Author: Rebecca Aldridge

Aeroplane Wealth gap year

Reading Time: 3 minutes The disruption caused by the recent pandemic was phenomenal, sending shockwaves worldwide. And we are all still feeling the aftereffects now. In March 2020, the future became even less predictable….

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Use it or lose it: tax allowances Use it or lose it: tax allowances

Reading Time: 5 minutes We’re not yet nearing the end of the tax year quite yet, but we are just over halfway there, and it’s always best to prepare. Life has picked up its…

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Trees through a lens The future of financial planning

Reading Time: 4 minutes For a long time, financial advice was quite an impersonal service with minimal collaboration between the client and adviser. Then financial planning advice came along, and we started viewing personal finances through…

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Path with rainbow Is the gender pension gap widening?

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s been over 50 years since it became illegal to pay women less than men, yet women in their twenties today are likely to retire with £100,000 less than men…

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Hands painted on a wall Taking care of care fees

Reading Time: 6 minutes With almost 500,000 people living in care homes in the UK in 2020, and an ever-increasing ageing population, taking care of care fees might be one of life’s biggest financial…

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Aerial view of houses Is buy-to-let investing still a good idea?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Over 20 years, the average UK house price has outpaced inflation by around 3% a year. And in some regions, it will be much higher. Little wonder, then, that so…

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Planning for retirement The key to happiness in retirement

Reading Time: 4 minutes When it comes to preparing for retirement, most people believe it’s all a numbers game. But that’s only half the story; to have a long and fulfilling retirement takes more…

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Change The new normal, but better than before

Reading Time: 4 minutes Society has reopened its gates, although still somewhat guarded. And as the UK workforce gradually returns to their previous place of work, between hybrid working, video calls and regular testing,…

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How does money affect your emotions How does money affect your emotions?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Money is a funny old thing. As we move towards a cashless society, it’s not always something physical, yet it holds a lot of weight when it comes to our…

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The great resignation of 2021 The great resignation of 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes The pandemic has brought about many changes, especially to the way we work. Many workforces had to down tools and bring about a new way of working. But since March…

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What we do and how we charge

Reading Time: 4 minutes When it comes to financial planning, the most common questions people have are ‘what is financial planning?’ and ‘what does financial planning cost?’. So, here we’ll explain what we do as…

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Property bubble Are we in a property bubble?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Due to a build-up in demand and the stamp duty holiday, the housing market is thriving. Properties are going for over asking price, and by a considerable amount in some…

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Stones on a beach Wellbeing: Finding the right balance

Reading Time: 3 minutes Everything in life is about balance. How much we eat, how much we move, the balance between work and life, the list goes on. Ultimately, your overall wellbeing relies on…

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Derailed retirement plans A change in retirement plans

Reading Time: 4 minutes A lot of things have changed over the last year. The world seems a very different place from what it was some 18 months ago. Understandably, the fiscal focus has…

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