Has buying your first home ever been affordable?

19 Feb 2018

House prices have never been higher and, for those trying to get a foot on the ladder, the prospect of getting enough money together for a deposit might seem impossible.

Why your pension needn’t be the only source of income in later life

16 Feb 2018

A pension is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think about retirement planning, as it’s the most well-known option. But it’s only one possible approach you can take.

Can a Lifetime ISA help self-employed workers save for retirement?

09 Feb 2018

Pension auto-enrolment has got millions of workers saving for their retirement for the first time, but those who are self-employed are lagging behind.

How to find a savings account that actually suits your needs

02 Feb 2018

Cash savers have been punished by a decade of rock bottom interest rates. Even though the Bank of England’s base rate is now starting to rise, it is still a long way from its historic norm, and not all banks and buildings societies are passing on the increase in the rates they offer on your savings.

Should you give your children pocket money?

26 Jan 2018

If you’re a parent, you’ve probably given a lot of thought to the best way to teach your children about money. One way to do this is by giving them a pocket money allowance. But what’s the going rate, and how can you work out what’s fair?

Products to look at when trying to reduce inheritance tax

19 Jan 2018

Inheritance tax is no longer a sole concern of the ultra-wealthy. As property prices rise, an increasing number of ordinary families are finding themselves caught in the net; potentially reducing the amount of money left for their loved ones by tens of thousands of pounds.

Fortunately, there are a number of products and strategies at hand to reduce inheritance tax bills. But first you need to work out if you're exposed.

How to help your grandchildren through university

17 Jan 2018

As the costs of going to university continue to rise, more and more students are turning to their relatives for financial help to get them through higher education.

The value of talking to your family about big financial decisions

27 Dec 2017

Talking openly about money has traditionally been a bit of a taboo among the stiff upper-lipped British – particularly the older generation. But times are changing, especially within families.

Retiring early: is it still possible?

20 Dec 2017

Early retirement might seem like an impossible dream, especially for people in their 20s and 30s who worry they will end up working far longer than their parents’ generation did.

How much do you need to save for retirement?

19 Dec 2017

Have you ever thought about how much time you will actually spend retired? Start thinking about it, and your thoughts quickly turn to wondering how much you need to save for life after work…

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