So much noise!

Struggling to focus? To do the things that need to be done?

It's not surprising with the amount of 'noise' that's going on in the press, social media and the like at the moment. It's deafening and seems only to be getting worse!

We're all bombarded with Brexit, Tory this, Labour that, EU deals and no deals, Presidential visits and we haven't even started to think about what 'real life' has to throw at us! With so much noise going on, it's difficult to hear yourself think!

But stuff, money stuff, does not stand still and still needs to be done over the summer months (even if the opposing teams at Westminster continually mess about). Dull we appreciate (and if you have to do your annual tax return then ignore the rest), but at least it's warmer and might even be sunny. Want an idea? We were going to suggest ideas plural, but that might be a bit much.

Pick one of the following documents for the last six months, since the start of 2019:

  • Payslips
  • Bank Statements
  • Credit card Statements
  • Savings Statements
  • Pension Statement
  • Mortgage Statement

Go through it. Check the entries to see there are no mistakes. Is all the money you expected to be invested, deducted, saved all correct? People can and do make mistakes! Also, are better rates available now? Worth checking?

This exercise might achieve nothing more than getting you in contact with what's going on with your money...and if it achieves this, it will have been worth the bother.