can highlight where there’s a waste. You may be paying a regular subscription for something you no
longer want. Looking at bank statements over the last year can be a real eye-opener. All these will help to grow your savings for your financial future.

Pay off any debt.

If you have any debt, then you should focus on paying that off first. Once your debt is paid off, you can feel more comfortable about investing.

Start paying into a pension or increase your contributions.

Many people will have been enrolled into a pension automatically, but you can always increase what you’re paying or start a pension if you haven’t already got one. Paying anything (or anything extra) can be better than doing nothing.

Buy a property if it suits you.

With mortgage rates being so low, a mortgage can work out less than a rental property. But often the deposit can be a stumbling block. You may want to consider whether it is the best time to buy, or if you’d be better off putting away the savings you’re making until you’ve got
a bigger deposit.

For more information on our ISA assessment service please click here or speak with our team today on 0161 413 7051.