5 common pitfalls that put your retirement plans at risk

Imagine the scene; you’ve spent your entire working life living frugally, saving efficiently and investing wisely. You begin your well-deserved retirement financially secure and excited for the years ahead. The future could develop in one of two ways; the first could lead to sustained security and the financial freedom to enjoy…

What makes seeing a financial planner like having an MOT?

We’re all used to taking our cars for their MOT, aren’t we? The test includes checks on the lights, bodywork, brakes, suspension and much more. It’s designed to make sure that your car is roadworthy and safe to drive, to prevent any accidents or breakdowns. This got us thinking that…

What you need to know about ISAs in 2019/2020

The rules around Individual Savings Accounts (or ISAs) change on a regular basis and the popularity of the different types of ISA is often determined by where savers think the most competitive place to put their hard earned money is. ISAs are an excellent way to save because of their…

How long will your retirement nest egg last you?

Retirement planning means taking into consideration a whole range of factors. You have to navigate difficult questions like: How should I invest my retirement pot? What will the impact of inflation be? How much income/capital should I withdraw and when? On top of these, there is another question that must…

Average weekly household spending—how does yours compare?

In January, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its latest Family Spending Survey, making public the details of British spending habits. In its 61st year, the report offers an insight into how UK families spend their money, as well as revealing how family spending habits differ between areas of…

Spring Statement—March 2019 Overview

The chancellor—hair freshly cut for the occasion—rose to speak after a Prime Minister’s Questions which featured a slew of jokes about Theresa May’s lost voice. He wasted no time in making his views on Brexit even better known, and returned to the topic consistently throughout the speech. The economy was…

VouchedFor: why has it gained so much attention of late?

VouchedFor’s 2019 Guide to the UK’s Top Rated Financial Advisers has recently gained interest through social media sites including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. What is VouchedFor? VouchedFor is an adviser directory that helps consumers connect with advisers including IFAs / Financial Advisers, Mortgage Advisers, Legal Advisers and Accountants. VouchedFor’s mission…
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