All Entries by Stuart

Mind the gap

Mind the gap

Self-employed would back new laws to expand retirement savings For the self-employed, even if the will to save for retirement is there, the way can be problematic. Self-employed workers want…. Read More »

Tax Savvy

Tax Savvy

Savers should think twice before using their pension to purchase property From age 55, you have the flexibility to choose how you take money from your pension. But pension savers…. Read More »

Retirement matters

Retirement matters

There’s a lot to look forward to In your 50s, it’s important to make retirement planning a priority if you haven’t done so already. At this age, retirement is no…. Read More »

Women better prepared for retirement

Women better prepared for retirement

Record high despite £78k pension pot gender gap Women in the UK are better prepared for the future than ever before, with 57% now saving enough for their retirement –…. Read More »

Do you have a financial safety net?

Do you have a financial safety net?

One in five self-employed and contract workers unable to survive a week without work We’re a nation of entrepreneurs with a record number of self-employed people now working in the…. Read More »

Pension Consolidation

Pension consolidation

Simplifying and maximising retirement benefits The employment landscape has evolved significantly over the last few decades, and changing jobs multiple times before retirement is now very much the norm. As…. Read More »

Guide to Savings and Investments for your child's future

2019 Guide to Saving and Investing for a Child’s Future

How to ensure your children or grandchildren get the best financial start in life Whether you want to teach your children or grandchildren smart money-management strategies, help them pay for…. Read More »

2019 Guide to Income Protection Insurance

2019 Guide to Income Protection Insurance

Would you still need a monthly income if you can’t work? Have you ever considered what would happen to you or your loved ones if you couldn’t work due to…. Read More »

2019 Guide to Planning for your Retirment

2019 Guide to Planning for your retirement

Are you ready for life beyond work? When it comes to planning for retirement, the earlier you start, the more potential your money has to grow. Retirement planning is not…. Read More »

Mind the income gap

Mind the income gap

Significant gap between expectations and reality of what life in retirement will cost Generation Z When most people envision their retirement, positive images start forming. We may picture spending our…. Read More »

‘Sandwich generation’ carers

‘Sandwich generation’ carers

Nearly half a million quit their careers in the last two years alone The decision to look after an elderly, ill or seriously disabled relative has been made by 2.6…. Read More »

Tax-wise

Tax-wise

Make the most of your valuable allowances, reliefs and exemptions Once we enter January, the end of the 2019/20 tax year will be just over three months away on 5…. Read More »

Cultivate the art of patience

Cultivate the art of patience

Creating and maintaining the right investment strategy plays a vital role in securing your financial future. But we live in the era of the 24-hour news cycle. Human tendency is…. Read More »

For richer, for poorer

For richer, for poorer

Pension and asset advice should be part of the divorce process Divorce – it’s one of the most difficult subjects to talk about. The emotional upheaval of divorce can be…. Read More »

Women’s State Pension age changes

Women’s State Pension age changes

Government’s bid to ensure ‘pension age equalisation’ On 3 October, campaigners lost a significant legal battle against the Government’s handling of the rise in women’s State Pension age. Up until…. Read More »