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What Does a Lottery Win and Pension Pot Have in Common?

Turning 18 is a milestone for teens in many countries and Canada is no exception. To celebrate this special occasion, Charlie Lagarde of Quebec bought herself a bottle of champagne and a $4 scratch lottery card.

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Important Dates of the 2018/19 Financial Year

In this infographic, we highlight some of the key dates to remember in the 2018/19 financial year to help you keep ahead and on track of your financial targets. 

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2017 in Review

As we launch into a new year, gpfm directors Scott Atkinson and Simon Frost reflect on the 12 months that made up 2017, the financial planning industry, gpfm’s achievements and also their vision for 2018. 

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An Overview of the Autumn Budget 2017

On 22nd November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced his 2017 Autumn Budget statement to the House of Commons. The release of the budget is usually greeted with a degree of trepidation as big institutions and individuals respond to the inevitable changes.

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6 Sporting Teams in Herts to Champion

At gpfm we’re proud to be one of the most respected and highly sought after financial planners in the UK. And we’re proud of our office location in Hertford in the heart of Hertfordshire. We like to consider ourselves an active member of the local community. 

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The Best Family-Friendly Events in Herts This Winter

The last, stubborn leaves have turned a russet-orange. Days are shortening, temperatures are dropping – winter is coming… And with these atmospheric wintery days, come lots of fun activities the whole family can enjoy.

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Use Pension Contributions to Take Back Child Benefits

Thousands of parents on high salaries are losing out on millions of pounds by not utilising a largely unknown connection between pension contributions and child benefit entitlements, according to recent research by Royal London.

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Are You Prepared for Investment Market Volatility?

With the recent weakness in equity markets for UK investors and an increase in bond yields, we at gpfm financial planners thought it would be of great help to share some professional thoughts.

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The Six Top Museums in Hertfordshire

Outside of helping our clients with their wealth management requirements, we like to broaden our cultural knowledge. Luckily, with Hertford as our base, there is no shortage of family-friendly museums in the surrounding towns and villages.

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The 5 Things People Forget to Include in Their Wills

Who will get your money, house or possessions when you die? How will your funeral costs be covered? Who will take care of your young children, dependants or pets? These may seem upsetting questions but they do require careful consideration. As Charles Franklin once put it “No one gets out of this life alive.”

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