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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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Don’t let the taxman ruin your life abroad

Given the recent grounding of aeroplanes the fact that I am going to talk about international mobility is somewhat ironic.

Last updated 30 April 2010
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Death and illness can have devastating effects on business too

To most business owners it would be inconceivable to operate their business without proper insurance cover, against the risk of fire or flood for example.

Last updated 29 April 2010
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Identity fraudsters target loans and credit cards

moneyfraud294b The number of attempts last year to take out loans using stolen identities increased dramatically, according to a report issued by credit information company Experian.

Last updated 29 April 2010
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How would you get on with offsetting?

It has been a tough time for savers for some time now and interest rates look likely to remain low for the foreseeable future. What can you do to maximise the rate of return that you will receive on your savings?

Last updated 23 April 2010
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Financial futureproof your life

Many people in the UK are not adequately financially protected against premature death or upon diagnosis of a critical illness, even when it comes to their mortgage debt. Indeed, some have no protection whatsoever. Where do you stand?

Last updated 23 April 2010
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Don’t pass on this political hot potato

Inheritance tax may well be the subject of political dispute between the parties but it does seem likely that the tax will still be with us for the foreseeable future in much the same form.

Last updated 16 April 2010
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Make your home secure

Every 37 seconds, somewhere in Britain, a home is burgled. More than a third of these are crimes of opportunity, with burglars letting themselves in through unsecured doors or windows. So what can you do to reduce your chances of becoming a victim? Here’s 10 handy hints to help protect your home and possessions.

Last updated 16 April 2010
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Time to take a fresh look at your mortgage

Mortgages are, for most of us, our single biggest monthly expense and therefore they should be the first area you look at if you’re reviewing your outgoings.

Last updated 15 April 2010
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How to grab a tax break

money109 In the current climate of cuts and tax rises it is arguably more important than ever to make the most of whatever tax breaks are available.

Last updated 15 April 2010
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Spring clean your finances

LAMBS94 With the start of spring and the new financial year, now is an excellent time to give your finances a spring clean and possibly clear out outdated or unsuitable arrangements. Here are some useful tips:

Last updated 9 April 2010
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Now ‘ISA’ great time to save a nest egg

Individual savings accounts – or ISAs – were introduced more than a decade ago. They are intended to encourage more of us to save for the future by offering tax perks on the money we invest.

Last updated 9 April 2010
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Help in dealing with your home buying complaints

When buying a home, it’s possible for disputes to arise from a variety of areas. Even if you’ve carefully planned all aspects of the purchase, problems may still occur involving an estate agent, solicitor or removal firm who you’ve dealt with.

Last updated 8 April 2010
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What you need to know about the new tax year

The new tax year started on Wednesday but unlike its civil calendar relation, which is celebrated with lavish fireworks and renewed optimism, it is likely that the tax new year will have slipped by unnoticed.

Last updated 8 April 2010
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Chancellor Darling sets sights on high earners

If you’re a high earner – anyone who, according to the Government, earns more than £100,000 – then the Chancellor has you in his sights.

Last updated 2 April 2010
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