Financial mistakes we can all avoid

When it comes to managing our money, it can be easy to overlook the simple actions we should all take. So here are a few mistakes we should try to avoid:

  • Not keeping an eye on bank and credit card statements. Checking these can help you budget better and alert you to any signs of fraud
  • Letting your mortgage drift. When your current deal is coming to an end, make sure you get professional advice to ensure you get a new cost-effective deal put in place
  • Allowing insurance policies to automatically renew. If you do, you could find that your premiums keep going up and up; we can help you find the right deal for your needs
  • Not reviewing your pension at regular intervals. Keeping an eye on your pension over the years will help ensure you are on track for a comfortable retirement
  • Going it alone at retirement. There are several choices open to you when you retire and getting advice will help you make the best financial decisions for your future.

A pension is a long-term investment. The fund value may fluctuate and can go down. Your eventual income may depend on the size of the fund at retirement, future interest rates and tax legislation.