• Joe Legate

#40 | Results from 9th March

Here are the results from yesterday’s Mobilise Moments poll.

A financial review

Yesterday, we asked "When was the last time you reviewed your finances?"

Reviewing our finances regularly can be a good routine to understand, it can ensure that we really understand what is going on, rather than perhaps worrying unnecessarily.

It seems that most of our community keep a keen eye on what's going on, with 44% saying that they review their finances monthly. This compares sharply with 19% of us who say it has been over a year or who don't recall when they last did it.

Here are some reasons why you should take a look regularly:

  • Understanding of whether the money you receive is enough to cover what you needs to be spent

  • Good grasp of your expenditure and planning for expected future expense - for example a new fridge or Christmas

  • Review of what debt you have, and how much it is costing you

  • Oversight of savings, if you have them, to understand if they are growing or shrinking

  • To see if you could get a better deal on some of your regular bills, like electricity and gas, broadband and others

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