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Budget 2014: What do the pension changes mean?

March 21 2014 | Category: Latest Trends

The announcements made in this week’s budget set out some of the biggest changes to UK pensions for a generation. Up until now, it has only been possible to draw an income from a pension by the way of a fixed income for life ...

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Changes to the ISA savings rules

March 19 2014 | Category: Money advice

In today’s Budget, Chancellor George Osborne unveiled a number of changes in the ISA system to help encourage savings. Last year it was announced that from the new tax year commencing 6 April, the annual ISA limit was increas...

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Helping with the cost of Care

December 16 2013 | Category: Money advice

The cost of care in later life can sap your lifetime savings, force you to sell your home and leave you with very little to pass on to your children. It is a worry for many people and although funding from the local authority is ...

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Who pays for long term care – understanding the rules

Planning for long term care

December 11 2013 | Category: Money advice

Over the past few years, we have become all too familiar with the effects of an ageing UK population on pensions funding and the gap in state benefits. However, there is another serious issue at stake and it is one that, all too o...

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UK markets lag during November

December 06 2013 | Category: Latest Trends

Most major equity markets posted gains in November despite some short-term volatility that was primarily triggered by macroeconomic data and speculation about the future path of US monetary stimulus. However, despite mounting evid...

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Siegel’s paradox

November 13 2013 | Category: Figures and Facts

Siegel’s paradox states that if a fixed fraction of a given amount of money is lost and then the same fraction of the remaining amount is gained, the result is less than the original amount. For example if an investor has £10,0...

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