Planning for retirement used to be very easy. You went to work, and were offered a final salary pension. You worked until retirement, at which point you were paid a healthy percentage of your final salary for the remainder of your life. Simple. Then, we all started living (a lot) longer and pension funds were
On the 24th August markets around the world crashed in what has been termed ‘Black Monday’. In the US the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 588 points, having dropped more than 1,000 in early trading, whilst the FTSE100 saw £74bln in valued wiped off in a single day. These falls were triggered by a
We sponsor Speed of Sight Mike Newman – Speed of Sight front man. Collected a copy of the 2016 Guinness World Record album yesterday. You can find him on page 97 under ‘stunts and daredevils’!! Mike, 6 times Guinness World Record holder is the fastest blind man on the planet on land and water. Those
‘Running your own business can be the most rewarding decision you’ll ever make.’ So you’ve decided to set up your own Personal Training business, but do you know the best ways to manage your finances? This is something you may not pay enough attention to in the early stages of starting your business, but will
This morning an agreement has been reached a unanimous agreement with creditors to stay in the Euro, and negotiate a third bailout package. After 17 hours of talks Alexis Tsipras, the Greek Prime Minister, agreed to the austerity reforms required by creditors. Over the weekend there were concerns that a deal would be difficult to
Given the rise in property values and the tighter restrictions on borrowing limits, many parents now need to help children with the initial deposit for a property. Prior to the financial crisis, lenders were less concerned about where the funds were sourced but now they require source of funds declarations to be made. This meant
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