Cancer deaths in women to rise significantly

Cancer deaths in women to rise significantly – what can you do to protect yourself and your family? With cancer the second highest cause of death in women claiming one in seven of us around the world, we are used to hearing scary statistics regarding this pernicious disease. Nevertheless, there…

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Life span and health span

Life span and health span – how to have both Life and Health – In the 21st century we are living longer than ever before. As a result of advances in medical technology and knowledge ninety is becoming the new eighty and a growing number of us will spend over…

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Is inflation about to steal your savings?

Savers in the UK have been getting a rough deal since the global financial crisis with interest rates held at 0.5% for a long eight years. In August 2016, when Brexit became reality, it was cut still further to a measly 0.25% and experts are predicting that the rate could…

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University Education

Six reasons why a university education is worth the cost The cost of a university education is going up and up. According to a recent article in The Economist student debt in the US has now reached $1.2tn, surpassing credit card debt and car loans. That’s not surprising when you…

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What gets measured gets managed

This saying, usually attributed to management consultant Peter Drucker, sums up perfectly to me the absolute foundation of financial planning. Many people think that they haven’t got enough disposable income to save and give up on a financial plan before they even start. In fact, we can all probably rein…

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Brexit-fuelled pensions shortfall?

Brexit-fuelled pensions shortfall? Do you need help? Pensions shortfall – It’s fair to say that the UK’s vote to leave the EU has caused havoc with the pensions of British workers. The interest cut has also caused huge problems for companies offering old salary-linked pensions who collectively were already responsible…

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Making life easier for the executor of your will

The executor of your will – Despite the promises made by David Cameron to raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1mn, it remains stuck at £325,000. The value of any estate over and above that is taxed heavily at 40%, although changes in the 2015 budget will be start to…

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