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How to minimise Inheritance Tax paid on your home

Inheritance Tax has hit a record high and with property prices soaring, now is the time to think about how to minimise the bill your loved ones will be left with. Talking about what will happen to your wealth when you die isn’t a topic anyone wants to discuss. But it’s an important area to […]

The top retirement destinations for Brits

Brits who are heading abroad for their retirement have revealed the hotspots that are tempting them; of course, there’s more to think about than just the destination of your new home. For some approaching retirement, leaving the UK behind for different climes is a dream. Whether it’s the weather, culture or the desire for a […]

How long will your pension last?

Research has found 63% of workers approaching retirement are already planning on working longer than planned. So, do you know how long your pension would last if your retired today? Financial pressures mean that people are working for longer and often beyond the time they expected. With life expectancy rising, it’s important to assess how […]

Could you help your children have a £1 million pension?

Using your gifting allowance effectively could mean you’re able to leave your children or grandchildren a significant, tax-free gift behind in the form of a £1 million pension. Discover the steps you can take to reach this goal. With auto-enrolment now in full force, the topic of saving for retirement has never been more relevant […]

Stay organised to save money

It’s easy to misplace important documents and the costs could mount up to a staggering £800. Keeping paperwork organised and in order is a step we should all be taking. Misplacing paperwork is an easy mistake to make. But did you know that a lack of organisation when it comes to your household documents could […]

Interest rates rise above 0.5% for the first time in a decade

The Bank of England (BoE) has increased interest rates above 0.5% for the first time since 2009. Today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to push up the base rate by 0.25% to 0.75%. That’s not a massive increase; savers aren’t going to suddenly start seeing real returns on most of their bank or […]

The unexpected costs of parenthood

Children are not cheap. Whether your family is already growing, or if you are thinking of starting one soon, you have probably considered some of the obvious costs, such as private school and eventually, university. But what about those things that might not be so apparent? Research from American Express demonstrates one of these expenses; […]

Are you one of the 81% of grandparents who could be eligible for a pension boost?

Research from Halifax shows that 10% of grandparents help look after related children on a daily basis. If you are one of them, you could be eligible for credits which will boost the State Pension you receive later. They’re known as Childcare National Insurance Credits, and there are around 100,000 grandparents who are eligible to […]

Will you still be paying your mortgage at 70?

Research from Aegon has revealed that 14% of people believe that they will still be paying off their mortgage when they turn 70. The report suggests there are several reasons why people may be forced to continue paying a mortgage into retirement: Rising house prices: which mean people need to borrow bigger amounts of money […]

Avoiding pitfalls as pensioners pay more than £24 billion in tax

In 2015/16, 6.87 million pensioners paid an average of £3,522 each, in tax, according to Royal London. That’s a total of more than £24 billion. What affects the amount of tax you pay? According to the research, men are likely to face higher tax bills in retirement than women, though this is likely due to […]