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Pension Death Benefits

The importance of saving for retirement has been really driven home over recent years, particularly with the auto-enrolment campaign (“We’re all in”).  Here is a quick look at the four types of pension and what happens to them upon the…

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Why You Can Profit From Good Mortgage Advice

If you pay any attention to adverts, you may have noticed something of a running battle between price-comparison sites urging you to use their services to get the best deal and companies urging you to go directly to them for…

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Inflation, Interest Rates & Investment

This week interest rates are on everyone’s mind. There are various ways to measure inflation but the basic idea behind them is much the same, inflation indexes track the changes in a basket of goods and services which is considered…

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What Price Retirement?

When it comes to working out how much money you’ll need to pay for something, you need to have at least a reasonable idea of how much it’s going to cost.  This holds as true for retirement as for any…

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Ensuring Your Insurance Is Right for You

The blunt reality of insurance is that insurance companies are businesses and as such they aim to make a profit. The onus is therefore on the buyer to get right type of cover and the right level of cover and,…

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Getting the crowd on board

It’s probably fair to say that in the UK, topics related to the NHS tend to make their fair share of news headlines, both positive and negative. The NHS can and does save lives, but at the same time, it…

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Stop Your Pension Becoming Taxing

Managing your money in a tax-efficient manner is generally to be recommended at any stage in life, but it’s arguably most important for pensioners, who need to make the income they’ve earned during their working years, last them all of…

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Achieving Your Financial Goals

Money only has any meaningful value, when it’s used to help you achieve your goals. When you’re thinking of how to allocate your disposable income, here are five outcomes you may wish to keep in mind. Looking after yourself and…

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Top Financial stories of 2017

As we prepare to bid a (fond) farewell to the year 2017, here’s a quick round up of the year’s main financial news. January While it wasn’t, strictly speaking, financial news, the inauguration of President Trump, was pretty much guaranteed…

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State Pension – All You Need To Know

If you were born after the 5th of April 1951 (for men) or 1953 (for women), you will receive what is being called the “new state pension” as opposed to the old one.  Any contributions you made under the old…

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