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How Hard Does Your Money Really Work?

Author: mpressman  |  Category: Personal Finance
Published: September 12, 2008

In times when inflation is on the rise and the economy is on the downturn, it becomes more important than ever to make sure our money is working as hard as possible for us. This applies regardless of the situation you are in. For example, you may have your own business that you rely on for all your income; in this case it is particularly important to manage your finances in the most efficient way so that you can develop your business still further into the future.

The problem a lot of people have is that they tend to stick to the same habits for long periods of time without actually taking the time to consider whether they are still the best ones for them now. For example your savings account may have been at the cutting edge of all the ones available when you opened it six years ago, but how competitive is it now?

That’s why it’s a good idea every now and then to review all the places you have invested your money, in order to see whether you could actually benefit from overhauling your finances completely.

It’s also often the case that people set up the accounts they need when they start their own business, and then forget to review those arrangements as the business begins to grow. The income you receive from your efforts in building the business in those early days can be very different from what you begin to earn later on, once your business is more established.

You may even find you are elevated into an income bracket which renders your previous way of thinking about money obsolete. If your income is channelled into the right places then you can enjoy even more benefits from it than you would otherwise, so it’s important to keep on top of what is going on.

In the end it all comes down to good habits and one of the best money habits you can have is to constantly review your situation to ensure you are still in control of your money, rather than it being in control of you.

Another good habit to have is to make the effort to stay in touch with what is on offer in the financial marketplace in terms of various current and savings accounts at any one time. This will help you to see whether you have the right products to suit.

You can also consider switching to premier private banking, which, for a modest monthly fee often comes with lots of added benefits as well as giving you a better interest rate.

As such, it’s worth keeping tabs on your money because you will get far better rewards in return – and those rewards can help enormously in both the short and the long term.

Disclaimer:
This article has been written for information and interest purposes only. The information contained within this article is the opinion of the author only, and should not be construed as advice or used to make financial decisions. Expert financial advice should always be sought and any links contained within this article are included for information purposes only.

Author: mpressman

Matthew Pressman writes for a wide variety of commercial clients. This article is intended for information purposes only and readers should seek additional information before taking any actions based on its content.

This author has published 47 articles so far.

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