2016 is the year you win at your finances

By: Alex Hartley Jan 21, 2016 2016 is the year you win at your finances We’re far enough into 2016 now for the resolution-breaking weeks to be behind us. New Year’s Eve is just a distant memory and it’s time to start seriously looking at the year ahead. For many of us, it’s our finances that could do with some serious attention this year – sorting out money matters is at the top of the agenda for many people. 2016 is a great year to start winning with your cash – here’s why (and how). You can start saving to buy a home In December the government introduced the new Help to Buy ISA, a scheme designed to get anyone looking to plant a foot on the housing ladder to start saving. You also get the added boost of a 25% top up from the government. So, for every £100 that you put into the ISA the government will add another £25 – plus the ISA is a tax free form of savings. You can deposit a lump sum of up to £1,200 into the ISA in the first month and then £200 a month after


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