Everyone has financial goals – from setting aside money to deal with the unexpected, to putting a child through university or making sure you have a comfortable retirement. Saving money or investing can help you to achieve those goals.
You can save into a savings account, where your initial sum remains the same but earns interest. Alternatively, you might decide to invest in shares, bonds or other assets, which can rise or fall in value as well as provide an income.
What is right for you will depend on your attitude to risk and the timeframe for your savings.Find out more about savings vs investments