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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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Getting your name on a lifeboat

October 14 2013 | Category: Latest Trends, Uncategorised

They say that nothing is certain except death and taxes, but there are many things we can plan to do that at least reduce the taxes part and one relief in particular can also help you be philanthropic on death. All gifts made t...

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Back in positive territory

August 08 2013 | Category: Latest Trends

After a broadly negative June, most major equity indices returned to positive territory during July. However, investor sentiment was dampened by mounting speculation over the outlook for China – and specifically concerns over...

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21st century income generation

June 20 2013 | Category: Money advice

Investing to generate an income used to fall into the ‘straightforward and dull’ camp. Income-seeking investors would focus primarily on cash and UK government bonds or ‘gilts’ – so-called ‘safe-haven’ options that p...

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