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Sunday, 21 December 2014

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Money Matters Advice from the Experts

Making the switch is simpler than you think

Inconvenience, time consuming and hassle may be words you associate with current account switching. It’s time to think again.

Last updated 17 May 2013
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Beware ‘pension liberation’ firms

Seven people were recently arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering, after police swooped on a suspected organised crime gang believed to be behind a pension investment scam that has been dubbed ‘the new boiler-room fraud’.

Last updated 17 May 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Getting on that property ladder

Buying your first property can appear a daunting experience but with the right help along the way it should not be as stressful as many would make it out to be. If you are considering dipping into the property market for the first time, then the following tips may prove useful to you.

Last updated 10 May 2013
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Understand the risks of investing

It never ceases to amaze me the number of investors I meet who really don’t understand the actual level of risk associated with investments, including arrangements within their own investment portfolio that they regard as ‘safe’.

Last updated 10 May 2013
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Benefit’s ceased to be child’s play

andy childbenedfg Child benefit has been a universal benefit, paid to families with children, since its introduction in 1946 when it was paid as Family Allowance at a rate of five shillings per week per child. However, since January 7, if you or your partner have an income of more than £50,000 and either of you receive Child Benefit you may be liable to the ‘High Income Child Benefit’ tax charge.

Last updated 3 May 2013
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Food for thought on saving money

andy genericshodfgdf Many of us started 2013 with the intentions of getting fit, eating healthily, spending less and saving more. Many of us still have the intentions but have done very little about them.

Last updated 3 May 2013
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Keep a clear conscience and still make money

Just as you can now choose from a range of green or ethically-produced goods in your supermarket, you can also choose financial products that have positive benefits for the environment and ethical concerns.

Last updated 26 April 2013
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Know your obligations and you’ll stay out of trouble

Many landlords are unfamiliar with the legalities surrounding the letting of residential properties. As ignorance is no excuse in the eyes of the law, an innocent oversight on the part of a landlord could result in a substantial fine or even imprisonment.

Last updated 26 April 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Get wise to capital gains tax at the start of year

Most people use their income tax allowance every year without even thinking about it. Most of the money coming into households every year is, after all, subject to income tax.

Last updated 19 April 2013
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Encourage habit of saving early in your child’s life

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 19 April 2013
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Rough guide to complex changes on pension rules

As pensions are very much a hot topic at present, I thought it might be appropriate to comment on some pension legislation changes proposed in the Chancellor’s Budget.

Last updated 12 April 2013
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Cut the cost and hassle of using your plastic abroad

In the UK, we are generally accustomed to using our ‘plastic’ without charge. However, overseas card transactions often carry a cost.

Last updated 12 April 2013
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Have mortgage facts at your fingertips this spring

As the nights get lighter and the weather begins to get warmer, (well, we hope so), we reach one of the more popular times of year to move home, which, for most of us, means a new mortgage.

Last updated 5 April 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Is using capital wisely the new tax-efficient income?

I am sure that most people will have noticed that the personal tax allowance is being substantially increased and will reach £10,000 in a year’s time.

Last updated 5 April 2013
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Spend time finding tenants and save potential trouble

As a landlord, you will understand that the quality of tenant is crucial to the success of your property investment.

Last updated 29 March 2013
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Not just oligarchs who can benefit from a tax shelter

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

Last updated 29 March 2013
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Don’t be a fool like Del Boy by evading paying tax

The majority of us pay our tax dues in accordance with the law. We might plan to reduce those liabilities if we can but only within the opportunities permitted by the Taxes Acts.

Last updated 15 March 2013
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Remortgaging could be the answer to financial woes

We are all trying to make our money go further in these difficult economic times, and as mortgages are, for many of us, our single biggest monthly expense, they should be the first area to be considered when we review our outgoings.

Last updated 15 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Hand over some salary to help the family finances

At the start of March a financial “spring clean” might be just what’s needed to give you and your family’s finances a boost.

Last updated 8 March 2013
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