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Avoid care home cost traps

oldage1510 The cost of entering a care home is one of the most troubling for the older generation who have to grapple with an assessment which is aimed at determining whether they should pay towards the costs of their care.

Last updated 21 February 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

First-time buyers in a strong position

One of the key requirements for an improved housing market is the ability for first-time buyers to purchase properties, particularly from owner occupiers which can then subsequently allow the release of “chain” related sales to proceed to completion.

Last updated 21 February 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Make sure the cash flows

sm keswicktourist Effective management of cash flow is the key aspect of all business planning.

Last updated 4 February 2011
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Be prepared: Advice is about to change

Retail Distribution Review (RDR) was instigated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in 2006, with the objective of carrying out a complete review of how financial advice was delivered to the public.

Last updated 4 February 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Business close to the edge

finspread281 More than 371,200 Time to Pay arrangements have been granted to struggling businesses since November 2008, worth £6.8bn, but official figures show a rapid drop in the number of schemes approved in the last few months.

Last updated 30 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Can I remortgage away my debts?

By the time you read this, Christmas will seem like a distant memory, the sales will be over and we will all be looking forward to warmer weather and lighter evenings.

Last updated 30 January 2011
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New year, new hope for mortgage market?

housekeys211 Following another difficult 12 months for the mortgage and property markets, there are signs in some areas of a hopeful year ahead.

Last updated 26 January 2011
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Take the right loan route

cumberlandforsale211 Buying a property is one of the biggest purchases you’re likely to make, and your mortgage will probably be your single biggest outgoing each month.

Last updated 26 January 2011
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Don’t be caught by tax deadline

mbtaxy1 At this time of year my mind turns not to birthday gifts but to tax returns. More particularly, I think about the impending end of the filing season for tax year 2009/10 (the year ended April 5 2010).

Last updated 14 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Why planning for the future is so critical

mbplanning Planning for the future is one of those things a lot of people put off until tomorrow, or the next day. Nobody really wants to spend their hard-earned income on something that might not happen, or something that will hopefully not happen for a good while yet.

Last updated 14 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

2011 promises more financial woes

This year has been one of drama in the financial world. We have seen continuing worries about indebtedness with the term sovereign debt becoming familiar to many of us for the first time.

Last updated 7 January 2011
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Give yourself a new money start in 2011

kiteflying71 With the New Year upon us, this is the time that many people put their New Year’s resolutions in place.

Last updated 7 January 2011
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2011: it’s a buyer’s market

cumberlandsign71 Although considerable uncertainty remains in the UK housing market, together with many contrasting views, recent research shows that the public considers the best time to enter the housing market is within the next year.

Last updated 7 January 2011
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Give your finances a workout

fitmeasure3112 The Christmas period is coming to an end and as the New Year rolls in there comes with it the inevitable resolutions for the year ahead.

Last updated 31 December 2010
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Try these resolutions for a financially sound 2011

creditcards3112 Well, it’s all over for another year. A few more drinks to bring in the New Year, finish off the turkey and mince pies over the long weekend and then it’s back to the grind.

Last updated 31 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Simple ways to lessen the impact of the VAT hike

HM Revenue & Customs is raising the stakes with the advent of the 20 per cent VAT rate

Last updated 23 December 2010
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How to extend your home on a budget

Extending your home or converting a loft can be a cost effective way to considerably improve it, increase its value and avoid the disruption and costs from moving. So where do you start?

Last updated 23 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Don't pay VAT you don't use

HM Revenue & Customs is raising the stakes with the advent of the 20 per cent VAT rate.

Last updated 17 December 2010
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Plan early to fund your children's graduation

The basis of student finance has scarcely been out of the papers in recent weeks. It has only been in recent years that universities’ fees have been charged to the student and, of course, loans are made to cushion the cash-flow difficulties.

Last updated 10 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How to stay safe when shopping online

This Christmas, The UK Cards Association is again running its successful Be Card Smart Online campaign – to remind shoppers of common sense advice in order to stay safe online.

Last updated 10 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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