How to cope with the increasing costs of living

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How to cope with the increasing cost of living The cost of living has been steadily increasing in recent years, which could have an impact on all of us in the near future. Larry Elliott, the economic Editor for the Guardian, recently wrote that the cost of living is ‘certain to rise noticeably over [the] next 12 months’ and could peak at 3%. Therefore, this means higher prices for consumers’...

Coping with financial stress as a senior

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Coping with financial stress as a senior It is becoming more imperative that we start to look long-term and prepare earlier for life post-work. As we get older, there are far more financial pressures that are placed upon us such as families, mortgages, and long-term loans. It is no surprised that stress becomes more apparent. As we go through our 40s financial stress hits 45% of us, this reduces to...

Does money really bring happiness?

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According to a recent lifestyle study over 50s are far more bothered with their bank balance than they are about their health. The majority of over 50s prioritized saving money for their hobbies and travelling during retirement over their own wellness. What is more important to you? Your health or your wealth, personally I believe that wealth isn’t necessarily the key to happiness. Having a lot...

Money Matters

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As an independent financial advisor I would hope I understand the differing levels of wealth amongst different age ranges in the UK. It’s very clear the next couple of years are going to be interesting. You will always hear the words “uncertainty” and “challenging” used by politicians. Let’s be honest, it’s impossible to name a period in the UK where there hasn’t been challenges or...

6 Steps to consider before retirement

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I’ve seen a lot of clients looking to retire over the last few years and I don’t think I’ve ever met a client that has ticked every box when thinking about their long term retirement. These are the 6 key steps we feel you should always do and take before considering retirement: Get a full medical – it seems very obvious but I know very few clients that actually do it. The difference this information...

Playing online Bingo when you are over 50

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Playing online bingo when you are over 50 When you have a lot of time to kill at home, playing a game online is definitely a good options. Of course, spending time with the family is just as important. So, always make sure that the time you use for yourself is when the rest of the family is busy. Online bingo is one of the most easiest games to play online and that is why the game is as popular as...

Is the stock market the way forward?

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When thinking about retirement you must first think about funding.  You may have been putting money into a pensions saving account however, if this is not the case or if the amount you have saved isn’t quite enough to keep you going for the period of time you will be retired then the stock market could be the way for you to go.  Rates may look promising but they are certainly far from impressive...

8 of the Best Barn Conversions in the UK

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8 of the Best Barn Conversions in the UK Barn conversions are becoming more and more popular in the UK, with old barns and farm outbuildings being turned into modern family abodes, holiday homes and more. It could be down to the fact that it’s been made easier for people, but whatever it is we’re pleased. We’re here to share eight of the most wonderful barn conversions in the UK,...

Everything you need to know about purchasing a second home abroad

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Sometimes your head and heart are signing from the same hymn sheet. Your head wants you to make shrewd financial decisions that lead to a prosperous and successful existence. Your heart wants to go on holiday and enjoy yourself. Buying a second home abroad can bring those two desires together. This is your chance to make a smart investment that can deliver better growth than the sort of pitiful interest...
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