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From 9th-15th September was Progressive’s second annual Northern Ireland Savings Week! Savings Week is an initiative that we founded this time last year, with the aim of raising awareness amongst local people of the benefits and importance of saving on a regular basis.
We’ve had lots happening throughout the week on TV, radio, social media and in our branches such as hints and tips on how to save and make your money go further and engaging with local personalities and influencers to find out how they turn their pennies into pounds. Make sure you keep checking back here throughout the week for more exciting news and content!
Whether it’s that trip of a lifetime you’ve always dreamt about, or the online shopping haul you’ve been waiting to click buy on, it pays to have some money put away. Saving doesn’t have to just be for a rainy day, it can help you to live your best life! Here are our top tips for saving throughout the year come rain or shine!
Currently there are over 7 million uses of #goals on Instagram; that cocktail that looks delicious, that fitness influencer with perfect abs, or that holiday destination that’s just picture perfect. What are your real #goals?
Top tips for setting goals that you’ll achieve...
Living your best life can come with a cost, so it’s worthwhile to consider setting some financial goals as well. Whether your goals are short-term, long-term or for everything else that comes in between it is important to visualise exactly what it is you want to achieve.
Top tips for setting goals that you’ll achieve:
Tracking your finances for even just a week can provide significant insight into how much you are really spending.
Tools to help you track...
Creating a savings plan can be really useful when contemplating those much-needed treats such as a trip away with friends or that new car you’ve had your eye on. So, putting aside that all important spending money is going to get you closer to achieving those goals. A spending plan could be a good way to let you know when it’s time to cut back and when you can afford to spend that little bit extra and can be used throughout the year no matter what the occasion.
Your car breaks down or the washing machine gives up, imagine not having to panic about where the money is coming from to fix everything. According to the Consumer Council 42% of households in Northern Ireland don’t save their money for a rainy day. Getting into the habit of frequently putting aside money and creating an emergency fund can really help you avoid those “ARGHHH” moments.
Tools for an emergency...
Once you have established your savings goals, it’s time to think about where to save your money. At Progressive, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about saving - we have been helping our Members to save and find a place to call home for generations. View our savings accounts.
Progressive’s range of savings accounts...
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