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Personal finance advice

Prince or pauper?

andy takeadvicenow Will you retire in comfort, treat yourself to a new car, perhaps a few exotic holidays and spend your time doing the things you’ve always wanted to, or will you be worrying about how you are going to pay your bills, wondering whether to turn on the heating on a cold and frosty winter morning.

Last updated 1 September 2009
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Rows, separation, divorce, tax

Previously I have touched upon the many tax benefits that exist for married couples and civil partners.

Last updated 28 August 2009
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Return of the saver would ease the lending squeeze

bank21lou Earlier this month the Bank of England voted to yet again hold base rate at 0.5 per cent for the fifth month in a row. This is good news for those mortgage holders with a tracker rate applied to their borrowings.

Last updated 21 August 2009
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What if the worst should happen?

ill21lou Every now and again something happens in our lives that makes us wonder how we would get by if the worst happened.

Last updated 21 August 2009
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It pays to plan ahead

andy happyretired The earliest record of an occupation pension plan can be traced back to 1375 when the Guild of St James at Garlekhithe of London arranged to provide for members whose income ceased when they retired.

Last updated 18 August 2009
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Beware the flaws in the miracle web

web visualisation It would be hard to imagine life without the internet and all the benefits in communication it brings, but if you don't handle with care your finances could be in peril, writes Craig Bright.

Last updated 15 August 2009
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Quick! Keep ahead of the taxman

Over the last few weeks an increasing number of commentators have started to talk optimistically about the prospects for an economic recovery.

Last updated 15 August 2009
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The clean, tax-free way to house your student

firstgrads5mw Oh how time flies – especially when it comes to growing children. Toddlers, then teenagers, then before you know it they’re off to university and you’re dipping into your savings to fund their further education.

Last updated 8 August 2009
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Top tips for the smoothest move

When contracts are successfully exchanged for a house sale, most sellers feel daunted by preparations for the move.

Last updated 8 August 2009
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Stand by for care cost changes

The provision of care for the elderly is a subject we have discussed before in Money Matters, but the recent publication of a Government Green Paper has brought the subject to the fore again.

Last updated 31 July 2009
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Three ways to invest spare cash and stay in business

In the current economic climate it is essential that businesses ensure they use all their assets to their best advantage, including surplus cash.

Last updated 31 July 2009
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Easing first-timers through the door

firsttime24lou As a first-time buyer, you may face a number of challenges before moving into your dream home. One will be having enough to cover your costs – valuation fees, product arrangement fees, stamp duty and other legal costs.

Last updated 25 July 2009
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Hey, it’s time to come clean with the taxman

Most of us pay our tax dues in accordance with the law. We might plan to reduce those liabilities if we can – but within the opportunities permitted by the Taxes Acts.

Last updated 25 July 2009
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Tracking down our lost millions

I’m sure that most of us at one time or another have misplaced or lost cash, probably down the back of the sofa.

Last updated 17 July 2009
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Don’t shun the ISA option

Have you taken advantage of your ISA allowance this tax year? Like many others you may well have decided to give it a miss, given the current low interest rate environment.

Last updated 17 July 2009
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What to do when the crunch bites too deep

With the ongoing credit crunch and the threat of redundancy never far away, households face the daily challenge of reducing their spending in order to be able to survive should the worst happen.

Last updated 10 July 2009
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Is now the right time to buy?

Property prices will rise by an average of 1.4 per cent over the next year according to respondents to the Building Societies Association’s (BSA) Property Tracker survey, as cautious optimism returns to the housing market.

Last updated 10 July 2009
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Don’t bank on these cosy low interest rates lasting

The banking sector has rarely been out of the news in the last nine months or so, hitting the headlines again this month with stark warnings of interest rate rises ahead.

Last updated 26 June 2009
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B&Bs all set for a healthy season

There has been much press speculation as to whether the recession and exchange rate will lead to a bumper season for the domestic tourist industry.

Last updated 26 June 2009
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The ups and downs of the pound

With the summer holidays fast approaching, thoughts turn to how many euro, dollars, etc one can get for a pound.

Last updated 19 June 2009
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