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Tag Archives: Scottish Widows

Protecting your finances and well-being


Millions of Britons face financial fallout should serious illness strike It’s easy to think that we will never be diagnosed with a critical illness, particularly when we feel healthy and energetic, but we can fall ill with very little warning. … Continue reading

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Career kick-start


Parents feel it is their responsibility to support their children Despite footing the bill for further education, almost a quarter (23%) of parents worry that their children’s qualifications won’t be valuable in the workplace.

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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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Splashing the cash


New ‘YOLO’ generation gambling with their financial future The prospect of saving for tomorrow may feel too distant for some, but to achieve long-term goals (including financial security in retirement) we all need to consider reprioritising our needs to give … Continue reading

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Lack of preparation for the unexpected


A quarter of us could only afford to pay household bills for a maximum of three months Protecting your family should underpin financial planning, and it can also be a key business tool or estate planning mechanism. But, despite this, … Continue reading

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Are you fit to retire?


Getting your pension in shape to enjoy the kind of lifestyle you want in later life ‘Will I be able to afford the retirement lifestyle I want?’ is a question that many people ask but struggle to figure out. There … Continue reading

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Surviving a critical illness


More people could face financial hardship despite medical advances Most homebuyers purchase life assurance when they arrange a mortgage, but only a minority obtain another form of financial protection that they are five times more likely to need before they … Continue reading

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Financial resilience


Providing a valuable safety net for you or your family should you become ill or die If you became sick or injured, how would you meet your monthly financial commitments or even your medical bills as you recover? Protection insurance … Continue reading

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Income protection


Research highlights existing gap between awareness and prioritisation Having a clear understanding of your protection requirements and the importance of getting the right professional financial advice are essential, and they will be of increasing significance from April when working age … Continue reading

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‘Pre-retirement’ predicament


Older generation choose to work into later life amidst family concerns More than a third (34%) of over-55s plan to continue working past what would previously have been considered their retirement age of 65, according to figures released from Scottish … Continue reading

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