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Money Matters advice from the experts

Shopping for an annuity is a once in a lifetime option – so use it wisely

Although there are numerous retirement options available, the most commonly chosen route to providing pension income is to buy an annuity, which is the conversion of the accrued pension fund (usually after the tax-free cash has been deducted) into an income for life.

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

Protect your property this Bonfire Night

bonfire411 British Summer Time officially ended last weekend, although for those of us that have spent the last few months in this region, there is an argument to say it never started…

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

We’re beating the fraudsters, but don’t get complacent

laptop106 We must be doing something right. By “we”, I mean both the banks and building societies that provide banking services, and you, the users of those services.

Last updated 28 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

No kidding: How to get a £1.8m pension pot

You may be surprised to know that more than 65,000 children now have pension plans – according to HMRC.

Last updated 28 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Act now to stay warm this winter

gasfire2110 Following an unseasonably warm autumn, long term UK weather forecasts are predicting a cold few months ahead and the prospect of snowfalls in November and December.

Last updated 24 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

A guide to helping first time buyers with a deposit

An unassisted first-time buyer in England will typically spend £81,321 on rent over a period of 16 years by the time they buy their first home at the age of 37, according to findaproperty.com.

Last updated 24 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Affordable ways to get tax relief

monaco1410 The term ‘tax shelter’ may convey ideas of intricate schemes devised to avoid paying ones dues to society.

Last updated 17 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How safe is your money?

According to an economist who was recently interviewed by the BBC, the stock market has become remarkably consistent. It climbs three per cent one day; then falls three per cent the next.

Last updated 17 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

What to do when the HMRC query your returns

moneypot510 The era of the self assessment tax return has changed the way HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) views the returns it receives.

Last updated 11 October 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Don’t let your business freeze over

derwentwater710 The wide range of activities available to tourists visiting Cumbria helps to sustain our hospitality businesses over winter.

Last updated 11 October 2011
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Splitting up (from) your tax allowances

Divorce can be a difficult time for anybody and if you add in the tax complications that need to be dealt with at the same time then you have a very difficult mix indeed.

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

Have a stress-free moving day

af movinghouis1 The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has urged those about to move home to plan well in advance if they want to avoid any unnecessary stress on the day.

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

How well do you know your mortgage deal?

property239 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 23 September 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

£43,500 bill for graduating

graduates239 Unless you’ve been out of the country for the last year or so, it has been impossible to miss the debate over university fees.

Last updated 23 September 2011
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You’ll be gone, but don’t forget...

One of the topics that deeply divides people is whether they should undertake any planning to mitigate the inheritance tax liability that their beneficiaries will face when they are gone.

Last updated 16 September 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

A wait of expectations

Do you plan to retire in comfort? A new car, perhaps a few exotic holidays and generally spending your time doing the things you’ve always wanted to?

Last updated 16 September 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

A trust can have its tax benefits

Regular readers cannot fail to have noticed that I believe that the trust is an extremely useful instrument in managing one’s financial affairs.

Last updated 9 September 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Who’s showing an interest?

As an independent financial adviser I talk to clients every day about various issues surrounding their financial planning needs.

Last updated 26 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Know your business to let banks help

businessdistrict268 We all know that choosing the right banking products is important; this is even more crucial when it comes to your business.

Last updated 26 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Get turned on to an offset mortgage

stackcoins157 The reductions in interest rates over the last few years may have been good news for borrowers, but the same cannot be said for savers.

Last updated 22 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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