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How much money do I need in retirement?

February 9, 2015
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Budgeting for retirement can be more difficult than budgeting whilst you’re still working. Some costs may increase, such as heating your home, and you’ll have to work out exactly how much income you will be receiving from your pension. The average British wage is about £26 […]

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February Market Commentary

February 9, 2015
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The great thing about writing this bulletin is that you make a note of something which looks hugely significant around the middle of the month and then something else comes along which makes it pale into insignificance. In this case the ‘hugely significant’ event was the fall in […]

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Farewell to a generally good 2014 for savers. What does 2015 have in store for us?

January 9, 2015
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Did 2014 turn out to be a better than expected year for savers? According to a recent bulletin by Standard Life, the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor in early December rounded-off quite a year, with good news for ISAs and pensions.

ISAs and pensions had already had […]

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The Future of Annuities

January 9, 2015
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What role are annuities likely to play in retirement planning in the light of pension freedoms coming into effect from 6 April 2015? There has been much debate about annuities, particularly since Chancellor George Osborne announced a number of changes to pensions from April 2015, welcomed by Standard […]

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January Market Commentary

January 9, 2015
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Traditionally, December is a ‘slow news’ month. Like August, the great and the good spend a large part of the month on holiday and world events supposedly move slowly, if at all.

Not so in 2014 – There was the Autumn Statement in the UK, the tumbling world oil […]

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Tax Year End Approaches: 5 Things to do Before April

January 9, 2015
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The 5th April might seem a little way off yet, but the end of the tax year always seems to arrive faster than we think! For financial planning, the end of the tax year is important for a variety of reasons and so, before we hit the deadline […]

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Quick tips on financial planning for thirty-something professionals

December 8, 2014
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After age 30 it is probable that financial planning will be upped one or two gears and become a far more intense matter.

It is worth reflecting how things have changed over the past few generations; more and more people are going to universities, families are having children […]

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Growing your wealth with ISAs: why individual savings accounts can be great for your finances

December 8, 2014
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It seems odd that in a general climate where there is so much controversy over foreign corporations paying no tax in the UK, pop stars using dubious tax avoidance schemes, and where there is a raging debate about whether “we are all in this together”, there sits in […]

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