Keeping your balance animation

Written and accurate as at: 12 July 2019

In the process of making a financial decision (especially a regular want purchase), it’s important to remember to take the time to consider your two self’s: your present self; and, your future self.

By doing this you can help make sure that you are keeping your balance. Namely, enjoying and providing for yourself in the present, whilst also making provisions so that you can continue to do so in the future.

In this animation, we illustrate the concept of future self-continuity, as well as a few potential reasons why some of us can struggle with it when making financial decisions now and into the future.