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Smart Ways to Invest for Your Grandchildren

There are several ways to set aside money for your grandchildren for when they become independent. Setting up a child savings account, junior ISAs, premium bonds and even starting a junior stakeholder pension are all great ways to create a nest egg and security for their future. 

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2016 in Review and Predictions for 2017

Happy New Year everyone. gpfm’s Managing Directors Scott Atkinson and Simon Frost look back at an eventful 2016 (which saw the company beat their budget by around £100k) and share their predictions for 2017. 

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Different Ways to Invest in Property

Property is one of the most common forms of investment, along with bonds, shares and cash. With the UK market still suffering from a severe shortage in housing and a rising population, housing prices are set to follow suit.

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Our 2017 Financial Predictions

While at gpfm, we’re not qualified to make accounting recommendations, we can take what the news has to say and make some potentially helpful comments. The shocks of 2016 will start to have an impact in 2017 – but how?

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Women’s Risks in Life

The old saying “Life begins at 40” has always felt a bit hollow, but for anyone who needs evidence that getting older is bad for you, the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has some news. 

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Should You Top up Your State Pension?

This video features vlogger Pete as he talks about increasing your state pension and how to get a guaranteed extra income for life with a state pension. The deadline for decisions on this is April 2017. 

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The Autumn Statement

Here, we unpack the main points from the Autumn Statement. [View the story “The Autumn Statement ” on Storify]

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Why You Should Always Choose Chartered

We are extremely proud of our Chartered Financial Planners status. Chartered status is granted by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the professional body for insurance and financial services, as an objective mark of professional standing among all professions. 

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Shared Home Ownership Rules

With prices of houses and flats continuing to rise year on year, shared ownership has become a more appealing option for many people who cannot get on the housing ladder. The basic idea is that people on low or average incomes can buy a stake in their home, rather than the entire cost.

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How to Sell Your Business

People sell their businesses for all sorts of reasons, whether they are planning to move on to other opportunities or simply want to retire. But motivation and opportunity are very different things when it comes to selling a business.

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