Benefits of creating a savings plan
Planning is where you see the real benefit of financial advice. Ofcourse, I believe that what I do adds value because I see it first hand every day when I help my clients. If you haven’t seen or experienced something it is hard to understand it, so here are a few facts and figures from the 2017 International Longevity Centre who published a research report called The Value of Financial Advice:
- Those using a financial adviser from 2001 to 2007 had accumulated significantly more liquid financial assets and pension wealth than their unadvised equivalent peers.
- People who received financial advice who are ‘just getting by’ accumulated, on average, 39% more in liquid financial assets and 21% more in pension wealth, totalling around £39,895.
- “Affluent” advised individuals accumulated, on average, £12,363 more in liquid financial assets, £30,882 more in pension wealth and a 16% increase in retirement income than their unadvised counterparts
When it comes to saving for children I sit down with my clients and look at where the money could get the most growth, what your risk appetite is, how tax efficient savings are, whether you want instant access savings for children, what the subscription limits are, what control you want to give your children over the money and so much more. Then there is how this fits in with inheritance. There is a lot of in depth analysis which you might not have the time or inclination to do. Additionally, we are part of Quilter so have the buying power and tools to find you the best deals for childrens investments. Together we can make sure we make the most of every pound you put in to savings for children so that, when they reach the age you stipulate, they can put a deposit on a house, buy themselves a car or indeed pay for further education.