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What the Theranos scandal can teach investors

Posted on November 16, 2021 by Peter under: News

If you read the financial sections of the newspaper, you may have come across the Theranos scandal recently. The company’s former CEO Elizabeth Holmes is...

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How a life insurance policy could help you preserve an inheritance for loved ones

Posted on November 16, 2021 by Peter under: News

If Inheritance Tax (IHT) is a concern for you, taking out a life insurance policy could mean your estate passes to loved ones intact. With...

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35 million Brits want their funeral to be a celebration. Here is how to set out your wishes

Posted on November 16, 2021 by Peter under: News

Thinking about passing away and leaving loved ones behind can be incredibly difficult. While it can be challenging, many Brits have thought about what their...

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Dividend Tax rate rise: Could it affect you?

Posted on November 16, 2021 by Peter under: News

Dividend Tax rates are set to rise, and it could affect the amount of tax you pay. The chancellor has announced a hike in Dividend...

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What is the new care cap, and could it benefit you?

Posted on November 16, 2021 by Peter under: News

Accessing and paying for care have become big issues. As more people reach old age, more people will inevitably need some level of support as...

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Generation X is looking forward to life’s small pleasures in retirement, but are in the dark about the cost

Posted on November 16, 2021 by Peter under: News

How much do you need to save for retirement? It is an important question, but research suggests that while Generation X is looking forward to...

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Everything you need to know about the 2021 Autumn Budget

Posted on October 28, 2021 by Peter under: News

“Employment is up, investment is growing, public services are improving, the public finances are stabilising, and wages are rising.” This is the backdrop against which...

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Inflation is set to reach 4% this year. What does it mean for your spending power?

Posted on October 13, 2021 by Peter under: Inflation News

From the State Pension triple lock to the cost of living, Covid-19 is affecting economic figures. As the economy reopens, you may have noticed the...

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Why you should consider involving your family in your financial plan

Posted on October 13, 2021 by Peter under: Financial Planning News

When you consider your financial plan, who do you involve? Often, it is done independently or with a partner, but there could be advantages to...

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Capital Gains Tax reaches record highs. Here are 5 tips to reduce your bill

Posted on October 13, 2021 by Peter under: Financial Planning News

In the 2019/20 tax year, taxpayers paid a record amount of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to HMRC. If you could face a CGT bill, there...

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Has your income increased? Here’s why you should boost your pension contributions

Posted on October 13, 2021 by Peter under: News Pensions

Almost a fifth (18%) of UK adults said their income had increased in the three months to June 2021, according to an LV= survey. As...

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Are you taking enough risk with your pension? Being too cautious could mean lower returns

Posted on October 13, 2021 by Peter under: News Pensions

Research suggests that millions of workers are being too cautious with their pensions. Taking too little investment risk with retirement savings could mean your pension...

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Investment market update: August 2021

Posted on September 17, 2021 by Peter under: Investments News

While economies continue to recover from the effects of the pandemic, there are signs that the pace of growth is beginning to slow. According to...

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Why your attention is your most precious resource

Posted on September 17, 2021 by Peter under: News Wellbeing

When you think about what your most precious resource is, you might say money or even time. Yet an author recently proposed a different resource...

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After 2 “once in a lifetime” economic events in 12 years, how can you protect your assets?

Posted on September 17, 2021 by Peter under: News

In the space of just 12 years, the global economy experienced two events that are considered “once in a lifetime” occurrences. As well as having...

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