(…and one that didn’t). If you ever come across a get-rich-quick scheme, be very suspicious – but once in a blue moon, someone devises a cunning plan that really does pay off. Here we salute those brave, ingenious and sometimes just lucky jackpot-hitters.
For most people lucky enough to own one, their biggest financial asset is their house. And it may have been your long-term plan to sell up in retirement and live off the proceeds. But when it comes to the crunch, could you do it? Article by Nick Green.
Sometimes a bad back is just a bad back. But you might want to get it checked out, just in case. The same is true when it comes to money. Here are the telltale aches and pains that might point to underlying problems with your finances. Article by Nick Green.
Pension annuity rates have been falling for some time. Can an annuity still provide could value for you in retirement, or should you explore other options? We take you through some ‘what if?’ scenarios to help you weigh up the alternatives to the traditional annuity. Article by Nick Green.
Next year is expected to see the introduction of the new pension dashboard – a place to manage all of your pensions in one place. But doubts are already being raised over its security and effectiveness in such a complex market.
Dividends can be the secret weapon in the investor’s armoury. What are they, what are the benefits and drawbacks, and – most importantly – what role can they play in your portfolio overall? Here’s a quick introduction to these tantalising payments. Article by Nick Green.
Many small businesses still don’t have key person insurance in place – and are putting their future in jeopardy as a result. Neil Adams of Drewberry Wealth Management explains why it’s increasingly a must-have.
Record numbers of people are transferring out of their defined benefit pension schemes in exchange for a fixed pot of money. But is this new ‘gold rush’ finally running out of steam? Article by Nick Green.
Are you spending your pension too fast? The latest survey by free guidance provider Pension Wise suggests that today’s pensioners risk running out of money if they don’t receive guidance when accessing their pots. Article by Nick Green.
Research has found some pension providers may charge you up to 10 per cent of your pension pot just to access the money. This in turn could severely restrict your retirement options. How can a financial adviser help you avoid this trap? Article by Nick Green.
Is Sherlock Holmes’s hat tax-deductible? Does Mary Poppins claim for professional indemnity insurance? The tax returns of fiction’s greatest heroes and villains have been a closed book – until now! We bring you the most page-turning guide to self-employed expenses you’ll ever read. Article by Nick Green.
What is it about pensioners and parachutes? We turn 55 and feel suddenly compelled to fling ourselves from high places strapped to an outsized duvet cover. But by a neat coincidence, skydiving can teach us a crucial lesson about retirement. Article by Nick Green.