Pensions & Retirement

Take it to the Max

How to make the most of the various pension allowances. Saving into a pension is one of the most tax-efficient ways to save for your retirement. Not only do pensions enable you to grow your retirement savings largely free of tax, but they also provide tax relief on the contributions you make. There are various pension allowances that you need…
Jen Paice
January 12, 2021
Pensions & Retirement

Rewritten Retirement Rules

In 2015, the retirement rules were rewritten. The rules, which came into effect from 6 April 2015, have changed the way people take money out of their pensions, with new freedoms and options available to anyone over the age of 55. Pension freedom tax rules allow members of defined contribution pension schemes to access their pension savings early, provided they…
Jen Paice
January 7, 2021
Family

Supporting Younger Generations

Giving Grandchildren Financial Security is an Important Goal for Many If you are a grandparent, it’s natural to want to help out the family. And if you’re able to give a financial boost – whether it’s a loan or a gift – to the younger generation, it can be enormously rewarding for you too. Even during the current coronavirus (COVID-19)…
Jen Paice
January 5, 2021
Pensions & Retirement

Happiness is Freedom

With Greater Freedom Comes Greater Responsibility ‘The secret to happiness is freedom’ wrote the ancient Greek historian Thucydides. And with the introduction of the pension freedom rules, those aged over 55 now have far greater freedom of choice over how they use their pension pot to fund their retirement years. When pension freedoms commenced during the tax year 2014/15, it…
Jen Paice
December 16, 2020
Protection

The Critical Factor

Life-Changing Cover, For Life-Changing Events The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused many households to reassess their financial defences with the purchase of protection insurance. The diagnosis of a serious illness can mean a very difficult time for your health and your wealth. If you were to become critically ill and could not earn a living, would your family cope financially,…
Jen Paice
December 11, 2020
Pensions & Retirement

Grow your Money

Invest in a Better Future Retirement planning is one of the most important investments you can make towards your retirement, to ensure you experience the quality of life you want in later years. But millions of retirement savers are unaware that they are sitting on a powerful weapon that could be used to fight climate change and other environmental problems…
Jen Paice
December 9, 2020
Pensions & Retirement

Future Financial Health

Take the time to take back control over your retirement savings. With all that has been going on in the world this year, for many people it’s been really difficult to feel as though they’re in control of much. However, some people have been in the fortunate position of being able to take the opportunity to invest in both their…
Jen Paice
December 4, 2020
Uncategorized

Podcast – Circular World of Fashion

Our newest podcast episode is now live, https://linktr.ee/fourwordpodcast This episode is called 'Circular World of Fashion' and the four words we are thinking of this week are, Design Consumption Responsibility Transparency In the wake of Black Friday and Christmas shopping, we’re offering something a little less finance-focused by looking into the world of eco-friendly fashion.  Our Christmas parties might look…
Jen Paice
December 4, 2020
FamilySavings & Investments

Festive Financial Gifts

Deciding on the right investments for the children in your life As the festive season approaches, have you thought about gifting your children or grandchildren something different this Christmas? Giving them a good start in life by making investments into their future can make all the difference in today’s complex world. Many parents and grandparents want to help younger members…
Jen Paice
December 2, 2020
Savings & InvestmentsUncategorized

Investing Principles

Focus on what you can control. The deep global economic shock and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made everyone rethink their finances and investments, making it clear that financial security is more important than ever to our overall well-being. While it’s almost impossible to plan for a global pandemic, you should still have an investment strategy that grows…
Jen Paice
November 27, 2020

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