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3 important ways that working with a financial planner can help when caring for a loved one

When a loved one is no longer able to manage their own affairs, it can often put you in a very difficult situation. Not only is this a deeply emotionally distressing time, but you may also have to take on…

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Everything you need to know about the 2021 Autumn Budget

“Employment is up, investment is growing, public services are improving, the public finances are stabilising, and wages are rising.” This is the backdrop against which Rishi Sunak presented the 2021 Autumn Budget. Promising “a stronger economy for the British people”,…

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How seeking financial advice can help you if you’re leaving the armed forces

After years of service, the prospect of settling down into civilian life can be appealing for many veterans. This is an opportunity to buy a home, spend more time with your loved ones, and enjoy a significantly less stressful lifestyle.

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3 key signs of financial abuse to look out for and how a financial planner can help

When people talk about domestic abuse, they tend to focus on the physical and emotional aspects of it. Due to this, financial abuse is often overlooked. This insidious form of manipulation is also much more common than you might expect.

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Cutting through the jargon: What is stagflation?

As you probably know, the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the UK economy throughout 2020 and 2021. According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), published in the Guardian, the UK economy…

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3 useful ways your parents can help you get onto the property ladder

Buying your first home is a major life milestone but, in recent years, it has been increasingly difficult for young people to take this important first step onto the property ladder. According to figures from the Office…

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National Insurance and Dividend Tax rise as government suspends State Pension triple lock

This week, the government has made two major policy announcements that are likely to directly affect your finances. A much-anticipated National Insurance rise will result in an increased burden on workers including, for the first time, those above State Pension…

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We’re excited to announce our official opening party!

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our office opening party on Saturday 11 September! Everyone is more than welcome to come down and visit, we hope to see you there. Please feel free to bring the whole family,…

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4 key reasons why you should speak to a financial planner if you’re getting divorced

Making the decision to end a marriage can be a life-changing one and can affect your wellbeing in a number of ways. However, one potential pitfall is that it can be easy to overlook the financial implications of divorce while…

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What the UK housing market could look like post-pandemic

The UK housing market has seen strong growth during the pandemic, despite the double whammy effect of Brexit and the national lockdowns. According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK average house…

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Busting the 3 biggest myths of financial protection

Protection can be an essential part of anyone’s financial plan, as it can act as a useful safety net in case the worst were to happen. However, despite the benefits that it can offer, many people are hesitant to take…

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Michelle Boakes is a Woman of the Year finalist!

I’m honoured to announce that I’ve recently been named as a finalist for the Woman of the Year – Vulnerable Client Care award. The Women In Financial Advice Awards were created to help celebrate the achievements of women working within…

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