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Midlifers set to be impacted twice by the cost of living

Midlifers set to be impacted twice by the cost of living

Financial planning essential to help balance prioritiesAs the cost of living crisis continues to rise, midlifers are set to be impacted particularly hard. This is because many midlifers are still paying off mortgages and other debts, while also trying to support their...

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How to improve your financial health

How to improve your financial health

General principles to help you attain specific goalsThe cost of living crisis is putting immense pressure on many households across the country. In order to make ends meet, some people are cutting back on their spending and looking for ways to save money. One of the...

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Starting a family

Starting a family

What steps to take to prepare financiallyHaving a baby is one of the most exciting, life-changing events that you’ll ever experience. But along with the joy and happiness that comes with starting a family, there is also the reality of the added costs. On average in...

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How much will you need to retire?

How much will you need to retire?

Quarter of savers approaching retirement at risk of not having an ‘adequate pension’One of the biggest mistakes you can make is not saving enough for your retirement. This can leave you struggling to make ends meet in your later years, and may even force you to rely...

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Pension poverty after divorce

Pension poverty after divorce

Ensuring an equal division of all the assets within the matrimonial potWhen you are off work due to an illness or injury, worries about how you are going to pay your bills can make an already stressful situation worse. So much so, that many people are finding...

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Recession-proof your finances

Recession-proof your finances

10 practical steps to ensure your money is working hard for youIn these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to make sure your finances are in order. The Bank of England believes that a painful squeeze on our living standards, driven, primarily, by soaring...

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What does inflation mean for me and my money?

What does inflation mean for me and my money?

How to protect and grow your wealth over timeInflation is one of the most important factors that savers and investors must take into account when making decisions about their money. Although inflation can eat away at the purchasing power of your savings, it can also...

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How to reduce Inheritance Tax by leaving a gift

How to reduce Inheritance Tax by leaving a gift

Planning for your wealth preservation and the eventual transfer of that wealthWhen you’ve worked hard and invested carefully to build your wealth, you want to look after it. That’s why it’s important to plan for your wealth preservation and the eventual transfer of...

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Signs you’re really ready to retire

Signs you’re really ready to retire

No one-size-fits-all answer to this questionWhen is the right time to retire? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question – it depends on your personal circumstances. However, there are a few things to consider that may help you decide when the right time for...

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Tips for a healthy pension as you approach retirement

Tips for a healthy pension as you approach retirement

What really important retirement questions should you be asking?As you approach the last five years before your retirement, there will be a lot of things to consider. You’ll need to think about your finances, your health, your housing situation, and your plans for the...

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Inflation eating your savings?

Inflation eating your savings?

How to benefit from tax reliefs in the current financial yearAs your income increases, the complexity of your finances may too. Tax-efficiency is a key consideration when investing because it can make such an enormous difference to your wealth and quality of life....

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Cost of “saver inaction”

Cost of “saver inaction”

Millions of savers think inflation will leave them better offDespite inflation reaching its highest rate for many decades, some people in the UK are not aware of its impact on their finances. More than half of all cash savers (52%) don’t know what impact inflation...

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Show me the money

Show me the money

How to invest your money and avoid costly mistakesThe staggering impact of the gender pension gap has been revealed in new research[1] which shows that women have lower pension pot sizes in every age bracket, with the situation significantly deteriorating as they...

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Self-employed vulnerable to financial shocks

Self-employed vulnerable to financial shocks

New research highlights that 81% aren’t seeking financial adviceAs more and more people reject the traditional working structure in favour of becoming self-employed, some people could be at risk of financial insecurity as they lose out on employee benefits that offer...

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Managing the impact to your pension

Managing the impact to your pension

Just two out of five have planned for inflation in retirementRetirement planning can be complex at the best of times so it is easy to understand how some people can find it daunting to take into account factors like inflation. The reality is that inflation hurts...

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Rising cost of living crisis

Rising cost of living crisis

3 tips to maintain your financial wellbeingThe rising cost of living is one of the most pressing issues facing many families today. The price of food, energy, fuel and other necessities has risen significantly in recent months. This has made it difficult to make ends...

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Wealth vs health

Wealth vs health

More than half ignore medical advice and work despite poor health due to financial worriesWhen you are off work due to an illness or injury, worries about how you are going to pay your bills can make an already stressful situation worse. So much so, that many people...

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Retirement nest egg

Retirement nest egg

Half of over 50s regret not saving into their pension soonerThe days of working for a single employer for your entire career and retiring with a comfortable pension are largely gone. The responsibility for accumulating a retirement nest egg now rests with individuals...

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Discussing inheritance with your heirs

Discussing inheritance with your heirs

More than half of UK adults haven’t discussed the subjectWith wealth for millennials set to double in the next 20 years, it’s time to get over the awkwardness and have the conversation now. One of the main reasons why people don’t discuss their inheritance wishes is...

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Where there’s a Will there’s a Gen Zer

Where there’s a Will there’s a Gen Zer

20% of 18-24-year-olds emerge as Will makersAs many as a fifth (20%) of young Gen Z adults aged 18 to 24 say they have already made a Will[1]. Getting their affairs in order at such an early age compares favourably relative to the UK adult population overall, where...

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How to cope with the rising cost of living

How to cope with the rising cost of living

Nine in ten adults make stark spending decisions as anxiety runs highThe pressure of spiralling living costs is a major concern among many UK households, with the vast majority looking to make significant lifestyle changes in response to price rises. According to new...

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