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7 Savings Strategies for first time buyers

The thought of saving for a house deposit may seem as daunting as climbing Everest and you might be wondering how exactly to get your hands on the money.

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  • Coping with finances and grief when a loved one dies

    Coping with the death of a loved one is one of life’s most stressful events imaginable – not only because of the psychological grieving process, but because of the financial challenges that can be incurred as well.
  • Foresters Friendly Society achieves outstanding single premium growth in the first quarter of 2021

    With England placed into its third lockdown and the other UK nations in a similar position as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, Foresters Friendly Society saw a significant increase in single premium investments in the first quarter of 2021 (January – March inclusive).
  • ISAs – What are they and how do ISAs work?

    An ISA, or Individual Savings Account, is a savings account that you never pay any tax on. It does come with one restriction, which is the amount of money you can save or invest in an ISA in a single tax year – also known as your annual ISA allowance.
  • What are tax-free savings accounts?

    Saving is a sensible way to help secure your or your family’s future, and it can be even more rewarding when you can save tax-free. This is where tax-free savings accounts, such as ISAs and Tax Exempt Savings Plans, which are unique to friendly societies like us, come into play.
  • Foresters Friendly Society sees continued levels of single premium growth in 2020 and more accolades

    As the Coronavirus pandemic continued to cause concern and unease amongst the UK and worldwide population, Foresters Friendly Society saw an increase in single premium investments in 2020.
  • What is over 50s life insurance and how much does it cost?

    Over 50s life insurance gives you the reassurance, comfort and peace of mind that whatever life has in store, you can go on caring for your nearest and dearest when you are no longer around.
  • Foresters Friendly Society appoints new Deputy Chairman

    The Board of Foresters Friendly Society approved the appointment of David Furniss as Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman.
  • What is a Junior ISA and how do they work? Junior ISA guide

    Some future planning can be achieved, whatever life challenges we’re presented with. Including putting savings in place for your child’s future.
  • Foresters Friendly Society signs up to Principles for Responsible Investment

    Find out what this means for our members.
  • How with-profits funds help investors weather stormy markets

    Find out how with-profits could be a less volatile way to invest your money.
  • Foresters Friendly Society’s Over 50s Life Insurance Rated 5 Stars

    Our Over 50s Life Insurance, the 50+ Life Cover policy, has been rated 5 Stars by the Fairer Finance company.
  • What to consider when buying your first home as lockdown ease

    Whether you are thinking about buying your first home now or in a couple of years, it’s important that you consider the costs that come with buying a house.
  • Child Trust Fund Maturities – a quick guide

    What happens to my Child Trust Fund when I turn 18? How do I find my Child Trust Fund? Foresters has the answers!
  • 6 simple and practical ways to save money

    With the January blues behind us, and a brand new year ahead to start afresh with our financial planning, there’s no better time than the present to start saving money!
  • There’s no place like home: How to make the most of your savings when looking to buy your first home

    Foresters Friendly Society outlines five ways in which the Lifetime ISA could be the perfect substitute to the Help to Buy ISA to help you on your journey to home ownership.
  • Why a Lifetime ISA could make buying your first home more affordable

    First-time buyers looking to get their foot on the property ladder face more challenges than ever before.
  • Five Fun Board Games That Help Teach Children About Money

    Fun gift ideas that will please the kids, while you enjoy the fact that they're learning valuable lessons about how to manage money.
  • Making the most of My Money Week at home

    While schools may not be open for all children right now, you can still teach your children key life lessons.
  • How to make the most of your money during lockdown

    We have some hints and tips to help you navigate your finances over the next few months.
  • Keep Calm and Carry on Caring

    In these exceptional times, there are some simple ways that you can help yourself feel more in control and make a real difference to the most vulnerable in your community.
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