Top 10 personal finance tips I wish my parents had told me at 18

Various surveys over the past two years have shown that many of us Brits aren’t that great at handling our money. In fact, around half of UK adults are thought to be ‘living on a financial edge.’ For many, this is the result of being caught up in house price rises, the recession, or other issues out of individual control. But for a lot of us we probably could have done better with a little early help. If you could go back and have a word with your 18 year old self what financial tips would you pass on? We came up with these Top Ten but feel free to tell us yours in the comments section below: Tip 1: Start saving now At 18 years old you feel like you’re never going to get old. The tender age of 30 seems like a very distant milestone and houses, kids and pensions are less important than parties and travel. However, the advantages of saving early are huge. The younger you are the more years you have for compound interest to work its magic. For example, if you’d saved just £2,0
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