Top tips for goats this Chinese New Year

Gong Hei Fat Choi! (or congratulations and be prosperous if you don’t speak Cantonese). Chinese New Year starts on February 19 – and this year’s zodiac is the goat.

You are a goat if you were born in: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 or 2015.

Is that you? If so, we’ve consulted our ‘expert astrologers’ at MoneySuperMarket for some tips on how best to handle the year ahead when it comes to your finances…

1. Goats are calm, cautious and kind personalities…

But, sometimes, when it comes to your finances, being TOO cautious can mean missing out on the best deals! For example, if you are always in credit in your current account, did you know that some banks will pay up to 5% interest on that cash?

Current account switching is not a stressful process since new rules and protections were introduced in 2013. And the entire switch from one bank to another now also only takes 7 working days. Visit our current account channel here.

2. Goats are creative and free-spirited which means ideal careers include teacher, actor, editor or designer…

But be warned! Certain professions – especially ones perceived to be ‘risky’ – will push up the cost of your car insurance premiums when you input your personal details on the online application. Always shop around for the best deal.

3. Goats’ lucky numbers are 2 and 7…

If you multiply £2 by £7, you get £14. Stick a zero on the end and you get £140… which happens to be the potential rebate you could be entitled to through the Warm Home Discount scheme. Find out if you qualify here.

4. Goats are compatible with pigs…

So get yourself your very own piggy bank by opening a cash ISA before April 5 which is the end of the current tax year. You can invest up to £15,000 into a cash ISA, stocks and shares ISA or split it between the two in whichever proportions you choose. Visit our ISA channel here.

Whether you’re a gentile goat or a dangerous dragon, we’re wishing you an epic Chinese New Year!

Please note: any rates or deals mentioned in this article were available at the time of writing. Click on a highlighted product and apply direct.

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