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International Day of Charity: Using Your Money to Help Others

Booker T. Washington, author and advisor to numerous US presidents, once said: “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” These acts of service don’t have to be grandiose.

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Managing your finances now COVID-19 restrictions have lifted

As the global economic fallout of the pandemic continues, it’s likely that your personal finances have also been affected during these “unprecedented times”, too.

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Improving Financial Literacy

In the UK, personal finance is rarely a subject taught in school. In fact, according to FinCap, only 52% of young people feel they have received a meaningful financial education both in school and at home. As a result, 47% do not feel confident making decisions about financial products and services.

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Market update: The Return of the Roaring Twenties?

After the First World War and a global pandemic, the 1920s saw a decade of economic, cultural and artistic dynamism which transformed the world. Could the 2020s see a repeat of the Roaring Twenties? Imagine the world is coming out of a major pandemic, after years of economic and political turmoil.

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Understanding Your Financial Personality

Do you consider yourself a kind person? Honest, extroverted, or perhaps more reserved? Chances are, you have a good idea of what personality type you are. However, many people have never considered their financial personality. Your financial personality is reflected in your relationship to money.

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Looking After Your Financial Wellbeing in 2021

Financial wellbeing is having a feeling of control over your finances. It is about having confidence in the financial decisions you make and a sense of security in the face of difficult or unpredictable circumstances.

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Helping Your Employees Work from Home This Winter

For many, working from home has been a welcome change, helping to redress the work/life balance and eliminating long commutes and rigid working hours. However, there are downsides. The shutting of offices may cause employees to feel disconnected while the lack of a definite cut-off point may cause work to bleed into leisure time.   

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Covid-19 Market update – 08/07/20

In the past month, we have seen the slow release from lockdown across the world, moving from civil unrest and widespread protests, right the way through to being able to go to the pub, play golf and get a haircut. The FTSE 100 is currently holding at around 6250 having crept close to 6500 early […]

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Why a job title matters in the world of Financial Planning – by Scott Atkinson

When I look back to June 1995, when I started working as a Financial Adviser for a national independent financial advice firm, I now realise that what I did then and what I do now are completely different jobs.

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5 Romantic Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Hertfordshire

  Paris may be the City of Love, but you don’t have to leave Hertfordshire for a truly romantic 14th of February. We’ve come up with some brilliant options right here for anyone looking to spice up Valentine’s Day – after all, it’s not called Herts for nothing.

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