When going out for shopping, getting the best deal with the available resources of the best and the hottest brand is the choice of any customer. Similar is while buying a financial product, but people often end up buying a financial product they don't understand, which they don't need and which leaves them with poor returns and frustration. While purchasing a financial product it is better to have a complete grasp of your needs. When buying a financial product - availing the best out of few, first come first serve, mega discount propositions - don't work. To avail the best financial product it is best to take the time off and shop around for the best deal in town which fulfills your needs. Every financial product has different characteristics and it is better to compare them and then take a well informed decision. Shopping around, comparing will take a lot of effort and time but you will end up saving a lot of money and earning a lot of money. To read more from this series, check: The Financial - Finance For Engineers.