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Retirement Planning
January 2020
Retiring abroad
Retirement Planning
January 2020
Prior preparation is key for a smooth transition into your new life It’s a dream for many that after years of hard work, it’s finally time to travel to far-off lands and enjoy your retirement without worrying about finances. With some planning beforehand, the dream of retiring abroad can become a reality. Read full article
Investment
January 2020
The power of diversification
Investment
January 2020
Insulating your portfolio from any market uncertainty Brexit is by no means the only cause of market volatility. Whether you believe Brexit will prove a blessing or a curse for the British economy, it’s important to insulate your portfolio from any market uncertainty. Read full article
Retirement Planning
January 2020
Women better prepared for retirement
Retirement Planning
January 2020
Record high despite £78k pension pot gender gap Women in the UK are better prepared for the future than ever before, with 57% now saving enough for their retirement – the highest proportion recorded in 15 years. A recent report[1] shows that average savings amongst women are up 4.6% since 2007/08, equating to an additional £5,900 in income every year of retirement. Read full article
Investment
January 2020
Bullish millennials
Investment
January 2020
  Putting money to work earlier allows more time for savings to grow Millennials are more bullish than any other generation about their retirement savings, a major new study has found[1]. But with time on their side, should they be doing more? Read full article
Tax Planning
January 2020
Tax savvy
Tax Planning
January 2020
  Savers should think twice before using their pension to purchase property From age 55, you have the flexibility to choose how you take money from your pension. But pension savers risk throwing away thousands of pounds of their hard-earned savings if they use their pension to purchase a second property. Read full article
Retirement Planning
January 2020
Age is just a number
Retirement Planning
January 2020
  What rising life expectancy could mean for you We know that age is just a number, and for different people it means different things. It’s also a phrase used by some people who oppose age restrictions. In the UK, 65 years of age has traditionally been taken as the marker for the start of older age, most likely because it was the official retirement age for men and the age at which they could draw their State Pension. Read full article
Estate Planning
January 2020
Estate protection
Estate Planning
January 2020
  Preserving your wealth and transferring it effectively Estate planning is an important part of wealth management, no matter how much wealth you have built up. It’s the process of making a plan for how your assets will be distributed upon your death or incapacitation. Read full article
Investment
January 2020
ISA returns of the year
Investment
January 2020
  Time to explore your ISA options? An Individual Savings Account (ISA) enables you to save in a simple, tax-efficient way, while generally giving you instant access to your money. This gives you short, medium and long-term saving options, and with the end of the current tax year not too far away, it’s important to make the most of your annual tax-free ISA allowance. Read full article
Tax Planning
January 2020
Tax-efficient investing
Tax Planning
January 2020
  Legitimate ways for higher earners to reduce a tax bill Without a carefully developed tax planning strategy, higher-rate taxpayers run the risk of missing out on key tax benefits and paying more in taxes than necessary. A higher tax liability can diminish the value of your investment earnings over the long term. Read full article
Insurance
January 2020
Life is full of uncertainties
Insurance
January 2020
  If the worst were to happen, would your bills still get paid? Everyone should consider protection, even those who don’t have a family or a mortgage! Unless they have substantial savings or inherited wealth, most people rely on their salary to pay for everything. Over the years, you may have taken out a number of different insurance policies to give you and your family financial security. Perhaps this may have been when you started a family, took out a mortgage or became self-employed. Read full article

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