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sipp vs sass
SIPP vs SSAS – what’s the difference and which is right for you?
If you are a business owner, you are now also a pension provider thanks to Auto Enrolment.  You…
short term savings
Short term savings – what to do with your deposit while you look for a house
If you are looking at buying your first home, you’ll probably find that building up your deposit is…
savings rates
Savings rates are looking better – but can they beat inflation?
With the lowest interest rates on savings for years and inflation running at around 3%, saving has started…
mid life mot
A Mid Life Mot – what is it and why do you need one
The car you drove thirty years ago might not get you very far today. The chances are it…
lifetime mortgage
What is a lifetime mortgage?
Many older homeowners have made a fortune out of their homes. Stories of houses bought in the 80s…
teach your children
How to teach your children about financial planning
It’s never too soon to start to start teaching children about money. Creating good financial habits can start…
moving home
Moving has gone out of style – Saving money has not
Those of us who can think back to the 70s and 80s may remember moving two or three…
tapered annual allowance
Tapered annual allowance explained
The government is generous when it comes to pensions. If you are a top rate taxpayer, HMRC will…
retirement flat
Buying a retirement flat
Retirement flats provide many positives. They offer a ready-made community, a house warden to provide care in an…
risk with your pension
Are you taking enough risk with your pension?
Your pension pot is something you will rely on in retirement. It is only natural to be wary…
banking meltdown
TSB banking meltdown – what if it happens to your bank?
TSB’s IT meltdown was still with us this week, with some customers still unable to access their accounts…
business off the ground
Getting your business off the ground
As anyone who has set up their own business will tell you, success can depend on having a…