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Myths and Facts: Savings Explained

Having a pot of savings provides not only longer-term financial security but also piece of mind – Our team of experts have listed some of the main myths and facts around savings which we hope you find useful.

Myth 1 – I need a Large ‘Rainy Day Fund’

Whilst many will agree that having a minimum of three months savings for essentials is crucial – every little helps with unexpectedly large bill and can make life that little bit easier.

Myth 2 – You Need a Large Income to Save

This is false – even if you can save a small percentage of your monthly income you can build a useful fund. Even if it means trimming a limited income you can still save – little and often quickly add up.

Myth 3 – You Should be Debt Free Before you Start Saving

Saving isn’t binary – you can both save (as much as you can afford) and reduce debts, a little planning at the beginning of each month will ensure you can save and get your debts down.

Myth 4 – I need to Save 10% of my Monthly Income

Well firstly you can save as much or as little as you can afford – there are no set levels of savings to consider but setting up an automated payment to a separate account will help.

Myth 5 – You need to Save Electronically to be Secured

Digital transactions are certainly easier and allows you to keep a record but so long as you set a monthly, affordable level of savings you can always bank a lump sum when required. It is worth noting also that many bank and savings accounts offer cash back and other incentives.

Myth 6 – If I cut Expenses I can Afford to Save

Saving is a strategy – you can cut expenses which may well free up funds to invest  but you should stick to your plan – if it means cutting expenses then you can save.

In the current climate it is important to have additional funds to mitigate any unexpected or planned expenditures – the key, however, is having the right strategy that is both affordable and sustainable.

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For all enquiries please visit www.fintuity.com or contact Fintuity’s Communications Manager, Nic Cobb at nic.cobb@fintuity.com.

Please Note: All information, references and dates included in this article were accurate at the time of publishing.

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