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Managing my money for young adults
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12 A model for financial decision making

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You’re close to the end of the course now and we’re finishing with a simple model that can be used for making all your important financial decisions – both now and in the future.

The four-stage model provides a framework for evaluating a financial issue, deciding on a plan of action, acting on that plan and then subsequently reviewing the outcome.

The video explains these four financial planning steps and the links between them.

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If you need help when applying this model to major financial problems – for example how to get out of problem debts – you will find that it is offered free of charge by organisations like the Money and Pensions Service, StepChange and Citizens Advice.

See also

Money and Pensions Service

Money and Pensions Service provides impartial and free financial guidance direct to consumers, online or by telephone.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities on a range of topics, including personal finance.

StepChange Debt Charity

Known in the past as the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS), StepChange Debt Charity is an independent charity dedicated to overcoming problem debt, providing a wide range of free advice on the subject.