Wondering what the new year holds for your money? Usher in 2017 with a glance into the Mozo ‘crystal ball of infinite truths’, and discover your financial future for the year ahead.
Upfront disclosure: Mozo’s fortune telling skills are less Nostradamus and more Professor Trelawney from Harry Potter, so any predictions should be taken with a grain of salt. On the other hand, our money advice will help make your 2017 a financial success.
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Trait: A mix of courage and determination, it’s always good to keep an Aries around for unexpected spider sightings and removals.
Prediction: Aires, there’s no stopping your lust for competition, and this year will be no different. A gaze into our (magical) tea mug has revealed an interesting stain which indicates 2017 will bring you the chance to better your financial position, but it won’t be easy – you’ll have to fight for it.
Financial Tip: Your steely determination and competitive streak will come to the fore in 2017, so seize the day by haggling on everything from your utilities to insurance.
Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
Trait: Uncompromising and hard-working to the extreme, every Taurus should have ‘stubborn’ as a middle name.
Prediction: With Saturn (aka. the Kanye of planets) looking prominent in your orbit, there’s one thing Taurians should be thinking about in 2017 – themselves. While it will be a testing financial year for some, you may find the time is right to make that big purchase you’ve been saving up for.
Financial Tip: Been waiting to upgrade the old Volvo? Saving for that new Marc Jacobs bag? Don’t fret, this is the year to do it! Simply use Mozo’s saving calculator to see how much you’ll need to save each month to meet your goal.
Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
Trait: Curious, adaptable, and with a fierce hatred for being boxed in – Gemini’s are a mysterious bunch.
Prediction: 2017 is destined to be your year of personal discovery. As a Gemini you don’t need to be told to shake things up, but it will be to your advantage to think outside the box this year and make the most of the adventures that are coming your way.
Financial Tip: With an overseas trip coming up on the horizon, just make sure you get the best currency deals and rates for overseas purchases by finding a travel money card to take with you.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
Trait: Cancers may be tenacious and persuasive, but they’re big softies when it comes to family and friends.
Prediction: Cancers, the stars are aligning for you in 2017 with two paths opening up: hard work… and slothfulness. It’s up to you which path you take, but it’s clear the financial rewards will be there for Cancers who embrace their tenacious and persuasive sides (that’s the hard working path).
Financial Tip: Feel like you’re paying too much for your home loan, credit card or insurance? You’re not wrong Cancers. 2017 is the time to make the most of your tenacity by getting yourself the best deal on your financial products.
Leo (July 23 – August 21)
Trait: Passionate, loyal and stubborn to a tee, there’s a reason Harry Potter was born on July 31.
Prediction: When isn’t life fun for a Leo? Probably when they’re fighting off Voldemort (again!) when they’d rather be sitting down and eating a couple of magical chocolate frogs. Well 2017 won’t be any different (fun-wise), with our crystal ball forecasting a year of new friendships and celebrations for Leo’s, so don’t be afraid to embrace your social side or you may be left with regrets.
Financial Tip: All this socialising isn’t going to come cheap though. So get organised, and start the year by getting your finances in order with our personal budget calculator.
Virgo (August 22 – September 23)
Trait: Hardworking to the core, Virgos are perfection seekers which sometimes gets the better of them. (Looking at you Sarah – stop organising the fridge by colour!)
Prediction: Your keen eye for detail will give you the chance to snag the opportunities that most people miss, so when it comes to finance be open to looking at new options that will come your way.
Libra (September 24 – October 23)
Trait: The lovers and diplomats of the world, who could hold a grudge against a Libra? Not me.
Prediction: With Jupiter looming large in your sky, 2017 is going to be a big year, and it will prove to be particularly financially fruitful if you’re willing to be a bit more assertive. So go on Libras, kick some butt!
Financial Tip: If you’re really going to fulfil your 2017 financial prophecy of increasing your wealth you’ll need to start with the small things like ridding yourself of those pesky bank account and ATM fees that have no place in your life. Compare the best low-fee bank accounts on the market, and make 2017 the year of financial love!
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
Trait: Determined, decisive, and distrusting… there’s a reason Darth Vader was a Scorpio.
Prediction: Cheer up Scorpios, we know you’re not all cosmic warlords intent on blowing up planets… right? Lucky for you, 2017’s forecast shows a year when the dreams you’ve been nurturing (the non-evil variety) will become reality. You’re just going to need to apply a little bit of that Scorpio determination along the way.
Financial Tip: Want to start up a new business, or save for your next big holiday? All it’s going to take is some of that Scorpio work ethic, and maybe a little bit of help. Kickstart your dream by comparing the best personal loans on the market.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 22)
Trait: Idealistic, open-minded, and lovers of freedom – basically everyone’s favourite travelling companion.
Prediction: Whether it’s a scuba diving trip to Costa Rica or investing in a timeshare for a small cabin in Northern Sweden, nothing’s going to stop you fulfilling your 2017 adventure prophecy.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Trait: Responsible and disciplined, Capricorns just know how to say no to that last piece of pudding… which shows come beach time!
Prediction: The extensive palm reading performed on the office Capricorn (cheers Jeff) revealed the ongoing presence of Saturn in your orbit throughout 2017, but what does that mean for the year ahead? Positive changes in every area of your life.
Financial Tip: 2017 is destined to be a year of financial change for the good, but there’s one place you’ll need to start to have the greatest impact. Whether big or small, it’s time to pay off that debt. Use our credit card debt payments calculator to get the ball rolling, while it might also be time to consider taking advantage of a credit card with a 0% balance transfer rate.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Trait: The original independent thinkers – everyone else just plays catch up to Aquarians. Not us though, we watched Game of Thrones from the start.
Prediction: Aquarians, a thorough shake of the crystal ball has revealed that 2017 will be a year in which you get organised and make a big change that will have some significant long term effects.
Financial Tip: Whether you’re saving for a car, house, or that new pair of Yeezy’s, it’s a great time to get serious about saving and putting some real money away. 2017 is the year to start, so consider opening up a high interest savings account or a term deposit with some killer interest to grow that nest egg for the future.
Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
Trait: Compassionate, intuitive and wise, there’s a reason Einstein was a Pisces (it’s because he liked hugs).
Prediction: Pisces, a big shuffle of the tarot cards has made it clear that 2017 will be the year in which you embrace your strongest trait – compassion. So don’t shy away from chances to lend a helping hand, because those are the moments which will most satisfy your heart.
Financial Tip: Start the year on a high with a feel good investment that will help you as well as someone else. These three philanthropic investment opportunities will placate your compassionate side while giving you the opportunity to grow your money!