Navigating the Money Minefield Made a Little Easier

New independent booklet guides women through financial quagmire

Picture of  Scottish Widows Financial Handbook for 2007Do you know your ISA from your endowment or your debt consolidation loans from your annuity? Have you ever wondered how you can pay off your mortgage more quickly? Or perhaps the best way to plan for Inheritance Tax? Or how best to save for those Jimmy Choo’s?

Accountants may be a dab hand at it, but for the rest of us managing our money can be a minefield. And with less and less unbiased advice to guide us, its no wonder many professional career women throw their affairs in an expert’s direction.

But what about the rest of us? How can we overcome our fears and have a good grasp of our financial affairs? Well, if like millions of other women you are confused by the jargon and are in dire need of financial help without the sales pitch, then a handy new handbag-sized booklet may just hold the key.

The Little Book of Money is a complete information packed guide to handling your money and steers you through financial concerns such as pensions, property, shares and savings. It determines what you should be taking care of in your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s and means you can be prepared for every financial eventuality. Its all in plain language and, best of all, it is completely free.

As well as independent advice from leading financial experts such as Rosanna Spero, the booklet also features great articles from the likes of Dragon Den’s Duncan Bannatyne, who offers his top tips and predictions for 2007. Other in-depth articles in the booklet include how to fund your children’s future, advice on pensions (and the impending crisis on women’s smaller pensions), and ‘What’s Hot, What’s Not in 2007 and Beyond’, with highlights including pre-paid cards as credit cards become increasingly unpopular- a great way of controlling that shoe habit!

With this part of the year being the best time for a financial rethink, Your Little Book of Money is an ideal opportunity to make sure you’re on the right track for financial independence. Courtesy of Scottish Widows, the booklet does not feature a single advert or service from the financial services company.

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