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About savings

These pages help you look at your financial situation and weigh up your options for saving.

For more about the different ways you can save or invest money, go to our section Ways to save.

Why do I need to save?

Information about why you might want to save money for emergencies, treats, and expensive purchases and special events. It also describes alternatives to saving to help you weigh up your options.

Can I afford to save and how much?

Information to help you understand of your financial situation to work out how much spare money you have to save or invest after paying living expenses and debts.

What's the best way to save

Overview of ways to save, helping you decide what you are saving for, short-term or long-term savings, low risk versus high return, tax, speed of access to savings