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Christmas markets aren’t the only ones to watch

Christmas markets aren’t the only ones to watch

November 28, 2018

If you started getting financially organised using my book this year, then you should have set yourself some outcomes in January. Those following the plan should have financial foundations in place, including a will, lasting power of attorney and an emergency reserve of cash. Some people will be in the phase of paying down their debt; others will be considering investments and saving for the future, which often means investing in the stock markets.

Category: Saving & Investing

 
 
 
 
The path to financial freedom

The path to financial freedom

November 9, 2018

What if I said we have everything within us to live a life beyond our wildest dreams and have financial freedom.  Would you believe me? It starts with having a clear vision of your goals.

Category: Goal Setting

 
 
 
 
Budget Update: I giveth and I taketh away…

Budget Update: I giveth and I taketh away…

October 31, 2018

Yesterday Mr. Hammond announced his budget and what caught the headlines was that he brought forward their manifesto promised to increase the personal allowance and higher rate band for income tax, but there was a little more to it, than the headlines.

Category: Financial News & Events

 
 
 
 
Help to Save schemes – how do they work?

Help to Save schemes – how do they work?

October 19, 2018

The government have just launched a new savings scheme called “Help to Save”.  It allows you to save upto £50 a month over four years (up to a maximum of £2,400) and receive a 50p bonus for every £1 you save. Find out more about the benefits on this scheme along with how you open an account.

Category: Financial Planning, Saving & Investing

 
 
Simple tips to get out of debt

Simple tips to get out of debt

October 17, 2018

We’re a nation built on credit, but we don’t have to be. We’re creatures of habit, and it’s become normal for us to get credit cards and use them, and end up being in debt fast. Follow my tips to learn out to get out of debt for good.

Category: Debt Repayment, Money Management

 
 
Bank of Mum and Dad? Put Yourself First

Bank of Mum and Dad? Put Yourself First

October 15, 2018

Parents helping out their children (and grandchildren) financially is a tricky topic because it’s so caught up in emotion and love that it’s not always easy to make sensible decisions. I have two kids and I love them dearly – but there’s a reason it tells you on the airplane safety briefing to put your own mask on first before you help your children. In the same way, financial support for your family is a case of secure yourself first.

Category: Financial Planning

 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial planning is for everyone, not just the wealthy

Financial planning is for everyone, not just the wealthy

September 28, 2018

When you think of financial planning, what comes to mind? Boring discussions on pensions, wealthy individuals hiding their money off-shore to save tax? Neither could be further from the truth. Financial planning is used by millions of people worldwide; people just like you.

Category: Financial Planning