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Retirement is a massive change in lifestyle for anyone. It comes with major changes to life and gives the opportunity to explore and redefine who you are. Retirement needs a lot of preparation. If you have your retirement planned correctly, you’ll have many fun memories...

A pension is something that everyone has heard of and is generally associated with the elderly, however, it is never too early to start thinking about your pension or planning your retirement, as the earlier you start the better off you will be when you come to retire. In this article, we are going to cover why pensions are important, why you should opt-in early for a pension, how pensions impact retirement and the different pensions within the United Kingdom.

Taxes are a necessary part of adult life. To be a citizen of a country, you need to pay taxes as a civic responsibility.

Investing isn’t just putting money into a bank account and leaving it untouched to make money from interest. An investment can be viewed as a gamble, as instead of having the security of guaranteed returns you are taking a risk with your money.   The most popular...

Financial advisors are professionals who are licensed to help clients in building and executing financial plans based on the unique needs of the client. Before choosing a specific financial advisor for you, it’s vital that you identify your specific needs since these professionals serve a variety of services. There are certain basic steps to follow if you’re looking for a financial advisor. Let’s take a look at seven of these steps to help you make an informed choice:

Need to save money? Making your money last until the end of the month while also putting aside some savings can be very difficult. It's very easy to get stuck in a bit of a rut with companies as they can often gradually increase prices over time, that you won’t notice until you see the transaction on your bank statement. In most cases, the hardest thing about saving money is just getting started, therefore, carry on reading to find out how to save the pennies and the pounds.

Have you heard of family wealth management before? If you have, the question then is; do you have one in place? Let’s have a look at what family wealth management is and all its benefits. Family wealth management is a concept that’s relatively new. The primary motive of this concept is to make sure that your family is looked after once you’ve gone. A financial advisor will help you along the way, to make sure you are setting aside enough. The process includes wealth accumulation, protection of wealth, creating income from the wealth and distribution of the wealth post-death.

Most people never give retirement any thought when they’re still young and working. They say that it’s an issue that should be put off and only worry about later in life when they have no energy to work anymore, people believe that everything will fall into place when the time comes. Nothing can be further from the truth, it’s vital to plan for your own later life so that you can live a comfortable life once you’re no longer working.

To some people, to talk about pensions may be a rather dreary and dull conversation to have. As a result, they find it very easy to put the idea of having to save in them in a proper way. In fact, for the young, this topic is too farfetched and isn’t something to even imagine talking about because they argue that it’s irrelevant to their age. They consider it a topic that only those who’re close to retiring should have. The other reason why people easily put off the thought about pensions is that there are a lot of priorities such as purchasing a home, affording a wedding or even the costs of raising children.

Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his third Budget to Parliament on 29 October 2018 and what should be the last one before Brexit in March next year. What should you take away from this year’s Chancellor’s Autumn Budget 2018? Click here for...