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Savings and Investments for the Savvy Modern Woman

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 4:26pm | by monicadear

Finding the right kind of work-life balance isn't always a question of effective time management, for many of us it might also be a question of money. If, in light of Britain's current economic circumstances, you are among the thousands of women battling to cope with a severe decrease in weekly expendable income, thanks to rising food and fuel costs, then you might be eager to clock up the extra hours, giving yourself a little extra cash but eating up social schedule and that all important family time.

One of the best ways to survive the recession is to come up with an effective savings and investments plan. If you can manage to put a small amount by every week or every month then you will be able to afford to do nice things with your friends and your family at a later date. If you are able to look into the longer term future, then there are also a wide variety of different Santander savings and investments schemes available that will allow you to save up the pennies for a larger spending project - whether it be a family holiday, a spa day for the girls or a new home improvement plan.

Banks and building societies have come up with a savings solution for everyone. Instant access online accounts are a big hit with those who feel that they need to be able to access their cash at the touch of a button from time to time. There are in-store savings accounts that may offer you a higher rate of interest if you commit to leaving a certain amount in their hands for a fixed period of time that may range from anything between 6 months and 2 years. And there are a variety of investment options, from corporate bonds to emerging markets, that may offer you an even higher return on your deposit.

To find out which is the best savings scheme for you and your family, head to your local branch and ask for a consultation. Sleep on it. Then once you’ve made your decision you should be able to start stretching your hard earned cash a little further.

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