Many people take out income protection or critical illness cover to safeguard their finances if they have to stop work due to illness. But a child’s serious illness can have an equally severe impact on your ability to work full-time. Would your insurance cover this too?
‘Mayday! Mayday!’ If your rent bill makes you want to call for help, you’re not alone. The average UK renter takes until the start of May to earn a year’s worth of rent. With ‘Rent Freedom Day’ falling further behind ‘Mortgage Freedom Day’ every year, how can you escape from the rut?
There’s no longer such a thing as ‘retirement age’ – you’re simply free to access most pensions from the age of 55. But what if you actually did want to retire at 55? We take a look at what you’d need to make that dream a reality.
Today (16 April 2018) is Mortgage Freedom Day – the day on which the average UK homeowner will have earned enough to cover their mortgage payments for the whole year. But some homeowners are freer than others – are you among them?
A Parliamentary committee has proposed a ‘default investment pathway’ for people who don’t make active pension choices at retirement. But should the government being making it easier for people to ignore their most important retirement decisions?
A teenager wins a fortune with her first ever lottery scratch card, and must make a life-changing choice. But anyone saving up a pension pot may face a similarly big decision. What would YOU do?
Working as a contractor through your own limited company can be very rewarding, and not just financially. That said, it can sometimes be a bumpy ride. Carl Roberts, Chartered Financial Planner at RTS Financial Planning, looks at the main hazards and how to conquer them.
You’ll learn much more at university than your chosen subject – it’s also the place where many of us learn to be financially independent. From cashback to mystery shopping, here are our favourite tips from the university of life…
A potential scandal is brewing in the world of defined benefit pensions, which could see tens of thousands of pensioners asked to repay money received in error. There are suggestions that some individuals may be held liable for up to £50,000. Could this really happen, might you be affected – and what could you do about it?
To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we get up close and personal with Karen Barrett, CEO of Unbiased. A mother of three, Karen founded Unbiased in 2010 and has since developed it into the UK’s leading website for finding advice on life’s biggest decisions.
Many people approaching retirement may be unwittingly naming an ex-spouse or ex-partner as their pension beneficiary upon their death. According to a Royal London study, out-of-date paperwork may put current partners at risk of missing out.
As if saving for a first home wasn’t hard enough, today’s young adults have had to face a chorus of disapproval from baby boomers who think they’re lazy spendthrifts. But the Millennial Money Survey reveals the real reason why saving today is so hard.
People who divorce may face an ongoing financial hit from it throughout their retirement, according to new research by Prudential. Younger divorcees and women especially are making potentially very costly mistakes by under-valuing their pensions.