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Archive: Oct 2018

How much should you be saving for your retirement?

In most cases, the answer to this question is more than you’re putting in now! The minimum that you should be putting aside for your retirement plans, if you’re free of unsecured debts like credit cards and loans, is 12.5% of your income.

 

I’ll Help you to Save Scheme

The government has launched a new savings scheme called Help to Save.  The new scheme was initially trialled in January 2018, then rolled out in stages and is now available to all those who are eligible. The savings scheme offers a free bonus on your savings, so it makes it even more attractive than a […]

 

Get Smart About Credit (DEBT) Day

In the US, the third Thursday every October is Get Smart About Credit Day, and we should piggyback on that here. It could be called Get Smart About Debt Day, because that’s exactly what credit is, it’s not our credit, it’s our DEBT!

Whatever you want to call it, use the day to begin the process of climbing out of debt with my simple tips.

 

Capital gains tax on second homes; liability & planning

More people are selling second properties. This could give rise to substantial CGT liabilities. How are those CGT liabilities calculated? Advance planning can reduce those CGT liabilities. It would seem that some of the tax measures announced by George Osborne in his Budget in 2015 are beginning to take effect.  More and more people are […]

 

The markets so far in 2018

The third quarter of 2018 is over. Returns have been mixed, with the USA the standout performer. Find out more about how all of the markets have performed in the last 9 months.

 

 
 

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