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Perfecting Your Pension

Even though there are plenty of ways you can potentially save for your retirement, saving via a pension scheme remains one of the most common, especially for those in employment, who now have to be automatically enrolled into a pension…

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Mortgage prisoners may get early release

The introduction of new “affordability” criteria for mortgages created the, arguably rather farcical, situation of some people being told that they could not remortgage to a cheaper deal because they could not afford it and thereby being forced to continue…

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What will the election mean for your mortgage?

Regardless of how you feel about Brexit, it’s probably good news that one way or another, the issue is likely to be resolved in the near future, so we can all get on with making plans for our future.  Since…

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Death is free but dying can be expensive

These days, funeral music can go way beyond traditional hymns like Abide with Me, but out of all the songs you might want to choose for your funeral, possibly the most appropriate would be the 2015 hit by LunchMoney Lewis…

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Is contactless making it too easy?

The concept of a cashless society may sound good in theory.  It’s questionable whether it will ever work in practice.  It is, however, indisputable, that cash isn’t king anymore.  Plastic, in its various forms, has long since taken over.  There…

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How does a Divorce affect your Mortgage?

In a divorce situation, both assets and liabilities have to be split fairly between the two parties.  For most people, the family home will be an asset which has a liability attached to it.  In other words, the family home…

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What’s your digital information worth?

These days, for practical purposes, you are the sum of your data.  Everything you do online creates a data trail which doesn’t just point back to you, it comes to form a part of your identity, hence the term “digital…

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If you’re a parent you should have a Will

Wills are essentially about stating what you want to happen with your property in the event of your death.  You may never have thought of your children as your property, but you do need to think about what will happen…

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Are we taking care of the vulnerable?

Who is vulnerable?  At an individual level, we might all come up with different answers to that question (although there might be a lot of overlap between them).  The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), however, has a very specific definition of…

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You can’t put a price on peace of mind, but you can buy insurance

Everyday frustrations and challenges are a part of life.  Maybe it’s a commute where you never get a seat no matter how tired you are, an annoying colleague or a day just not working out how it was supposed to. …

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