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by Alexander Beard Group, on Jan 20, 2020 4:05:05 PM

Retirement has often been described as “the longest holiday of your life.” But attractive as that sounds, can you afford to pay for the holiday? Research by one leading insurance …

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Topics:Financial PlanningPensionsRetirement

by Alexander Beard, on Jan 20, 2020 4:03:47 PM

A survey undertaken by an independent commercial finance company, found that of the 200 small businesses they surveyed, 56% have experienced cash flow concerns due to debtors paying late and …

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Topics:Business

by Alexander Beard Group, on Jan 16, 2020 11:11:00 AM

With an estimated 60 per cent of people dying without having made a will, it’s troubling to think that their life savings and property may not be passed on according …

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Topics:Financial PlanningUKWill Writing

by Alexander Beard Group, on Jan 16, 2020 11:07:19 AM

With so many options out there, it can be easy to become overwhelmed and remain with your current insurance provider. It can also be quite a hassle to trawl the …

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Topics:Life InsuranceTipsInsurance

by Alexander Beard Group, on Jan 16, 2020 11:04:10 AM

Paying tax is a necessary part of earning income and being part of a society. That is accepted. But while you may have thought that the top rate of tax …

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Topics:Financial PlanningTaxUK

by Alexander Beard Group, on Dec 17, 2019 10:10:12 AM

Introduction Boris Johnson became Prime Minister of the UK on 24th July, defeating Jeremy Hunt in the Conservative leadership race and famously declaring that ‘do or die’ the UK would …

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Topics:BrexitEuropeInvestmentsSavingsUK

by Alexander Beard Group, on Dec 16, 2019 12:33:16 PM

Inheritance tax is deeply unpopular, there’s no denying it. According to a 2015 YouGov poll, 59 per cent of the population think it’s unfair. So whichever party is in power …

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Topics:Inheritance TaxUKUSA

by Alexander Beard Group, on Dec 16, 2019 12:31:25 PM

While you may be heartily fed up of the word, Brexit has unfortunately had a major impact on the UK property market. What has it meant for buyers and sellers? …

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Topics:BrexitMortgages

by Alexander Beard Group, on Dec 16, 2019 12:29:10 PM

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:Financial PlanningInvestments

by Alexander Beard Group, on Dec 16, 2019 12:23:19 PM

October has not been a good month for fund managers (the people who make the investment decisions that dictate how well your savings and investments perform). There have been two …

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Topics:InvestmentsTips

by Alexander Beard Group, on Dec 5, 2019 12:40:58 PM

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 PlanningRetirementSavings

by Alexander Beard Group, on Dec 5, 2019 12:35:34 PM

With so many different resorts out there, it’s easy to be so spoilt for choice that you just can’t decide where to go. But what if you want to try …

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