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Planning your finances to be sustainable for the long term is key. There are signs and targets that can signal that you are prepared to retire, but it can be difficult to figure out when you are truly ready to retire. We may think of retirement as being centred around a particular age or monetary amount. When we get to…

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Cost averaging your investments Reducing the risk of investing in volatile markets Cost averaging, or pound cost averaging, is an investment approach that involves dividing up the total amount to be invested into equal amounts and investing these at regular intervals over a period of time. This strategy has become increasingly popular due to its ability to reduce the risk…

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Wealth succession Financial planning can be a daunting and uncomfortable conversation for many, but thankfully attitudes towards talking about money are changing. Wealth succession should be an integral part of your financial plan as early as possible – because the right preparation now can have positive long-term impacts on future generations. Despite the uncertain economic climate, families are doing their…

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Goals don’t just happen, you have to plan for them When it comes to managing your finances, the wealth of resources now available can make it easy to try and go it alone. However, obtaining the right advice from a qualified professional financial adviser will ensure you are able to plan ahead by including expectations for items such as inflation,…

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Three in five Britons feel stressed about later life planning It’s only natural, in a world where most people are worried about things that are beyond their control – the rising cost of living, increasing inflation and interest rates that haven’t been seen for years – that you may also feel out of your depth when it comes to things…

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Time to talk Discussing Wills and trusts with adult children or dependents Wealth transfer has become an important issue for many families today. Individuals with assets of any size should prepare for their eventual transfer whilst making provision for any tax or legal consequences. But more than half of parents (57%) haven’t spoken to their adult children about their Will,…

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Show me the money Choosing an investment style that best suits your needs Investment styles are professional strategies used to create and manage portfolios. Different styles can range from aggressive growth to conservative investments. Depending on the investor’s goals, interests and risk tolerance level, they can choose a style that best suits their needs. For example, an investor looking for…

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How inflation could be impacting on your retirement plans Inflation can affect your retirement savings depending on what you do with that money. Leaving your money in a bank account with low interest is a risk, as your money will not outgrow the rate of inflation. Thats why it’s important to have an understanding of how inflation could be impacting…

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Spotting an investment scam How scammers are getting more convincing Around half of UK adults (51%) have or know someone who has received a suspicious communication in the last 12 months, according to new research[1]. This equates to 27 million people across the UK. Most of these cases can be described as ‘phishing scams’ (51%), when a fraudster attempts to…

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Planning to meet your goals The professional advice received from a financial adviser can make it easier to understand your financial situation and help you create strategies for better money management. They will be able to provide tailored advice that considers your individual circumstances, goals and needs. They will explain the options available, from setting up emergency funds to effectively…

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