With rising interest rates and rising house prices, your dream of one day buying your own home is possibly just that - a dream. You can give your medium term financial goals a kick start by setting up a regular savings plan now.
A regular savings plan is an arrangement you make with a fund manager or someone similar to invest an initial lump sum followed by regular investment installments; the most common installment period being monthly. A lump sum amount of $1,000.00 will get you started and minimum monthly amounts usually start at around $100.00. You can invest anything above these amounts according to what you can comfortably save. If you're like most of us, it can be a good idea to have your monthly payments direct debited from your bank account to make sure you stick with the plan.