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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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Festive Fun in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire has so many opportunities for festive fun this year, so we put together a list of some of our top picks. Enjoy!

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Independent Review Calls for Inheritance Tax Revision

Inheritance Tax (or IHT) is the tax owed on the estate (the property, money and possessions) of a person who has died. You can find out more about who needs to pay this tax and how much it is here* but one of the most important facts about IHT is the seven-year rule.

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A Guide to Different Types of Credit Cards

Credit cards are a common financial product used by a large portion of the adult population. However, there are many different types out there, so we have put together a brief guide to help navigate the complex world of credit cards.  

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Government Boost to Retirement Savings

Written by Amy MacKinnon, BA (Hons), FPFS – Financial Planner  Most individuals will have a pension, however, a lot of people saving for retirement may not have considered the use of a Lifetime ISA (LISA) alongside their pension to increase their savings.

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How to Pay and Save for Living Expenses at University

Tuition fees in the UK famously and controversially rose in 2010 from a cap of £3,225 to one of £9,000. This sparked protests around the country but to no avail as a judicial review against the raised fees failed in 2012 and those starting university that September faced the new fee system.

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4 More Inspiring Hertfordshire Charities

At gpfm, we have always advocated supporting our community and our local charities. 

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5 Fun Family Activities in Hertfordshire on the Spring Bank Holiday

Make the most of the long weekend with the whole family this May. We have rounded-up some fantastic events happening in and around Hertfordshire that both parents and children can enjoy together. Find our top suggestions below and have a wonderful Spring Bank Holiday!

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Everything You Need to Know About the Energy Price Rise

Ofgem has raised price caps on energy, which will lead to over half of British households seeing an increase in energy bills. Ofgem sets maximum prices that can be charged for gas and electricity to those who have not switched suppliers and are on default tariffs.

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