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Wealth management

Aug 29 2019
‘Top 5’ list of planning areas Making sure you use up any allowances you are entitled to is the first step to reducing the amount of tax you may be liable to pay. We’ve provided our top five list of...
 
Jun 12 2019
Over six million adults refuse to discuss their will with loved ones Making a Will is very important if you care what happens to your money and your belongings after you die, and most of us do. But...
 

Investments

Aug 21 2019
Wait for the bad weather to pass and stay the course Volatility fluctuates based on where we are in the economic cycle, but it is a normal feature of markets that investors should expect. When stock...
 
Aug 14 2019
How to prepare your portfolio for inflation Very low or very high inflation is damaging to the economy. The aim is usually to try and keep the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) at 2% in order to maintain...
 

Home & Mortgages

Sep 07 2016
A quarter of us could only afford to pay household bills for a maximum of three months. COPING WITH MORTGAGE PAYMENTS The latest protection research from Scottish Widows reveals a quarter (25%) of...
 
Aug 22 2016
Fairstone adviser Angela Murfitt answers your questions Q. I am self-employed and own my home. I still have a mortgage but have enough money saved to pay it off. My question is should I clear it?...
 

Pensions & Retirement

Sep 18 2019
Almost half of UK employees expect to work beyond the age of 65 When you picture yourself in your golden years, are you sitting on a beach, hitting the golf course or working behind a desk? Not...
 
Sep 11 2019
Taking the reins and having more control over your pension pot Saving for retirement is one of our greatest financial priorities, especially as life expectancy is growing and retirements are likely...
 

Insurance

Aug 30 2019
Those dearest to us, and those financially dependent upon us If something should happen to you, the last thing you want is for you or your family to be worrying about money. One of the most...
 
Dec 21 2018
Financially squeezed between elderly parents and children Faced with the task of caring for elderly parents alongside your children, being in the Sandwich Generation can be a testing time. Finding...
 

Financial Insights

Oct 16 2019
Article by Peter Savage Nearly two thirds of uk savers have more than one pension and changing work patterns mean that the number of people with multiple pensions will increase. People typically...
 
May 08 2018
With auto-enrolment contributions set to rise again, South Tyneside-based Fairstone, one of the UK’s largest Chartered financial planning firms, reflects on the need for everyone to have a practical...