Taxes set to increase for baby boomers?

New research has suggested that those in the baby-boomer generation should be ready to pay higher wealth taxes in order to pay for healthcare expenses likely to rise sharply in the near future. According to think tank the Resolution Foundation, this could indicate the end of the tax cuts in…

Four saving habits of millionaires

There are no certainties or easy wins when it comes to attaining self-made millionaire status. However, it can’t hurt to look at the financial habits of those who’ve achieved just that to try and build up your own resources. Here are our top tips from observing those who’ve become millionaires…

Four ideas for keeping your books in order in 2018

Whether you’re the kind of person who prides themselves on having their accounts in order every year, or you’ve just had yet another eleventh-hour rush to submit your tax return before the deadline at the end of January, the beginning of a new calendar year is a fantastic time to…

Hints that interest rates may rise

Data issued at the end of January showed that the final quarter of 2017 saw the economy grow by 0.5%. The Bank of England has now hinted that the speed of interest rate rises could accelerate if the outlook stays positive. While Mark Carney and his colleagues voted to keep…

How to combine retirement, job satisfaction and work/life balance

Two of the main fears faced by employees when they reach their 50s and 60s are those of getting job satisfaction and a work/life balance. Recent studies have offered fresh insight into the reasons behind these issues and the best ways to deal with them. One study carried out by…

Top tips for retiring well

Your retirement should be something you look forward to: a time when you can reward yourself for the years of hard work you’ve put into your business or career, your family and whatever else you’ve devoted time on throughout your working life. But retiring well can be more difficult than…

How to avoid the mid-life savings crisis!

New research has exposed that nearly one in five people (18%) in their 50s and 60s are failing to save anything towards their retirement due to the rising cost of living and flat wage inflation. Referred to as a ‘mid-life savings crisis’, it means…
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