Retirement Planning Posts

Get more from financial advice: 11 questions to ask

What to ask your financial advisor generally isn’t something learnt in school – it’s learnt through experience. However, you’ll want to ensure that when you do seek financial advice, you’re getting the most from it.

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June Market Update

The latest media obsession is the return of inflation in the US. Here in the UK, inflation has just breached the Bank of England’s target for the first time in two years.

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End of life plans: Breaking the ice

The past 18 months have shown us that we can’t afford to take things for granted.

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How to Grow a Contingency Fund

In life, it is always best to expect the unexpected, even though it is sometimes an uncomfortable thing to have to do.

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Coping with Financial Stress

Most people are likely to encounter some form of financial stress in their lifetime. The causes of financial stress, as well as the effects, fill a broad spectrum.

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5 Things to Consider Before Becoming Self-Employed

The gig economy is on the rise*, meaning more and more people are choosing to become self-employed, whether for the flexibility or out of necessity as traditional job roles dwindle and morph.

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A Short Guide to ISAs

Whether you’re getting a foot on the property ladder, or saving for retirement, ISAs or ‘Individual Savings Accounts’ can be a tax-efficient way of setting aside money for the future. As it stands in 2020, you are currently allowed to place up to £20,000 across different ISAs each tax year.

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Could Redundancy Mean Taking Early Retirement?

Along with furlough schemes and business bailouts, redundancy has been a very real part of 2020. Redundancy carries with it a certain set of rules, including redundancy pay for anyone who has been at their job for two years or more. This is usually:

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Moving Abroad: A Financial Checklist

Since the EU referendum, emigration from the UK has been steadily increasing, reaching a ten-year high last year.

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Why Talking About Money Matters

This week is national Talk Money Week, an opportunity to have open, honest conversations about money with the people you care about. According to the campaign, 9 in 10 adults in the UK don’t feel comfortable talking about money, despite events like the coronavirus pandemic making these conversations all the more important.

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