Morningstar's Money Basics Week 2012

SPECIAL REPORT: Morningstar goes back to the basics to provide UK savers with essential information on how to invest for financial independence

Holly Cook 14 September, 2012 | 5:00PM Alanna Petroff
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Managing, saving and investing your money may seem daunting. But armed with the right information, the task of money management becomes much more ... manageable. That's why dedicated the week of September 17-21 to ‘Money Basics: How to Invest’. This special series caters to people who are looking for clear, jargon-free information about money management and investing.

Why You Need to Save & Invest

Why save and invest, and what’s the difference? The UK is gradually shifting closer to a US model, whereby individuals must plan for and finance their own future, whether that be further education or retirement. Whatever your financial goals, it’s clear that the earlier your start the more chance you have of achieving them and taking control of your financial future.

3 Reasons Why You Need to Invest
Increasing longevity, an uncertain pensions outlook and auto-enrolment all mean you should be taking control and investing for the long-term.

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Holly Cook

Holly Cook  is Manager, Morningstar EMEA Websites