• Why should I be in a pension scheme?

    Why should I be in a pension scheme?

    Good question.

    ‘Pension’ doesn’t make sense as a word, does it?

    If Apple were to reinvent pensions the way they reinvented computer software as apps they might go for naming them ‘tomorrow spender’ or something l…

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  • Why Should I Save?

    Saving makes you fitter and thinner and more popular.

    Okay maybe not completely, but it's sort of true.

    Saving money puts you in charge of some simple things. The secret that we have learned over time is that having that money saved really does make …

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  • Why Should I Set A Financial Goal?

    Parsonage Financial Planning

    Here’s the secret, Money is important.

    And the second? Saving is not that fun.
    We like to spend our money, we like to enjoy ourselves. We like to live in the moment, to be impulsive, to take that holiday, to say yes.

    We like to embrace life. It feels…

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  • Tax Changes Threaten Buy To Let Profits

    Profit Risk to Buy To Let 2017

    New tax rules will come into effect on 6 April 2017. They will make buy-to-let less profitable for many.

    What is Changing?
    Currently, landlords deduct mortgage interest from their rental income, along with other costs so they don't pay tax on the rent,…

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  • What is going on at Deutsche Bank?

    Deutsche Bank Financial Security

    We asked our tame analyst, Steve Williams, for his thoughts about Deutche Bank, liquidity and patterns on 3rd October:

    In the good old days, when large financial institutions were on the brink of collapse they were bailed out. Cast your mind back to 1…

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