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What is stamp duty, and how does it affect me?

January 11 2021 | Category: Money advice

Stamp duty, otherwise known as stamp duty land tax, or SDLT is an area that a lot of people don’t know a lot about. The chances are you will need to pay stamp duty at some point if you’re a homeowner. With that being said thou...

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What is equity release, and could it benefit me?

December 07 2020 | Category: Money advice

If you’re looking into, or already in, retirement, you may be looking for an extra lump sum of cash, or a steady flow of monthly payments to help you out financially in this crucial transition in life. Most people will have some...

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When should you take out your pension?

November 30 2020 | Category: Money advice

Those of us in the latter half of our lives may be looking forward to withdrawing our pension. If you’ve been paying into a pension for a lengthy amount of time, you may be tempted to take it out as early as you possibly can to ...

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Pension options in retirement.

November 23 2020 | Category: Money advice

Retirement is seen by many as the end goal of your working life, a payoff for all of your hard work. However, for many this is looking further and further away. As of the 6th October 2020, the standard retirement age in the UK is ...

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Equity Release in Modern Times

September 21 2020 | Category: Money advice

Your home is probably your most important financial asset. But once you’ve paid off the mortgage, you’re sitting on a large amount of capital that is all tied up in your home. And with times being as uncertain as they are, tha...

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Financial Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes (And How to Avoid Them) – Part 2

September 14 2020 | Category: Money advice

Hello, and welcome back to Part 2 of our series on common financial mistakes, and how to avoid them. In our last post, we talked about not having a financial plan, saving for yourself as well as your children, buying ‘too much h...

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Retirement Planning During A Pandemic – What You Should Be Thinking About?

September 07 2020 | Category: Latest Trends, Money advice

At the moment, Covid-19 still has a lot of things up in the air. And while the immediate focus is on the continued loss of life and trying to control the virus as it slows, but shows no sign of stopping yet – we have been trying...

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Financial Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes (And How to Avoid Them) – Part 1

August 31 2020 | Category: Money advice

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s OK – we’re only human! But when it comes to finances, some of those tiny mistakes can feel pretty big. Whether that’s buying something you couldn’t afford, wasting money on things that didn...

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Why You Should Never (Ever) Only Pay the Minimum Payment

August 10 2020 | Category: Money advice

Credit cards. Love them or hate them, most people in the UK have one. The amount you have racked up in debt on your credit cards may vary, but each month you will be given a minimum amount to pay off, along with your new or curren...

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Long Term Care Questions You Should Be Asking Now

August 03 2020 | Category: Money advice

No one likes to think about getting older. But unfortunately, it’s something all of us will have to deal with later in life. If we are lucky enough to make it to our golden years, then getting older comes with its own unique set...

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