Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Zcash, Dash… Suddenly the investing world is full of the new ‘cryptocurrencies’. But what are they really, how do they work, and are they an investment – or just a gamble? IFA Steve Johnson takes up the challenge.
Do you have a GAR? Have you checked, just in case? Do you know what a GAR is? Well, what it could be is a way to double or even triple your retirement income – so if you have one, you need to hang on to it with both hands. Article by Nick Green.
If you want something done properly, should you do it yourself – or hire an expert instead? The truth is, it depends. IFA Steve Johnson is here with some tips on how to choose the right kind of investing for you.
Do you dream of being your own boss? And would it suit you? Would you miss your steady salary and paid holiday, or do you crave more flexible hours? We weigh up the pros and cons of going it alone.
Two pension experts offer their simple but high-value tips on maximising your state pension – whatever age you might be now. How much money might you risk missing out on? Article by Nick Green.
A good employee benefits package is no longer just for big companies. Now smaller businesses are getting in on the act with low-cost benefits that are among the most effective for recruitment and retention. Michael Englefield of Drewberry explains.
Your employer may offer you a benefit known as ‘death in service’, which would pay out to your loved ones if you were to die while employed there. But how does this differ from ordinary life insurance – and is it a substitute?
From finding a place to live to paying bills and finding the money to have fun, the art of student living may take some time to master. So prepare for Freshers’ Week with our quick guide to independent living for undergraduates. Article by Nick Green.
The game has changed for many buy-to-let landlords. The change to buy-to-let tax relief has been phased in, which could translate into a big loss of profits for many with rental properties. What can you do about it?
Until you buy your own home, a car will probably be your single biggest financial commitment. If you’re considering getting some wheels of your own, just how much could it cost you overall – and are there any better-value alternatives? Article by Nick Green.
You have a steady income, you haven’t much debt, you control your spending and you don’t gamble. But are you still taking a huge risk? Becky Sugden, chartered financial planner at Gresham Wealth Management, reveals the invisible threat to your long-term financial security.