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Benefits for over 60s

Reading Time: 20 mins Turning 60 needn’t be a milestone to dread: there are plenty of things to look forward to, including a host of exciting perks and freebies, and a number of incredibly valuable benefits for over 60s. This article came about when we were asked a question: With this in mind, we have tracked down the best … read more

Financial health check: Top ten reasons you need one

Reading Time: 5 mins Guest article from unbiased.co.uk, the UK’s number one site for people seeking professional advisers writes about why you need a financial health check.   You should never ignore those little aches and pains – they can quickly turn into something more serious. And what’s true of your physical health is just as true for your … read more

Easy Ways to Make Your Children Rich (In the Future)

Reading Time: 7 mins You might be wondering how you can possibly invest for your children now. Don’t panic! Child Trust Funds weren’t the most money-effective way to save for your children. We’ve got some better options for you here. This is our guide to investing for your children to make sure that they have a glittering future ahead … read more

11 things to do before tax day on 5th April

Reading Time: 6 mins The end of the financial year – 5th April – is fast approaching, which also means the start of a new tax year and things you need to do before tax day. So, there are some simple things to do before 5th April to save yourself some serious money before the next tax year begins. … read more

Help! I’m 50 with no savings. What do I do?

Reading Time: 9 mins If you reach 50 with no savings, it’s natural to feel anxious about the future. But don’t worry, you still have time to make money, save, and invest well before retirement. It might be tempting to think you can’t do enough before you retire. You may feel like now the only option is to wait … read more

21 surprising facts about money!

Reading Time: 10 mins Money makes the world go round. We chase it, earn it, spend it and generally rely on it to survive. But all money is really; is a credit system, used to represent resources. When you examine the facts and history of the concept, you can learn some rather surprising things! For example; did you know … read more

11 Steps to become a Millionaire Before You’re 65

Reading Time: 6 mins So, you want to become a millionaire by the time you retire? Well, we’d all like to do that! It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either. Follow these steps and you could be richer than you think: Make a plan Start saving Enter a few competitions Get a free financial health check Develop an … read more

Should I invest in property now?

Reading Time: 5 mins Will I ever be able to afford a property in London? Should I invest in property or wait? These questions seem related but, in reality, come from two very different worlds. We see ‘average’ property prices in the news as they go up (or down). London is a different creature altogether! Property in the UK … read more

Beat inflation with index-linked bonds

Reading Time: 4 mins Savings that beat inflation? Unheard of! Well, certainly in these turbulent economic times. Index-linked bonds, however, may offer just that. So, what are index-linked bonds, how do they work, and are they a good investment? Keep reading to find out! What are index-linked bonds? Should you choose it over a standard savings bond? What else … read more

Get the best savings rates for your money

Reading Time: 6 mins Savings rates have been rubbish for a long time now. With the current uncertainty facing the UK due to political turmoil, it’s unlike the Bank of England is going to raise interest rates any time soon. That’s great news for borrowers – but not for savers! Anyone with some capital to stow away could end … read more

How you can beat savings accounts with index-tracking funds

Reading Time: 5 mins Even the highest-paying savings accounts struggle to keep up with inflation. Tucking your spare cash away into a cash savings account can actually DECREASE your buying power as interest rates continue to stay low against inflation. Index-tracking funds could be a way to beat inflation. Index-trackers are a form of investment. That means there is … read more

21 brilliant ways to be poor

Reading Time: 10 mins Find out how to be poor. Don’t build up wealth. Don’t have a rich retirement. Make sure you are poor and anxious for the rest of your life. Here are great ways to do that!

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