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Giving money to charity? Six mistakes to avoid

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Peter under: News

As a nation, we gave over £9 billion to charity last year. (Source: Charity Aid Foundation) In addition, 53,000 legacies were left, totalling £1.4 billion...

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The tax man received over £5 billion last year, don’t leave him an inheritance

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Peter under: Inheritance Tax News

Would you prefer the money you leave behind to go to your loved ones, or the tax man? Last year, over £5 billion was taken...

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Homeowning: The naivety of youth

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Peter under: News Property

Buying a house. It’s one of the biggest commitments your child will have to make when they grow up, but research from Halifax shows that...

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Hope for savers as Cash ISA interest rates begin to rise

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Peter under: News

The past decade has been miserable for savers. Low interest rates, coupled with prolonged periods of relatively high inflation has meant that capital held in...

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The gender pay gap: even pensions are not immune

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions

By the age of 50, men’s pension pots are double the size of women’s, according to research from Aegon. Why? The gender pay gap Differences...

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Four things to help you feel more financially secure when you retire

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Peter under: News Retirement

Unsure about your financial stability in retirement? You’re not alone. Just under half (46%) of people due to retire in 2018 feel that they are...

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Are you a DINO in danger of extinction?

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Peter under: News Savings

Two incomes are better than one. But what happens when one income suddenly stops? For millions of people, it could mean significant financial danger, due...

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Taking money from your pension? Five costly mistakes to avoid

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions

Accessing pension funds early is not right for everybody. In fact, without careful consideration, it could lead to financial difficulties later in life. Data from...

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Are your parents or grandparents missing out on money they are entitled to?

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Peter under: News

Could your parents, grandparents or relatives be eligible for more financial help than they are getting? 60% of pensioners who own their own home are...

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Time to act if you have a ‘Pensioner Bond’

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Peter under: News Pensions

For those who invested in 65+ Guaranteed Growth Bonds in 2015, it is time to think about what to do with the returns. What are...

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