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Money Matters advice from the experts

Support for that first step

dragonsden205 You could be considering becoming your own boss for a variety of reasons. It could stem among other things from a change in personal circumstances, a good business idea or a specific business opportunity coming your way.

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

How you can make your money grow, despite the gloom

tractor217 The June inflation figures released on July 12 by the Office for National Statistics gave some good news – the annual rate of inflation fell, with the consumer price index (CPI) figure standing at 4.2 per cent down from 4.5 per cent in May and the retail price index (RPI) figure down from 5.2 per cent to five per cent.

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

Who picks up the care tab?

The provision for long-term care for the elderly is a subject that is constantly in the media and, with the annual cost of a room in a nursing home estimated to be on average £35,984 (source: Care of Elderly People UK Market Survey 2010/11), how to pay for care can be a major concern for many people.

Last updated 18 July 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Even now you should be planning and saving

In the current climate, saving and planning for the future may not be top of the “things to do” list, but the one thing you can be sure of is that the future is going to happen.

Last updated 12 July 2011
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Are all your financial plans in good health?

lungsjune3 Planning for the future is one of those things a lot of people put off until tomorrow, or the next day.

Last updated 12 July 2011
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A work, life, money balance

pensions17 Pension. A word that never seems to be out of the media at the moment, with the Government recently announcing plans to accelerate the equalisation of male and female state pension ages to 66 by 2020.

Last updated 12 July 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

When you’ve had enough of the UK...

sydneyharborbridge246 As the summertime starts and the inevitable downpours make many of us jealous of our Mediterranean cousins, there will be some who decide that enough is enough.

Last updated 12 July 2011
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Trusts are keys to family assets

keylock106 It is, they say, better to give than to receive. I am not sure that this is meant to make anything other than a moral statement but it can also have application in families where there is a general intention to help out the younger members.

Last updated 12 July 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

No summer holidays from the taxman!

taxliability87 July 31 may not seem like a very significant date for many people but for the self-employed it’s time to make another payment towards their tax liability.

Last updated 12 July 2011
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Staycation in your own home?

logcabin246 Many people consider buying a holiday home partly for their own use and partly as an investment opportunity.

Last updated 8 July 2011
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10 tips to beat money scams

Keeping up to speed with all the latest fraud risks, scams and viruses which blight our lives today can be a daunting and intimidating experience.

Last updated 8 July 2011
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Not waving but drowning

A “tsunami” of homeowners face falling behind on their mortgage repayments as soon as interest rates begin to rise, a leading banker has warned.

Last updated 1 July 2011
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When will interest rates start to rise again?

interest rates There are times when I don’t envy the nine men who file into a meeting room at Threadneedle Street once a month.

Last updated 20 June 2011
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Investing with a conscience

Environmental disasters, from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to the radiation leaks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant following the tragic events of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, have certainly focused many people’s thoughts towards protecting our planet.

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

Don’t be a soft touch for online fraudsters

Fraudulent scams, whereby fraudsters attempt to trick members of the public into giving out sensitive personal information for financial gain, are on the increase.

Last updated 14 June 2011
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We want to buy a house – but where do we start?

For the aspirational homeowner the route to successfully purchasing the house you want is fraught with property choices.

Last updated 6 June 2011
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A guide to buying your first home

Summer is just around the corner and, for some, the idea of buying a first home is about to become a reality.

Last updated 31 May 2011
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Taking a risk for greater tax relief

wallacegromit275 In last week’s article my colleague, Graham Poles, wrote about the tax advantages of Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCT).

Last updated 31 May 2011
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How to plan your home improvements

loftconversion205b 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.

Last updated 25 May 2011
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Make a tax-savvy investment

dragonsden205 Tax efficient investments… is there such a thing in these turbulent economic times?

Last updated 25 May 2011
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