The professional advice received from a financial adviser can make it easier to understand your financial situation and help you create strategies for better money management. They will be able to provide tailored advice that considers your individual circumstances, goals and needs.
How inflation could be impacting on your retirement plans
Inflation can affect your retirement savings depending on what you do with that money. Leaving your money in a bank account with low interest is a risk, as your money will not outgrow the rate of inflation.
It is essential that employers provide clear information regarding their commitment to a pensions scheme. Many employers do already work hard at improving an understanding of pensions among their workers, but research shows that people want to know the level of commitment even before they start their first day.
Would you be able to carry on paying the bills using statutory sick pay or your savings?
Consider how you would cover your usual monthly costs if you were ill or injured and couldn’t work for a while. Would you be able to carry on paying the bills using statutory sick pay or your savings? If not, it’s worth thinking about.
Discussing Wills and trusts with adult children or dependents
Wealth transfer has become an important issue for many families today. Individuals with assets of any size should prepare for their eventual transfer whilst making provision for any tax or legal consequences.
Women make up nearly half of the UK workforce, but many feel forced to reduce their hours at work, pass up promotions and even leave their jobs due to lack of menopause support. While symptoms vary between individuals, for many women the menopause can have a big impact on their everyday life.
Most of us have probably made at least one New Year’s resolution, but how many of us will actually go on to achieve it? We all have different financial goals and aspirations in life, yet these goals can often seem out of reach. In today’s complex financial environment, achieving your financial goals may not be that straightforward.
An important step to take on the path to financial stability
Wherever we find ourselves on life’s journey, we all have different reasons for the choices we make in life. And some of the most personal decisions we make will involve money. Early retirement. Buying a property. Saving for a child’s education.
Making short-term decisions could jeopardise your long-term financial security
The rising cost of living is one of the most pressing issues facing many families today. The price of food, energy, fuel and other necessities has risen significantly in recent months. This has made it difficult to make ends meet and has put a strain on many household budgets.
Have you taken advantage of any remaining reliefs, allowances and exemptions?
No one likes to pay tax on their hard-earned money but few actually understand the intricacies of the UK tax system. With the current tax year having begun on 6 April 2022, the clock is ticking and it is important to utilise all the tax reliefs and allowances available to you before 5 April 2023 in order to minimise any potential liabilities.
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