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Time to SIPP into financial freedom

It is time to SIPP into financial freedom. A Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) is more than just a pension. It’s a gateway to financial freedom that can offer you an unparalleled level of control. With a SIPP, you are at the helm of your investment decisions, determining how your money is invested and how your…

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Charting your financial future

Retirement is often seen as the golden phase of life, a period earmarked for relaxation and pursuing personal interests. However, a recent study has pointed towards an increasing trend of ‘retirement anxiety’, especially among individuals aged over 40. This anxiety stems from both financial and emotional concerns, with rising living costs adding to the financial…

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£32 billion hole in UK savings pots

The average cost of housing, food and energy bills has increased by nearly £500 per month as of September last year compared to August 2022, according to statistics regarding the cost of living in the country. This rise in living costs has forced many people to dip into their financial reserves. The survey showed that…

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Succession planning, a family affair

Transferring wealth within a family is a delicate process that requires clear communication and effective planning. Otherwise, it could lead to a potentially large tax bill and bad feelings in the family. This narrative was depicted in the hit American HBO series ‘Succession’, which centred on the Roy family, the owners of global media and…

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February 2024 financial guidance factsheets

All of our February financial guidance factsheets are available to download below. Each one focuses on a different financial aspect to help guide you when setting and reaching your financial goals. If there is anything you are unsure about, or would like further information, all of our independent financial advisers offer a free initial consultation.…

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Time to kickstart your retirement plans

Retirement signifies a well-deserved achievement, a significant turning point in life. It should be a period of anticipation and joy, an opportunity to indulge in activities that bring happiness and contentment. Currently, retirement is marked by increased flexibility in accessing your pension savings. While this offers many choices, it also gives rise to numerous queries.…

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Financial road map for 2024

Understanding your financial situation is crucial to achieving both short-term and long-term objectives. With a detailed insight into your finances, you can maximise your assets and devise a robust plan for wealth accumulation and protection. As we enter 2024, let’s explore what to consider for the new year. UNDERSTANDING YOUR FINANCIAL STATUS Knowing where you…

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TIPS Financial Magazine January/February 2024 Edition

Welcome to the first issue for 2024. The tax landscape has witnessed considerable changes, making the situation more challenging for taxpayers and investors alike. As we near the end of the 2023/24 tax year on 5 April, every taxpayer should understand the importance of this date and consider their tax position. Don’t leave it to…

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Weathering the inflation storm

The mantra ‘Cash is king’ has echoed through the investment world for years. Cash forms the backbone of our society – it pays for our purchases, settles our debts and serves as a liquid asset in tough times. As long as money spins the globe, many will uphold cash as the reigning monarch. However, this…

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December 2023 financial guidance factsheets

All of our December financial guidance factsheets are available to download below. Each one focuses on a different financial aspect to help guide you when setting and reaching your financial goals. If there is anything you are unsure about, or would like further information, all of our independent financial advisers offer a free initial consultation.…

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Navigating multiple pensions

You may have worked with several employers throughout your career, accumulating multiple pension plans. This can also apply if you’ve been self-employed or a contractor, resulting in personal pensions. While multiple pensions can be administratively challenging to manage, they could also be financially draining due to high fees or subpar investment performance. What is a…

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Immediate gains, long-term losses

In times of financial stress or uncertainty, it may be tempting to hit pause on your pension contributions. However, before you do so, it’s essential to understand the long-term implications this decision may have on your retirement savings plan. Decisions to increase short-term income can dramatically affect future wealth. It may seem like a viable…

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