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pension pot
How to use your pension pot wisely
The value of pensions and investments and the income they produce can fall as well as rise, you…
wages going up
Are wages going up at last?
It may not feel like it, but after several years of austerity and very little chance of an…
inflation falls
Inflation falls – will it prevent a rate hike?
As recently as a few weeks ago a rise in the bank rate looked imminent. It was confidently…
phone scam
Is it really the taxman on the phone? A look at an unpleasant new scam
We are all a little afraid of the taxman. He uses language, rules and calculations that most of…
active pension
Why you may need an active pension
Making the most of your pension pot is simply a matter of investment management. But of course, buying…
brexit
The latest on Brexit – and what does this mean for your money?
It was only a few weeks ago that Brexit negotiations were starting to look more positive, and Theresa…
britain's economy
Is Britain’s economy actually taking a turn for the better?
Its all too easy to believe the doom and gloom the tabloids peddle to boost their own circulation.…
self-employed
Pensions minister urges self-employed to start saving
It’s no secret that there is a pension problem. A growing number of older retired people must be…
making a will
The importance of making a Will
Making a Will is not just a matter of deciding who gets what when the time comes. It…
FTSE 100
Why the FTSE 100 has reached a record high
The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index, or, informally, the FTSE, is a share index of the 100…
setting up home together
Setting up home together – the financial side of cohabitation
Marriage may not be on the way out, but for both mixed and single sex couples cohabiting has…
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…