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Retirement could be further away than you think

The age that savers will be able to access their pensions will rise from 55 to 57 in 2028.  The Government wants to delay the age savers can access their private pensions to keep it in line with the state pension age, which is also scheduled to rise to 67 in 2028. The logic behind

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Saving during the pandemic

This year is definitely like no other – for all the wrong reasons. But this period of isolation is giving us the time and space to organise ourselves. It is also a time for contemplation. As we enter another three weeks of lockdown, people are starting to focus on what we are gaining by being

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Why your children should save for themselves!

Children are expensive.  It’s not a secret and never has been, with the average child costing nearly £250,000 from birth to their 18th birthday. Their wants and needs are satisfied more inexpensively when young.  But when they get to their late teens and early twenties those ‘must-haves’ – the first car, the University education and

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What does ‘financial independence’ mean?

Every year, the average person spends over 100 hours commuting to and from work, 2,500 hours at work and, believe it or not, travelling 8 miles a year on an office chair. The reason that these statistics are so important, is that so many people are concerned with when they are financially independent and can

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December 2 , 2019 / Posted by Ben Dyson / General / No Comments

Low cost investing…

Investment charges are an inevitable consequence of holding any investment.  However, it is important to realise that any costs reduce growth.  Active managers aim to justify their fees by outperforming the relevant benchmark or providing a specialist approach.  Passive or tracker funds simply track their relevant index. Index tracker funds have been designed to be

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