A BETTER UNDERSTANDING
Savings & Investments

Why Cash May Not Be King

One paradox of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is that even as businesses have shut down and jobs have disappeared, some British households have on average been saving more money than they usually do, due to lower spending, according to new research . But the choice between holding large amounts of cash long term in a savings account versus investing could…
Jen Paice
February 25, 2021
Budgeting & Financial habits

Taking Control of Money Matters

Those with healthy financial wellbeing can meet their long-term financial goals and make informed choices that allow them to enjoy a meaningful life – both now and in retirement. Feeling confident and empowered It’s important to feel confident and empowered when managing your money, and to know that it’s possible to improve your situation in some way. Most of us…
Jen Paice
February 23, 2021
Budgeting & Financial habits

Are You Under Prepared for a Financial Emergency?

The general financial uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in over a third (37%) of UK savers acknowledging they’re under-prepared for a financial emergency and have started to build a rainy day fund. Bigger financial cushion However, while many admitted their need to build a bigger financial cushion, the findings highlighted wide geographical differences across the UK. In…
Jen Paice
February 18, 2021
Savings & Investments

Wealth Needs Managing – Now More Than Ever

Setting specific investment goals is key Understandably investment volatility can make it easy to focus on the short term and those temporary peaks and troughs. Setting your specific investment goals is important to keep you focused when you need it and will enable you to build a portfolio to get you where you want to be. Investment strategies should include…
Jen Paice
February 16, 2021
Pensions & Retirement

Gender Pension Gap

What you can do to reduce a future financial shortfall. A lot has been made of the gender pay gap, but what’s not so well known is how this can affect women in retirement. Unsurprisingly, women don’t fare as well as men when it comes to the savings they’ve built up for a healthy and economically stable retirement. The gender…
Jen Paice
February 8, 2021
FamilyProtection

Is the Future of Your Loved Ones in Good Hands?

Coronavirus spurs one in six to take action on their Will. Have you decided what will happen to your property and belongings after your death? It is never too early to be thinking of making a Will and to ensure that your assets and estate go to the people you want them to. If you don’t, that may not happen.…
Jen Paice
February 5, 2021
Pensions & Retirement

Planning for a More Relaxing Retirement

Time to get back to dreaming about stopping work. Not dreading it. Life changes when you retire – and so does how you spend your money. Whatever your plans, it’s important to keep on top of things and think about the lifestyle you want. It’s also worth noting the average life expectancy at age 65 years is 18.6 years for…
Jen Paice
February 3, 2021

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