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Investment
August 2019
Wealth briefing
Investment
August 2019
  Making good choices with your life investments One of the golden rules of investing is to spread your money across a range of different asset classes. We’ve all heard the expression, ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’. This approach means that if one or more of your investments rise you will benefit but, if they fall, there should be a degree of protection because, hopefully, some of your other holdings in different asset classes will be going up in value. Read full article
Equity Release
August 2019
Bolstering day-to-day retirement living
Equity Release
August 2019
  Releasing money from your home without having to move Equity release is a way of releasing money from your home without having to move, either by taking out a type of loan secured against your home or by selling all or part of your home to a home reversion company. Currently 1 in 51 people take out equity release loans to bolster their day-to-day retirement finances. The findings from a new survey[1] underscore the growing use of the loans to fulfil retirement plans. Read full article
Financial Planning
August 2019
Looking at the bigger picture
Financial Planning
August 2019
  Creating plans of action to ensure you reach your financial goals To be prepared for the road ahead, it’s critical to think about having a plan. For many people it’s not clear where their money will come from when they no longer receive a salary. And that can be stressful. When you add in the pressures of today’s bills and basic living costs, not to mention the nice things like holidays, the thought of the future can seem a bit overwhelming. Read full article
Divorce
August 2019
For richer, for poorer
Divorce
August 2019
  Divorced Britons regret splitting after new financial pressures hit home The pain of regret after divorce can be long-lasting, especially when you consider the life-long impact divorce has on your children, your finances and your emotions. All the problems, the arguing, the unhappiness, it is all over now that the divorce is final. Right? Not always. Read full article
Pensions Retirement
July 2019
What’s your magic number?
Pensions Retirement
July 2019
  Your five-year plan to a comfortable retirement Retiring is a huge life event. And the very concept of retirement is changing with phased retirement becoming more common. The way we access our pension is now a lot more flexible, and it’s no secret that in the UK we’re living longer than ever before which means we need to make the right choices. Read full article
Tax Planning
July 2019
Give a triple boost to your children
Tax Planning
July 2019
  Don’t miss out on this little-known tax rule For those parents who have spare cash, putting money into their children’s pension will boost the retirement prospects of their offspring. The money will be topped up by the addition of tax relief and could also earn their children a tax refund if they are higher-rate taxpayers and reduce the penalty they face if they are a higher earner receiving child benefit. Read full article
Investment
July 2019
Goldilocks economy
Investment
July 2019
  How to prepare your portfolio for inflation Very low or very high inflation is damaging to the economy. The aim is usually to try and keep the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) at 2% in order to maintain a ‘Goldilocks Economy’ – not too hot, not too cold. Read full article
Investment
July 2019
Smart investments
Investment
July 2019
  Should I invest into a pension or an ISA? Investors looking for tax-efficient ways to build a nest egg for retirement often look to both Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) and pensions. Tax-efficiency is a key consideration when investing because it can make a considerable difference to your wealth and quality of life. Read full article
Estate Planning
July 2019
Healthy, wealthy and well advised
Estate Planning
July 2019
  Financial complexities of passing on wealth Passing on wealth is a sensitive subject, not just because of the financial complexities of it all, but also the emotion and family politics involved. Read full article
Insurance
July 2019
Income protection insurance
Insurance
July 2019
Cover for you and your family finances It’s important to be able to keep your finances healthy as you recover from an illness or injury. Being unable to work can quickly turn your world upside down. No one likes to think that something bad will happen to them, but if you couldn’t work due to a serious illness, how would you manage financially? Could you survive on savings or sick pay from work? If not, you may need some other way to keep paying the bills – and you might want to consider income protection insurance. Read full article