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The useful guide to reaching your retirement goals

Getting the most out of retirement and reaching your goals requires planning. Not thinking about your post-work years until you reach that milestone can mean that a retirement that promised…

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Everything you need to know about the 2022 spring statement

Against the backdrop of the continuing war in Ukraine, the chancellor has delivered his spring statement. The war has contributed to uncertainty in the global economy, with the Office for…

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10 tips if you’re taking on a property project

Whether you plan to purchase a fixer-upper or want to take on a project in your current home, a renovation can help you put your stamp on a property and…

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Investment market update: January 2022

While many countries have now eased Covid-19 restrictions, the knock-on effects of lockdown continue to affect economies, businesses, and households. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),…

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Is the interest rate rise good news for savers?

After more than a decade of low interest rates, the Bank of England (BoE) has suggested that it will continue to gradually increase its base rate. With savers suffering from…

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8 things to do to give your finances a spring clean

As you start to put winter behind you, you may be thinking of giving your home a spring clean or the projects you want to take on over the next…

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Want to invest but don’t know where to start? Here are the basics

Have you thought about investing but are worried you don’t know enough to start? Research suggests that if you do, you’re not alone, but getting to grips with the basics…

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What kind of lifestyle does a £1 million pension buy?

A million-pound pension can provide you with financial freedom in retirement, but it may not deliver the millionaire lifestyle you think. Having access to a £1 million can conjure images…

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Investment market update: September 2021

While the direct impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has lessened for many economies, businesses are now struggling with the indirect consequences, such as supply chain issues. From microchips to aluminium…

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7 signs of stress and how to combat them to improve your wellbeing

National Stress Awareness Day is on 3 November. Stress is something everyone experiences at different points in their lifetime, but it can harm your wellbeing and health. Recognising the signs…

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5 behavioural biases that lead to investment mistakes

Investment decisions should be based on logic and fact. But it’s easy for emotions and biases to affect your decisions, and this can lead to investment mistakes. Behavioural bias can…

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5 reasons you need to write a will (and keep it up to date)

Half of the adults in the UK don’t have a will. While you may have a reason for putting the task off, there are many compelling reasons to make time…

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