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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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  • Let’s talk: how to talk about money

    Talking money with your family can be a tricky topic, particularly when it’s about big issues like your end-of-life financial matters, but it doesn't need to be as hard as you think.
  • How Can Grandparents Save for their Grandchildren?

    Grandchildren are our pride and joy. There is no better feeling than watching them grow and blossom from troublesome tots to thriving teens and adults. Helping your grandchildren build a solid financial foundation is one of the greatest gifts a grandparent can give.
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    After a year of consumer saving, the Association of Financial Mutuals (AFM) says its societies have received a healthy boost in interest as people continue to save post-lockdown restrictions.
  • Save, spend, save again!

    Whilst an increase in your social life is no doubt in full flow, it’s important to be mindful about continuing with that savings practise.
  • How to save money for Children

    Your child or grandchild deserves the best of everything! As a parent or grandparent, it is only natural that you want to give them the very best start in life and set them up for a wonderful, worry-free future.
  • What is an Investment Bond?

    Find out all you need to know about investment bonds with this useful guide from Foresters Friendly Society. Includes how to buy and tax information.
  • 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.
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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

    Christmas gift ideas that will please the kids, while you enjoy the fact that they're learning valuable lessons about how to manage money.
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    With January ringing in not only the start of a new year but a brand new decade, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your long term ambitions and plans for the future.
  • Holiday money: 6 ways to boost your budget and save in the sun

    With weak exchange rates reducing the amount of spending money you'll get abroad, foreign holidays may just seem a distant dream.
  • Good fun and good value: free and low-cost ideas for the summer holidays

    Whether you need to entertain the children/grandchildren or are looking to occupy the whole family on a staycation, here are some ideas that provide lots of entertainment for little money.
  • What kind of ISA is right for you?

    Like standard savings accounts, there are several types of ISAs on the market today. This guide takes a closer look at the different types along with the questions to consider when choosing the right ISA for you.
  • Junior ISA tax deadlines for 2020/2021

    If you would like to start a Junior ISA, or if you already pay into one for your child or grandchild, don’t forget to open or top up the account before 5 April 2021.
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