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Money Matters advice from the experts

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Can you ride out the recessionary storm?

As I write this article world stock markets are in turmoil. Markets which had rebounded strongly at the end of the last recession appear to be entering muddy waters once more.

Last updated 19 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Face this problem head on

houses198 Most households have been impacted by the economic climate over the past few years, with increased bills, reduced income or even loss of employment.

Last updated 19 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Beat the tax man, fill up your ISA allowance

stackcoins128 Individual savings accounts – or ISAs – were introduced more than a decade ago.

Last updated 12 August 2011
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Don’t let your dream holiday home become a nightmare

What a beautiful dream it would be to have your own holiday home – probably somewhere in the sun. But if your dream is not to turn into a financial nightmare, you should make sure that you are well prepared for the potential pitfalls.

Last updated 12 August 2011
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Don’t get caught out by credit cards

The basics

Last updated 5 August 2011
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Government scheme will help buyers from the first rung up

firsttime58 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. The ‘credit crunch’ put a stop to the seemingly endless price rises, but also resulted in mortgages becoming much more difficult to obtain as lenders demanded large deposits and adopted much tighter lending criteria.

Last updated 5 August 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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