Our lives changed in ways we could not have imagined in 2020 with restrictions on movement that forced many of us to press pause on so much that we took for granted.
“The vast majority of us are going to have to take some responsibility for our care needs,” says Tony Müdd, a Divisional Director at St. James's Place Wealth Management.
If you’ve ever left it as late as possible to meet a deadline, you’ll know what it feels like. You likely felt anxious and stressed, before experiencing the relief of (hopefully) getting your job done in time.
On the face of it, saving and investing for retirement is a pretty simple affair. After all, the main aim is to put as much of your earnings aside as you can afford.
Golf has undoubtedly experienced an incredible upswing in popularity, despite – or perhaps because of – the enforced coronavirus restrictions. But what can golf teach us about tax planning?
Everyone knows they need to insure their car, their home and anything precious, from pets to bicycles. But the pandemic has sparked increased interest among women in another kind of insurance – policies that ensure individuals and their families can meet their financial commitments if the worst happens, called income protection.
ESG has become a popular shorthand for all the non-financial issues that affect business and investor success. It stands for ‘environmental, social and governance’ and represents a range of criteria companies use to help run themselves responsibly.
The scheme involves the government offering a guarantee to banks to encourage them to offer 95% mortgages. It runs from April 2021 to December 2022, for properties old and new up to £600,000.
Being a new mum is exhausting. Of course, you were prepared for sleepless nights, colic and 3am nappy changes, but you probably didn’t expect you would need a degree in civil engineering to collapse your buggy, squeeze it into the car, then get it back up again.
Stocks & Shares ISAs are a great way of helping your money to grow, as all the profits they earn are tax free. What’s more, because investing is a long-term game, the earlier in the tax year, the better.