Q I am in the lucky position of having a fixed rate of 1.95 per cent and have avoided all the recent interest rate increases, but that is due to change very soon as my fixed rate ends in November. While we are not struggling yet, I’m extremely worried as I can’t afford a big
1) Spend now, pay later
Don’t throw your money away when you’re young, assuming you’ll be richer when you’re older. People in their 40s and 50s actually have the most financial problems. Enjoy your financial freedom when you’re young, but don’t squander it.
2) Fail to save
Too many people claim they can’t afford to save while blowing their cash on gadgets they don’t need, clothes they never wear and nights out they regret in the morning. Set up a regular savings plan by standing order or direct debit, so you don’t notice the money leave your account. Then have fun with what’s left.