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by Alexander Beard Group, on Oct 29, 2020 11:04:18 AM

Financial planning… Isn’t that based on cold, hard facts and scientific reasoning? Surely feelings and emotions don’t have much to do with investing? We think they do. And here’s why …

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Topics:Financial PlanningInvestments

by Alexander Beard Group, on Oct 27, 2020 10:26:04 AM

The effects of the so-called ‘Stamp Duty Holiday’ have dominated the recent property news. According to Rightmove, recent weeks have seen the highest number of agreed house sales in a …

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Topics:MortgagesSavingsUK

by Alexander Beard Group, on Oct 26, 2020 10:51:19 AM

If you’re reading this as one of our clients, we’re obviously pleased with the decision you’ve made (and hopefully you are too!) but we thought it would be helpful to …

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Topics:Financial Planning

by Alexander Beard Group, on Oct 26, 2020 10:47:12 AM

When people are setting up a business, one of the first questions they have to grapple with is what legal structure they are going to trade under – sole trader, …

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Topics:BusinessUK

by Alexander Beard Group, on Oct 23, 2020 11:09:17 AM

Each year we celebrate Christmas and each year the novelty of the event grows fainter. It can sometimes feel like the whole holiday experience has become rather repetitive. If you …

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Topics:TipsUK

by Alexander Beard Group, on Oct 22, 2020 10:58:50 AM

As pressure mounts on governments and financial institutions to do more to combat climate change, the demand for ethical investment opportunities is on the rise. Triodos Bank’s annual impact investing …

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Topics:InvestmentsUK

by Alexander Beard Group, on Oct 20, 2020 10:19:11 AM

Do you feel like you just go to work day in, day out, with the weeks quickly turning to months and the months to years? If that’s the case, you …

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Topics:Financial PlanningRetirement

by Alexander Beard Group, on Oct 16, 2020 10:15:24 AM

We’re familiar with the gender gap in pensions for adults but there is evidence that this actually starts much earlier on. According to data from HMRC, parents and grandparents are …

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Topics:Pensions

by Alexander Beard Group, on Oct 13, 2020 1:31:02 PM

Do you find yourself counting down to Friday each week – even when it’s only Monday morning? Do you wish you could ditch the daily commute and long hours at …

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Topics:RetirementTips

by Alexander Beard Group, on Oct 5, 2020 2:24:58 PM

While the economic consequences of lockdown saw many households struggle, others have been able to save far more than usual. Data suggests that UK households could have been saving an …

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Topics:Financial PlanningSavingsTipsCoronavirus

by Alexander Beard Group, on Sep 30, 2020 10:55:11 AM

In mid-July, Sunak announced a surprise review of capital gains tax (CGT), following a report by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) that highlighted how the growing deficit in government …

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Topics:TaxUK

by Alexander Beard Group, on Sep 29, 2020 11:16:45 AM

In December 2019, the Conservatives won an 80 seat majority in the General Election and three months later, new Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his first Budget. But by then there …

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Topics:EconomyThe BudgetUKCoronavirus