Category: Financial Planning

Six principles of investing

Putting aside money for your future and getting it to work for you

Whatever stage of life you’ve reached and whatever plans you may have for the future, you want your money to earn the best return possible without taking undue risk. That’s why it’s important to invest in a way that’s right for you and that will meet your goals.

6.4 million ‘accidental savers’

Pandemic has seen bank balances increase and debts such as credit card balances reduce

Figures for the entire economy conceal a great deal of variation in terms of the impact COVID-19 has had on household finances. Whilst millions of people have undoubtedly suffered considerably, a significant minority have found their financial position strengthened, with income largely unchanged and spending reduced.

Are you financially prepared for a baby?

Focusing on your baby and their financial future

Becoming a parent for the first time is exciting, unpredictable, and of course, a little daunting. For some new parents it can also be overwhelming. Suddenly, you are not only responsible for your self, but another person who depends on you for everything. It also forces you to address financial issues you may not have had to focus on in the past.

Drawing a bigger state pension

How healthy you are and what tax rate are you currently paying?

You don’t automatically receive your state pension, you have to claim it. You have the option to either claim your state pension or delay it by deferring claiming your pension income that you are due.

Coping with life-changing events

Plan for tomorrow, live for today

Change is the only constant in life. It inevitably involves twists and turns, with some that are expected while others may be entirely unplanned. When this happens, it’s important to feel secure with the knowledge that you have the right contingency plan in place.

Time for pensions to contribute towards building a better world

New landmark report from the United Nations on the state of climate science

As we have been witnessing in recent years and months, climate changes are occurring in every region and globally. A new landmark report from the United Nations on the state of climate science has highlighted modern society’s continued dependence on fossil fuels, which is warming the world at a pace that is unprecedented in the past 2,000 years. Its effects are already apparent as record droughts, wildfires and floods devastate communities worldwide.

Gender pension gap

British women impacted at every stage of career

The staggering impact of the gender pension gap has been revealed in research which shows that women have lower pension pot sizes in every age bracket, with the situation significantly deteriorating as they approach retirement[1].

Advice matters

Intergenerational planning and wealth transfer between advised families

Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, UK adults admit they need financial advice for their current situation[1]. A report, which looked at intergenerational planning and wealth transfer between advised families amid the financial volatility and insecurity of the pandemic, found that more than half (53%) of UK adults surveyed say they have been prompted to seek advice from a financial adviser.

How to future-proof your finances as a parent

A momentous event that can change every aspect of your financial stability

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a shattering effect on the country. Future-proofing your finances can help you feel more secure about what lies ahead – whether that’s preparing for big life milestones, such as starting a family, or navigating difficult periods, such as unemployment or poor health.