To invest or not to invest

To invest or not to invest, that is the question!

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I was speaking to a young parent the other day, young children and not old himself at only 37. However, as we spoke and the matters progressed, it dawned on us that he had no consideration in regards to his children’s future financial needs, nor how he could satisfy them apart from the usual work hard and stay employed route.

What he, and many others in his position was missing is that it really is, never too early to start saving for the future. At 35 we all think that the world is laid out for us and we have our lives to live, but, any parent out there knows, the time seems to fly by, where once you held them in the palm of your hand, now they are browsing shops and soon will be looking to college.

We come back to the old misconception that a Financial Adviser is for the wealthy, which is not the case. A Financial Adviser looks to help you look at your situation, provide ideas how to plan for the future and gives you advice on how to obtain those goals. You do not have to use the advice, but can you afford to pass up a free chat!

Investment Funds, Fixed Deposits, Shares, Bonds, Regular Savings Plans, SIPPs, ISAs, the list goes on and on, but do you know how they can help you and which one to choose? A simple, obligation free chat with a Financial Adviser can help you make decisions now that will benefit you in 10 to 15 years’ time… think that is a long time still, it’s as long as the Euro has been in circulation! Any parent with a 10 year old will tell you, they just grew up in an eye blink. The days mount up, so can your savings if you look after them.

Chat with a financial adviser and discover how you can provide for the 18th Birthday, the college education, a Grandchild’s 21st or the wedding you swore you would never indulge in way back when! The simple matter of life is that money will be needed when you least expect it and you need to know how to deal with the demands.

Do you have a pension? Do you know how to set one up? What benefits can you enjoy by having a pension plan in place, even a private one? Look around you and think, how many of my peers are set up for later life? I’ve had a look recently and I can pretty much guarantee that 80% of the people I see on a daily basis are not prepared for their financial future. What will you do when you retire or something happens that needs paying? A client contacted me last week to cash in one of their pensions as they have to pay for both a Wedding and a Funeral in the next month, it can strike that quickly and you need to be prepared!

However, being prepared is easy, a quick, informal chat to set out some guidelines and, more importantly, get you thinking about it, will show you how easy it is to set the wheels in motion and pick the way to save that is best for you!

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