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Money Matters Advice from the Experts

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
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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
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If you’re saving for the future don’t give it away in tax

Individual savings accounts – or ISAs – were introduced over a decade ago. They are intended to encourage more of us to save for the future by offering tax perks on the money we invest.

Last updated 8 March 2013
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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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Go to your lender if you’re struggling to pay debts

The current economic situation is affecting all households in different ways, from increased bills to reduced income or loss of employment.

Last updated 1 March 2013
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A rational decision which is worth making early

Granting someone power of attorney can help put you in control of your own future.

Last updated 1 March 2013
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This is one declaration Abe Lincoln should have made

What do Abraham Lincoln, Howard Hughes, Pablo Picasso and Jimi Hendrix all have in common?

Last updated 22 February 2013
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Internet banking could be a boon for your business

Despite a 12 per cent reduction in cheque usage volumes between 2011 and 2012, many businesses still rely on cheques as the main means of payments made and received.

Last updated 22 February 2013
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Offset mortgage could be the answer for savers

The low interest rates over the last few years may have been good news for borrowers, but the same cannot be said for savers.

Last updated 15 February 2013
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Markets are bullish but don’t count your chickens

The FTSE 100 has certainly kicked off the New Year in style, breaking through 6,000 points on the first trading day of 2013 and finishing the first week at its highest level since February 8 2011.

Last updated 15 February 2013
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Ensuring a roof over their heads is a question of trust

University can be an expensive time these days. The introduction of tuition fees and the system of student loans have combined to mean that there are increasing pressures on the finances of both the student and the parent.

Last updated 8 February 2013
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It won’t be ‘free’ anymore but it will be a lot fairer

Over the last couple of years the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the regulator for financial services, has reviewed the way financial advice was delivered to consumers.

Last updated 8 February 2013
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