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by Alexander Beard, on Jul 15, 2019 2:52:18 PM

You’ve worked hard to accrue your wealth, so naturally you’ll want to see your finances flourish and develop. That raises the question: how best should you grow your finances? Many …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jul 15, 2019 2:50:03 PM

With rising costs of living affecting the way we live our lives, it seems that pensions have taken a back seat for some. Workers in their forties and fifties from …

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Topics:Financial PlanningPensionsSavings

by Alexander Beard, on Jul 8, 2019 10:06:27 AM

Diversification is a word that seems to get tossed around a lot in conversations around savings and investment. We hear it often, but what does it mean? Put simply, diversification …

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Topics:InvestmentsISARisksUK

by Alexander Beard, on Jul 8, 2019 10:03:15 AM

Following an in depth study conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NCSR) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), it has been discovered that only one in four …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jul 1, 2019 9:55:41 AM

How is your financial wellbeing? Increasingly, people are talking about financial wellbeing. But what does it actually mean? Financial wellbeing is about having a sense of confidence and security around …

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Topics:Financial PlanningUK

by Alexander Beard, on Jul 1, 2019 9:53:49 AM

The idea of retiring in your 50s or even your 40s sounds like a pipe-dream to most, what with the increased cost of living, inflation and other economic factors slowly …

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Topics:ISARetirementSavings

by Alexander Beard, on Jun 24, 2019 10:53:08 AM

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) conducted a survey throughout January and February of 2019 that produced some interesting findings. The survey covered more than 1,000 businesses across the UK, …

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Topics:BusinessTaxUK

by Alexander Beard, on Jun 24, 2019 10:47:14 AM

April 2019 saw the increase of minimum contributions to auto-enrolment pensions from 5 per cent of wages to 8 per cent. With employers now required to contribute 3 per cent, …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jun 24, 2019 10:33:10 AM

As defined contribution pension plans overtake defined benefit (in terms of money paid into schemes) for the first time ever, more and more people are taking an interest in how …

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Topics:EmployeesPensionsTax

by Alexander Beard, on Jun 24, 2019 10:19:44 AM

A study found in 2018 that one in four adults have no savings. Many residents in the UK wish that they had cash to save, however high monthly outgoings and …

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Topics:EconomySavingsUKUSA

by Alexander Beard, on Jun 18, 2019 9:30:31 AM

Planning for retirement can be complicated, as anyone approaching the end of their working life will tell you. However, navigating the myriad of choices, both financially and socially, doesn’t have …

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Topics:PensionsRetirementTax

by Alexander Beard, on Jun 18, 2019 9:18:18 AM

The triple lock guarantee currently secures the rise of state pension payments at the beginning of each tax year. However, after an investigation by the Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness …

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Topics:PensionsTaxUK