7th January 2017

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Make your next move to saving flexibly for a first home and retirement Lifetime Individual Savings Accounts are being launched by the Government to help 18–40-year-olds to save and invest flexibly for the long term. The aim is that people will not have to choose between saving for their first home and retirement.

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7th January 2017

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Report findings suggest this trend is set to continue Half of women (52%) are now saving adequately for their retirement compared to 60% of men, according to the latest Scottish Widows ‘Women & Retirement’ Report. But while this maintains the record high levels achieved in 2015, the gap between men and women has widened since […]

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6th January 2017

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Providing the foundation for an exciting new chapter in your life Nobody knows quite what the future holds. The good news is we are all living longer. Advances in medicine and healthier lifestyles have led to an increase in the average life expectancy of both males and females.

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9th December 2016

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What you need to consider to ensure you don’t lose out HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED MOVING AND CONSOLIDATING YOUR PENSION TO ANOTHER SCHEME OR PROVIDER? THERE ARE A WHOLE HOST OF REASONS WHY PEOPLE MIGHT WANT TO DO THIS BEFORE THEY REACH RETIREMENT. SOME ARE LOOKING FOR BETTER FUND PERFORMANCE, LOWER CHARGES OR BETTER DEATH […]

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9th December 2016

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Independent schooling is expensive. Having said that, there is assistance available for those who may struggle to afford school fees. Almost all independent schools offer some measure of financial support. More than a quarter of pupils receive financial help from their school in the form of excellence awards, means- tested bursaries and sibling discounts to […]

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30th November 2016

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Procrastinating when it comes to how they view their future. People with birth dates between 1964 and 1979 are labelled ‘Generation X’ and are suffering from a widespread tendency to procrastinate when it comes to putting money aside for retirement, according to the results of a new survey[1].

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20th November 2016

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How professional financial advice can prove invaluable Few of us really have the time or inclination to understand the vast number of different investment products available on the market and consider what the best options are to suit our particular objectives. To do this effectively, it would need to become a full-time job.

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15th November 2016

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Using your pension money Have you considered all the potential costs of retiring? Some people find their expenses fall once their working life ends, but it’s important not TO assume that all your expenses will go down – some may increase, such as heating and leisure costs.

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13th November 2016

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Men narrow the gap on women when it comes to life expectancy Thanks to healthier lifestyles and advances in medicine, people are living longer lives, but many individuals may not feel financially prepared for their retirement. When it comes to setting your investment goals or strategy for your retirement, there are two main options.

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12th November 2016

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Planning financially for long-term sickness How would you pay the bills if you were sick or accidentally injured and couldn’t work? According to research by Unum and Personnel Today, just 12% of employers support their staff for more than a year if they’re off sick from work.

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