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Money Matters Advice from the Experts

Don’t put off planning for the future until tomorrow

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. This is why it is important to ensure you are fully prepared, financially, for life’s eventualities and uncertainties.

Last updated 13 August 2012
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Selling your torch on eBay might inflame the tax man

While many of us will never have an opportunity to sell or carry an Olympic torch, recent publicity about this issue has highlighted the possible tax implications if you sell an item of personal property for a profit.

Last updated 13 August 2012
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Are you up to speed with G-Day and it will affect your retirement?

Annuities – the method through which many pension funds are converted into a life-long income – have often been criticised for their perceived poor value.

Last updated 27 July 2012
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How to deal with a home purchase related dispute

When buying a home, it’s possible for disputes to arise from a variety of areas.

Last updated 27 July 2012
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For when things really do go wrong moving house...

When buying a home, it’s possible for disputes to arise from a variety of areas.

Last updated 13 July 2012
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It is still allowed to make plans to keep tax bill low

Given recent media coverage, you could be mistaken for thinking that you are not allowed to undertake any tax planning whatsoever.

Last updated 13 July 2012
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Don’t let HMRC ruin your summer (and next year)

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 6 July 2012
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A tax-free egg for when they fly the parental nest

When our children eventually fly out from beneath our wings, they are likely to start their independent lives with bills or student debt.

Last updated 6 July 2012
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Declare your gains or risk facing enquiry from HMRC

Just over two weeks ago the latest HMRC disclosure campaign came to an end.

Last updated 29 June 2012
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Remortgaging can release some exciting opportunities

When you come to the end of the special deal period on your mortgage, it’s worth while looking to the market to see what else is currently on offer.

Last updated 29 June 2012
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So what would you do if your spouse suddenly died?

Over the years one particular area of financial planning that always seems to be neglected or pushed way down the pecking order is personal protection.

Last updated 22 June 2012
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Family income is ahead of inflation despite recession

According to research from Aviva, one of Britain’s biggest insurers, in spite of the recession families in the UK have seen their monthly incomes edge ahead of inflation as the typical monthly household income hits £2,150, a four per cent increase over the past 12 months.

Last updated 22 June 2012
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Get the tax on your house in order before HMC does

Most people are aware that they don’t have to pay capital gains tax (CGT) if they sell their home for more than they paid for it. This “profit” is essentially tax free.

Last updated 15 June 2012
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Make the most of your chosen business account

Many people go to great lengths to research the best business banking provider for their business but then fail to bank in the most cost effective way.

Last updated 15 June 2012
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Opening a new account is lots easier than you think

Despite high levels of complaints about banks and their services, a high proportion of UK banking customers continue to remain loyal to their current bank.

Last updated 8 June 2012
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For a life-changing pension pot, start saving at birth

I am sure we would all like to think that we have done all we can to contribute to the financial futures of our children. Although a child’s retirement is probably the furthest thing from most parents’ minds, starting pensions early can have a dramatic effect.

Last updated 8 June 2012
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Enjoy the bank holiday but don’t end up in hospital!

Bank holiday weekends typically inspire many home owners to undertake DIY tasks. However, care must be taken to avoid experiencing any related problems, accidents or personal injury.

Last updated 1 June 2012
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Is your company ready for 2012’s pension shake-up?

From October 2012 the process commences whereby employees will start to be enrolled in a pension scheme automatically by their employer.

Last updated 1 June 2012
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Don’t be modest with the insurance cover you need

Buying a house is likely to be the biggest purchase that you will make in your life.

Last updated 25 May 2012
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Trust independent financial advice on inheritance tax

Even in these difficult financial times, or perhaps even especially in these times, many grandparents will want to help out the younger generation financially.

Last updated 25 May 2012
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