Journal

Seven New Year resolutions to improve financial security

New Year is just around the corner, and what better time to make a commitment to improving your financial security in the future. Making a few financial changes next year could improve your finances in 2019 and beyond. A New Year’s resolution that turns into a good money habit can …

Has the media influenced your financial decisions?

Media plays a huge role in the decisions we make on a daily basis. From digital news sites to social media, you can hardly escape its influence. But is ‘financial porn’ affecting your decisions and financial security? Sensationalist news has become commonplace; it’s evident with just a glance of …

Your guide to writing a will

November marks Will Aid Month. We want to take the opportunity to remind you just how important a will is and explain why it should be considered a crucial part of your financial planning. You no doubt have an idea of what you’d like to happen to your wealth …

Autumn Budget 2018: Were you a winner or a loser?

Will you be better or worse off because of today’s Budget? Our summary answers that question, please read on to find out. Winners Earners The Chancellor brought forward an election pledge to increase both the Personal Allowance and Higher Rate tax band, affecting 32 million people. From April 2019, the …

Autumn Budget 2018: Everything you need to know

Just after 3.30 pm today the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, stood up to deliver the first Budget on a Monday since 1962 and the last before Brexit. He started by saying this would be a Budget for “hard-working families … who live their lives far from this place … and care …

Have you considered the cost of care in retirement?

In the next 20 years, the number of elderly people needing constant care is expected to double, according to research from Newcastle University. You’ve probably thought about how long your pension needs to last and whether you’re saving enough. But have you factored in the cost …
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