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Money Resolutions to make sure you have an Affluent New Year

Cynics will tell you that no new years resolution lasts after January 31st and that the correct way to start the new year is under a cloud of pessimism and apathy. Many people who have tried to make positive changes in their lives after a Christmas of eating, spending, and boozing often find their good [...]

By | January 9th, 2015|

Offset Mortgages

Buying a home is generally one of life’s most significant events, even for those who have been through the process before. This being so, getting the right mortgage can have a major impact on the family finance. What Kinds of Mortgage Are Available? With a repayment mortgage, the monthly payment covers both the capital sum [...]

By | December 19th, 2014|

Life Insurance

When thinking of the family finances and your personal wealth, savings and investing may be at the top of your agenda. For some people however, life insurance can be a crucial part of taking care of dependants and loved ones in the event of their (untimely) death. With this in mind, it can be helpful [...]

By | December 12th, 2014|

The Best Christmas Present for Your Children

Type “unwanted gift” into eBay and see how many results you get. In theory it may be the thought that counts, in practice these days it’s far from unusual for recipients to turn gifts they would prefer to forget into cash via sites like eBay. Some people might find themselves the unwitting donors of such [...]

By | December 5th, 2014|

What We’ve Learned About The Psychology Of Investing

There is a theory that there are two ugly emotions that dominate our internal workings when it comes to any kind of financial decision; greed and fear, although this is an oversimplification certain lessons can be taken from this theory. As naturally acquisitive creatures we are hard wired to want more resources for ourselves but [...]

By | November 28th, 2014|

Financial Conversations Every Couple Should Have

It can be hard to define the point when two people become a couple, planning to be together for the years to come. When it does happen however it can be an appropriate time to make sure that all practicalities are addressed. This means ensuring that you and your partner are aligned financially as well [...]

By | November 21st, 2014|

5 Estate Agent Tricks That Can Add Value To Your Home

A house can be a combination of a financial investment and a family home. It can be a store of personal wealth where adults organize the family finance and children get their first lessons in the importance of having savings. Buying and selling a home can have major financial implications as well as emotional ones, [...]

By | November 14th, 2014|

Spare Your Children From Inheritance Tax

The Inland Revenue has had some high-profile headlines of late.  There was the case of the eBay trader who has been sentenced to prison for tax evasion.  There are proposals to allow the Inland Revenue to reclaim unpaid taxes from ISAs.  Now the Inland Revenue appears to have Inheritance Tax planning in its sights.  The [...]

By | November 7th, 2014|

How To Build A Nest Egg For Your Child’s Future

Whatever your child wants to do when they're older, preparing a nest egg for them can be a great help when the time comes for them to spread their wings and fly the nest. As an added bonus, showing your child how to manage the family finances in order to create personal wealth can be [...]

By | October 31st, 2014|

Stay On Top Of Your Money In Just A Few Minutes Everyday

For people who lead busy lives, managing the family finances may be just one of many important jobs to do. Fortunately taking care of your personal wealth can take less time than you might think. Here's a quick guide to what you need to do and how often. Once a year – review your goals [...]

By | October 24th, 2014|