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Monthly Archives: September 2016

‘It won’t happen to me’


Britons not planning financially for long-term sickness Only one in five UK people have income protection cover in the event of becoming too ill or disabled to work according to research published by insurer Zurich. This is despite the fact … Continue reading

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Pensioners financially ‘reliant on others’


New research outlines typical financial situations A small number of pensioners are relying on loved ones to help them financially during retirement, and those approaching retirement seem to be in an even worse situation. Yet equally worrying is that people … Continue reading

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Uncharted territory


Importance of not losing sight of your long-term savings goals The UK is entering uncharted territory after the EU referendum, but with relatively few unretired people beyond the age of 55 having started their retirement planning it is important not … Continue reading

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Investing during market volatility


Whether seeking income, growth or both, there are some basic rules to follow Volatile financial markets are an inevitable part of investing. On a day-to-day basis, the swings in stock market prices can be significant. However, over the longer term, … Continue reading

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Financially exposed


Do you have a financial plan in place to help protect your home? Taking out a mortgage is the biggest financial commitment many of us will ever make, and having a financial plan in place will help protect your home … Continue reading

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Saving for a rainy day


Understanding why your lifestyle makes it more relevant and real From the old adage of saving for a rainy day to planning for a comfortable retirement, before you can actually define your investing goals you need to ask yourself what … Continue reading

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Empty nest, empty wallet


Parents putting financial health at risk to fund university costs When it comes to funding a university education, it is parents and grandparents who typically look to provide the money. But even though this may be the case, last year’s … Continue reading

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