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Week 5: Savings and investments

Introduction

Why do people save? Link savings to events in the life course. Understand savings rates and savings products. The choice between fixed and variable rate savings. See how the internet has changed the savings market.

This week you explore the many different ways of saving and investing. Martin explains the differences between the products, including the returns they provide, and the risks you take on when investing in them. You also have the chance to link to a savings calculator to see how your savings grow in different scenarios.

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This course is presented with the kind support of True Potential LLP.

The True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance (True Potential PUFin) is a pioneering Centre of Excellence for research in the development of personal financial capabilities. The establishment and activities of True Potential PUFin have been made possible thanks to the generous support of True Potential LLP, which has committed to a five-year programme of financial support for the Centre totalling £1.4 million.