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Avoiding Capital Gains Tax

LG money140710h With the increased Capital Gains Tax rate of 28 per cent, Capital Gains Tax planning should once again be at the forefront of our minds, particularly for those with second properties.

Last updated 22 July 2010
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Facing up to large liabilities

Many households are faced with the daily challenge of reducing expenditure in order to meet liabilities. But what would happen if a large or unexpected liability arose? Could you cope? What should you do?

Last updated 2 July 2010
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Competition in mortgages market

Mid-summer would traditionally be considered a prime time of the year to move home.

Last updated 2 July 2010
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Britain’s unavoidable Budget

This was, in the Chancellor’s words, an unavoidable Budget. It was a densely packed Budget in which nothing, he claimed, would be hidden in the small print or sneaked out in the press notices.

Last updated 25 June 2010
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Take that first step

forsale256 The last decade was not particularly kind to first-time buyers. Demand and competition for houses in the first half of the decade caused prices to rise at an alarming rate.

Last updated 25 June 2010
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Beat the fraudsters

According to fraud prevention service CIFAS, 27,000 British people fell victim to ID fraud between January and March this year. That’s more than one person every five minutes...

Last updated 22 June 2010
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Efficient use of tax energy

Windfarm Green is the direction we are all encouraged to take, and over recent years Government policies have been actively encouraging the business economy and individuals to invest in more efficient energy solutions.

Last updated 22 June 2010
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Prepare for every annuity

In my last article, I wrote about the options for saving towards your retirement.

Last updated 14 June 2010
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Enjoy your own company

 Electrician Richard Scurr watched by Paul Hendy and Johanna Johnstone STUART WALKER If you've ever thought about branching out on your own and setting up in business then David Wallace from the Cumberland Building Society has some tips for you.

Last updated 14 June 2010
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How long is your pension string?

Granny juggles When discussing retirement planning the question I get asked the most is “how much should I put into my pension?”

Last updated 7 June 2010
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World wide choices

If you are a regular visitor to this page, you may have read previous articles on the wonder and potential of the world wide web.

Last updated 7 June 2010
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Hoping for a summer sale?

condems285 This time of year steers many to consider moving home and to take advantage of the lighter evenings and warmer weather which traditionally help with the response to properties which are available for sale.

Last updated 28 May 2010
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Get the right advice for your finances

Thousands of different investment funds are available to the individual via various different tax ‘wrappers’ and choosing the correct option can be a mind-boggling experience.

Last updated 28 May 2010
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Tax hikes are heading our way

The election has been and gone and we now have a different sort of government.

Last updated 21 May 2010
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Uncertain times ahead

Who would have thought when we went to vote two weeks ago that we would see David Cameron and Nick Clegg standing together on the steps of No 10, heralding the dawn of “new politics”?

Last updated 21 May 2010
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Get into early saving habits

Baby pic When our children eventually fly out from beneath our wings, they are likely to start their independent lives with bills or student debt.

Last updated 15 May 2010
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Maximise your giving and benefit more

In my line of work I most commonly advise on trusts established to safeguard assets for the client themselves or for their descendants.

Last updated 14 May 2010
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Stay at home for holidays and reap the benefits

Recent stories about travellers stranded abroad as a result of cancelled flights due to the Icelandic volcano eruption might encourage more people to look closer to home for holidays.

Last updated 7 May 2010
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Play to win with shares

There is a saying in the investment world “sell in May and go away – don’t come back until St Leger Day”.

Last updated 7 May 2010
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How to add value to any home

Research among estate agents has produced a list of the best ways to improve your home to help achieve a sale for it.

Last updated 30 April 2010
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