New Employee Pension Tax Trap

August 11, 2019

The start of the new tax year brought about an increase in the minimum contributions that need to be made to your workplace pension scheme. Whilst it’s good news that more money is going into

Dog Funds

July 9, 2019

No not a savings account for your dog! I’m talking about the worst performing investment funds. Online investment service Bestinvest recently published their annual ‘Spot the Dog’ guide listing underperforming investment funds. It’s scary to

The Hidden Price Rises On Everyday Goods

July 9, 2019

Do you remember when a packet of Walkers Crisps was 35g, it’s more like 28g today. The price staying the same but the product shrinking is one example of how the official inflation statistics do

How To Save

April 11, 2019

Here are 3 ideas that can get you saving even when you don’t have any money. #1 – Let your employer and the government save for you Your employer should already have set up a

Stock Market Declines Are Normal

February 11, 2019

During the latter part of 2017 stock markets declined quite rapidly for the first time in a while. Potentially overvalued tech stocks, US interest rates rising faster than expected and the US / China trade

A latte a day or a holiday a year

February 15, 2018

If you enjoy a nice hot latte brewed from a fancy coffee shop, the next time you think about grabbing one on the way to work, think again. I was chatting to a woman who

Are you weighed down by reward cards?

September 20, 2017

Dealing with reward cards It seems you can’t walk out of a shop without having the opportunity to sign up for a reward card. These cards can be great if you use them in the

Investing for children

September 17, 2017

The Junior ISA Most of us know that Individual Savings Accounts, or ISAs for short are a simple and easy way to save – and the best thing is you don’t pay tax on them.

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