Questions tagged [savings]

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What is a good starting point for a new investor?

Firstly to clarify, I am not looking for financial advice, I am trying to find out where is a reasonable starting point for someone who has no experience, some cash in an ISA and is risk averse. I've ...
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How do I open an RESP account where I am both the subscriber and the beneficiary?

I am located in Canada and am trying to open an RESP account where I am both the subscriber and the beneficiary. The government of Canada website says I can open an RESP for myself here. I’ve called ...
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Constructive and relatively safe investment options

I'm 24 years old, single, a grad student, and have some personal savings. Saving money is in my character, and for the last 5 years, I've been saving 1/8th of my monthly income, on average. In the ...
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401(k) which is better, more traditional or less ROTH

My company matches my 401(k) contributions, 4% to my 5%, so I'm contributing at least 5%. So I ran some numbers. If I switch from traditional contributions of 5% to ROTH contributions of 5%, my take-...
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What are my options for storing a large amount of money for less than one year? [duplicate]

We've just sold our house. We had been planning on buying another immediately, but our purchase fell through and we have now moved into a rental. Consequently, we have >£100k of cash on hand and ...
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Cash ISA restrictions in the UK

I'm trying to understand the restrictions on putting money into cash ISAs in the UK. Currently, the government homepage says "Every tax year you can put money into one of each kind of ISA. The ...
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How to use savings to buy security

I am a 28 year old single male and I have about 30k USD in my retirement account and 100k USD in my savings and checking accounts. I'm on track to save another 30-40k through the rest of the year as a ...
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Did I save enough for my age? Am I falling behind and should be saving more or take some investment risks to earn more?

I am a 28 years old male, living in the US. Currently working full time with the salary of $84K per year. I also have a dependent wife(same age as mine), who is currently studying in a uni, graduating ...
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How should i invest $70k - buy a house or other?

I have been saving for a home but TBC on if I will buy one so wanted to ask for advice on what other ideas there may be. I have $20k in cash savings and $50k in stocks. I have 401k currently at $55k I ...
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Invest in both PPF and VPF

Is one allowed to invest in both VPF (Voluntary Provident Fund) and PPF (Public Provident Fund) in the same financial year and is there a limit on the same?
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For Every $100 Saved and Properly Invested, You Make X Per Month

I remember hearing a figure somewhere that went something like this. . . "For every $100 bill you save and properly invest, you make X cents per month for the rest of your life. The trick is, ...
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Report interest to HMRC - less than personal savings allowance

[UK] Do I need to report to HMRC if I earn less than £1,000 (personal savings allowance (PSA) basic rate taxpayer) in interest? I also have CGT of less than £12,000.
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How can I make my 100K in savings safe and possibly a bit more profitable?

Situation sketch: I'm nearly 30 years old, single, still living with my parents in Belgium and disabled (autism in case it's relevant). I have a job where I earn about 1750 EUR after taxes monthly. I ...
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Inflation and the current value of my dollar

I am trying to figure out the value of my $100 with a hypothetical 2% constant inflation rate after 30 years. Here is the scenario: suppose I have $100 that laying under my bed and the hypothetical ...
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Difference Between Opting In and Out of Courtesy Overdrafts

Let's say you had $50 as a balance in your savings account. You go out and buy something that costs $250. So, your balance is now 50 - 250 = - 200 dollars. What is the difference between Opting In ...
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Business banking insurance above FSCS £85,000 [closed]

In the UK, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) provides insurance for bank deposits up to £85,000. Is there an insurance (or financial product) that provides coverage above this ...
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How much should we have/save before having a child? Baby planning a couple years out [closed]

Edit: Additional helpful information. Location: USA: Oregon Lifestyle: Middle-class and content that way. I have biologist job, so I'll never be 'rich' and "millions" is certainly an exaggeration. ...
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Interest rate difference - savings account in a foreign currency

I live in a EU country where I have a currency account in CHF with a local bank. The interest rate of this account is 0.01%, whereas the interest rate in Switzerland is currently at -0.75%. Doesn't ...
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Tips on frugal approaches to donating to charities for averagely well-off

The title says it all really, but to get the discussion going let's imagine the following simplified reality: Suppose John is 25 years old, lives in the UK, has a very secure job with a take-home ...
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Why can one pay with ACH but not with checks from a savings account?

I have a payment I have to make four times a year. (well within Regulation D limits) The payee only accepts checks, and they sit on the checks for a random amount of time between 1 and 6 weeks before ...
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Doesn't the existence of FDIC incentivize savers to put their savings in the most risky bank?

The riskier something is, the more interest/coupon would be demanded by the lender. In the case of choosing where to put my savings, wouldn't the existence of FDIC incentivize searching for the bank ...
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Shouid I throw away my inkjet printer when its ink runs out & buy another?

This is not the usual question that I see here, but What topics can I ask about here? says: Personal Finance and Money Stack Exchange is for people who want to be financially literate, find ways to ...
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Deciding on a correct down payment for a house

I am in the process of making an offer for a house. Wife and I have about 135K saved, with steady jobs, both happen to be an 'essential business' as required for this period during the corona virus. ...
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Saving for a house, is holding money in the bank account currently wise?

I was currently saving to buy a new house with as lowest mortgage as possible (have currently money in the normal bank account without any interest rates) and planning to make a buy around the middle ...
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My retirement savings are waning due coronovirus crisis. What should I do?

