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Uk Expats – Act Now To Make Up National Insurance Gaps And Secure The Full Uk State Pension

Many UK expatriates are unaware that they remain eligible for a full UK state pension, even after they move overseas. But for some of you time is running out to backpay certain gaps in your National Insurance contributions. You may need to take action now to lock in your eligibility. Trevor Keidan explains. The UK…

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Inflation Is Back: Future-Proofing Your Retirement

Since the global financial crisis of 2008 prices have remained relatively stable in most of the developed world. But now inflation is back and it’s not good news for many retired British expatriates. We take a look at the reasons why and discuss how to future-proof your retirement. Global inflation is rising Since the global…

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UK Pension Holders: Should You Apply For Lifetime Allowance Protections?

The lifetime allowance affects all pension holders in the UK with pensions worth over £1,073,100. If you fit into this category, you might be eligible for tax-saving protections. Carl Turner looks at the options below. What is the lifetime allowance? The lifetime allowance (LTA) is a limit on the amount of pension benefit that can…

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Five Top Tips To Reduce Financial Stress

1st to 5th November 2021 is International Stress Awareness Week. We take a look at the biggest causes of stress and steps you can take to eliminate them. Stress is the health epidemic of the 21st century. It can trigger a wide range of emotional and physical conditions from depression and insomnia to high blood…

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What is Wealth Management and What are Its Benefits?

Wealth management is the practice of handling the assets of individuals and businesses. Wealth managers assist you in achieving certain objectives, such as increasing investment returns and mitigating economic risks like price inflation or market swings through long-term investments in stable assets that provide capital gains over time; they also ensure that your money is…

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How Ageing Your Face Online Can Help You Save More For Retirement

Are you putting off saving for retirement. Seeing an image of your future self might just spur you to take action! Which you definitely should. Saving for retirement is essential Far too many people aren’t saving for retirement. The figures are astounding. According to one 2020 survey I read, 17% of over 55s have no…

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International Self-Care Day: Reduce Stress With Sound Financial Planning

24th July is International Self-Care Day which promotes self-care as a vital foundation of health. Financial planning may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of self-care but we know that financial problems can take a huge toll on our mental and physical health. Getting your finances in order significantly…

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Think You Won’t Qualify For A UK State Pension? You Might Be Missing A Trick

If you are a British expat living overseas, and you have already paid some UK National Insurance contributions, you may be able to secure yourself a UK state pension, even if you don’t ever intend to return to the UK. Here’s how. The full UK state pension is currently £179.60 a week (2021-2022) which works…

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Five Financial Planning Challenges Faced By The LGBTQ+ Community

Members of the LGBTQ+ community are no strangers to overcoming hurdles. Whether it’s fighting discrimination in the workplace or demanding equal rights for same-sex couples, there is still a long way to go in many parts of the world to gain true equality for those who identify as LGBTQ+. And there is no shortage of…