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How to be prepared for a financial emergency

If you don’t have enough savings to fall back on, you should take action now to protect yourself from an unexpected bill.

A third of us are living on the financial edge with no savings whatsoever. The three most common unexpected costs were: car repairs, medical bills, and technology that needed urgent repair or replacement. Worryingly, many of us would either have to get into debt or increase our debt if we were hit by unexpected bills. And, unless you can rely on family or friends, getting hold of a decent chunk of cash fast will cost you. So it’s better to be prepared in case of an emergency.

Here are two ways to make sure you have money on hand for a rainy day.

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Savings Tips

1. Setting a savings target right at the beginning will give you something to aim for and a better
chance of achieving
your goal. But make sure your target is realistic. Not too much, but more importantly not too little.

2. You should try to build up a savings pot of at least three months’ salary, so you’ll have enough money

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Lump Sum Investments

Lump Sum Investments Hopefully there will be times in your life when you come into a relatively substantial sum of money. This may come in the form of an inheritance, profit from the sale of a property or business, or a bonus. It makes to sense to place some of this sum into a bank

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Investments & Savings

Savings & Investments How do I plan for a rainy day? It’s easy; if you start saving now you can build up a cash fund. We now more than ever before that we need to take responsibility for our own futures. Practical questions, such as: What will School/Collage Education costs be? Will I be able

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