My AFORE already lost a chunk of money in my retirement savings, i'm not sure what to do, i'm afraid if leave the rest of my money i will lose even more and it's gonna take a while to recover those ...
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Putting away 20% down payment money next 3 years to purchase home

We are considering buying a house in next 3 to 4 years. I am putting away my wife's salary into the savings for next 3 years until we come up with 30% money in the bank to take care of down payment, ...
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Opening monthly savers in different banks

I recently had a monthly saver with Lloyd Banks that is coming to an end. I want to continue saving however you can't have another monthly saver with the bank. I found that you can open accounts with ...
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How much money does one need to afford to stop working for the rest of life? [closed]

Let's suppose you are in your 20s and want to fully devote your life to something you are highly passionate about, but there's a problem: you are unsure whether that activity will bring you any ...
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Overpay student loan or mortgage first?

I am aged 23 and make £48000 a year. I have 2 sources of debt at the moment, my student loan and a mortgage I have just entered. Student Loan Details: Amount: £42775.54 Interest Rate: 5.4% Monthly ...
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Feasibility of buying first house at 23 when I may leave the country in a few years to work/travel (UK)

I am 22 years old and in my final year of study towards an Engineering degree, with a graduate job secured for next year with a starting salary of £25,000. I currently have ~£47,000 in savings, ...
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What to do with spare cash, in the short term?

I live & work in the UK. Having pretty much exhausted all of the avenues I can find for saving (none of which have great returns anyway at the moment, obviously), I have recently started looking ...
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Does returning small bank verification deposits count towards the limit of 6 monthly “convenient” withdrawals on a savings account?

Does returning small bank verification deposits count towards the limit of 6 monthly "convenient" withdrawals on a savings account? Example:
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How to invest monthly savings for the long term?

Personal info I'm a single man in my mid thirties living in Spain. In 2019 I saved around 900€ per month on average after taxes. Most of that went to pay some one-time taxes and the rest to an ...
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Best ways to invest for a planned house purchase in 1 year?

I've just sold my house after relocating and got £45,000. I am now looking for a house to buy. In the area where I live now houses are around £500,000, so I will need at least £50,000 for the deposit, ...
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How risky is it financially to emigrate to a different country?

My situation: I am 31 years old. I live in the UK and have been a software developer for 5 years (but only 1 year in a really challenging, full stack position). I own a house. I have a fair amount of ...
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To opt for interest only home loan and save for next property down payment or keep paying P&I to reduce debt AND borrow more for next property

I currently own an investment property which I bought to live in (lived in for couple of years) and now has rented out as I moved (renting) in a better area for kids school. I am comfortably managing ...
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Should I save up my credit card points?

I earn points on my credit card and can redeem them at one cent per point, so if I have 10,000 points, I can deduct $100 from my bill. Is there any advantage to saving my points and spending my ...
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How to calculate savings account interest if you deposit and withdraw irregularly?

It's easy to calculate interest on a fixed principal. If you have for example $1000 deposit on your savings account and the rate is 0.25% compounded every whatsoever and you want to know how much is ...
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Lost $100k (paper) money on property subdivision project. What should be my next step?

I had the misfortune of working with a shady project manager for my first property subdivision project (1 property into 3). The development contract with him was for him to organise and supervise the ...
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Best way to invest ~10k euros in Europe [duplicate]

newbie here. I'd like to know what are the best ways to invest ~10k euros here in Europe. I don't have any debt and I am able to save 1k euros every month moving forward. I can't buy property yet, ...
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Saving hard to buy one specific item worth it?

I am new to this Stack Exchange channel, sorry in advance if the story does not fit. About 3.5 years ago I bought a laptop for my education. At the time it was a top of the line model etc. Recently, ...
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Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career in Europe? [duplicate]

I'm in my 20's and just starting my career as a data scientist. I live between the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe. I have read the answers to this question but it seems to be very US-centered. ...
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Estimating nest egg and inflation

First a couple paragraphs for me to lay out my understanding and then my actual question. It is often reported that one can estimate how much they need for retirement by taking their current expenses ...
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Saving question - I do not know where to start

I just finished my degree and I have been working in Malaysia for 3 months. Let's say that every month I have a salary of $2,550 and my expenses are: $300 taxes $500 to parent $300 toward ...
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Is there any benefit to keeping money in a checking account?

I have been getting a lot of "tips" from my bank lately about different ways to save. Things like "Save $1 week 1, $2 week 2", etc or "tax my spending habits". Whenever I see things like this, they ...
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Is there any recommendation of rent / spending / saving ratio?

In the USA, are there popular rent / spending / saving ratio recommendations? Say I earn $150k per year and split it evenly between the three. Which would be $50k for rent or mortgage, $50k for ...
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Is this a scam? [duplicate]

I have recently found some sugar daddy’s saying there will help me financially they state that they will give me a weekly allowance if I’m loyal but once I send my PayPal link they say that to ...
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Is it a good idea to invest in gold as a safety against nation or worldwide economic crises? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea for someone in the middle class to invest in physical gold as a safe guard against economic crisis? If not, why not? If yes, still why? I'm also curious what percentage of savings ...
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Why should I invest so much in 401(k)?

I am 24 yrs old and am making $60,000/yr while saving ~41% of that. 28% of which is going to my Roth 401(k) and the rest is going into a TD Ameritrade and a small amount into a Robinhood account (both ...
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How can I help a 17 year old track and pay me back a personal loan?

I’m selling my 17 year old cousin my car. He wants to make regular payments on it, every two weeks or so. Instead of taking cash, issuing receipts, and tracking this on paper somewhere, I’d like to ...

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