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5 breathtaking coastal walks you can take this summer in the UK

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The UK boasts some of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. Trails across the country can take you through sleepy fishing villages, tumbling clifftops, and unique natural formations that are the stuff of legends. Though your adventure may depend upon the whim of the infamously temperamental British climate, there are stretches of the coast […]

Making your present part of your financial plan could enhance your life

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As financial planners, we often talk about the importance of working towards long-term goals and security. As part of your financial plan, you might be putting money into a pension for retirement or building an emergency fund to safeguard your finances if you experience a shock. Considering your long-term ambitions is often important for turning […]

Could downsizing help fund your retirement?

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Research suggests that retirees could boost their income by downsizing. While selling your home and moving to a smaller property could be a valuable way to fund your later years, there are some important considerations you might want to weigh up first. Read on to find out more. Over the last few decades, the value […]

3 fantastic benefits of leaving a charitable legacy in your will

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According to a report from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), in 2023, three-quarters of people in the UK supported a charity in some way. Whether you donate money, fundraise, or volunteer your time, you might want to consider how to extend your actions to create a charitable legacy in your will – and there could […]

3 valuable pension lessons workers can learn from retirees’ regrets

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2 in 5 UK retirees have retirement regrets, according to a Canada Life survey. If you’re saving towards your future, you could learn some valuable pension lessons and avoid repeating the same mistakes. Securing the retirement you want often means thinking about this milestone many years before you celebrate it. One of the key challenges […]

8 fantastic reasons to support local causes for Small Charity Week

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Every year, the UK celebrates Small Charity Week. The event’s goal is to raise awareness for the thousands of local causes which make a huge difference to vulnerable communities across the UK and the rest of the world. This year’s theme is “Resilient Charities for Stronger Communities”, and the movement is encouraging everyone to get […]

5 powerful tips that could help women close the investment gap

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Women are less likely to invest than men – in fact, more than a third (37%) of women don’t invest at all. There are many reasons for the gender investment gap, and it could widen the wealth gap. According to an Aviva survey, men are almost twice as likely to invest in a Stocks and […]

3 practical reasons to check your State Pension forecast before you retire

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The State Pension is often a useful foundation when you’re creating an income in retirement. Yet, a survey from Just Group found that a third of people didn’t check their State Pension forecast before stopping work. While the State Pension might not be your primary income in retirement, it’s often valuable because it’s reliable – […]