Common financial mistakes in your thirties

Saving in your thirties becomes increasingly difficult as your financial responsibilities increase. However, sound financial decisions during this phase of life can have profound benefits at a later stage. Here are some common financial mistakes to avoid: The first is failing to draw up a budget. A proper budget is the starting point of all […]

PAYMENT PITFALLS AND DEBT DOWNFALLS – PART 2

Last week we discussed a lack of financial management, signing surety, sudden expenses and worrying about social status. This week we compound on that list with some more points to consider to prevent you from being put in a position that is vulnerable to accumulating debt: Lacking financial understanding Formal education doesn’t prepare people well […]

PAYMENT PITFALLS AND DEBT DOWNFALLS – PART 1

No one ever plans to fall into a spiral of debt, but sometimes challenges arise that cause the debt to build up around you before you have even realised how bad it is. This puts you in a debilitating position that can be difficult to emerge from. So, here are some points to consider to […]

COMMON FINANCIAL PLANNING MISTAKES | PART THREE

HINDSIGHT IS ALWAYS 20:20 If a person has perfect vision is both eyes, they are considered to have 20:20 vision. Whilst we can not always predict what will happen in the future, it’s always seems to easy to see the things that have happened with great clarity. Hence, when we look back, events seem so […]

COMMON FINANCIAL PLANNING MISTAKES | PART TWO

DON’T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET Whilst you may not be investing in eggs, this centuries-old wisdom applies wholeheartedly to modern day investments. As part two of last week’s article, let me quickly remind you that whatever your goals, unless you win the lotto, you will not move passed average unless you fully […]

COMMON FINANCIAL PLANNING MISTAKES | PART ONE

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP. It’s a phrase spoken often to the young and exuberant, but one that we forget still applies as we get older… It is reasonable to assume that you desire financial success for yourself and your family and you may even have your sights set on becoming fabulously wealthy. Some of us […]

REVIEWING YOUR POLICY (2)

A WISE CHOICE NOW PAYS OFF LATER In my previous article I looked at the old-school approach to risk assurance policies and highlighted some areas of concern that the latest policies are trying to avoid. The reason for this is because most life cover premiums are higher than necessary because you are sold an indiscriminate […]

REVIEWING YOUR POLICY (1)

ARE YOU PAYING TOO MUCH? You could save as much as 30% of the premiums you pay on risk life assurance – against early death, for example – by, in effect, changing your policy from one paying out a single large lump sum and priced for the maximum term, such as “whole of life”, to […]