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What is important to you?

Reaching those milestones starts with setting clear financial goals We all have dreams for the future, and many of those dreams require money and planning to make them become a reality. Reaching those milestones starts with setting clear financial goals. Making decisions with a clear endpoint in mind can make it easier to achieve financial security and allow you to enjoy…

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Protecting what matters

Those dearest to us, and those financially dependent upon us If something should happen to you, the last thing you want is for you or your family to be worrying about money. One of the most important aspects of your financial planning should be to ensure that you’ve made provision for your family and any dependants in the event of a…

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Macmillan Coffee morning at Hadleigh office

Once again Matthew Douglas hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Hadleigh Office.  It was a great success raising an outstanding £178.55 cash and £35.00 by text. We had a fun morning chatting and enjoying some of the fund raising actives put together by the Macmillan Team.  We also had a cake competition which was won by Miss Sara Pell who made…

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Thousands of retirees in drawdown lack of planning

Have you worked out how much you can afford to take from your pension pot? Thousands of retirees shifting their pensions into drawdown are not taking basic steps to work out how much they can afford to take from their pot, putting them at risk of draining their savings too soon, according to new research[1]. Four years on from the introduction…

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Planning for every eventuality

Responding to situations rather than reacting to them As the saying goes, ‘People don’t plan to fail, but they do fail to plan.’ To enable you to achieve want you want to, whether that’s trying to lose weight, getting fitter or securing that promotion, having a plan and being prepared for every eventuality is a great way to help move you…

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Making investment decisions into old age

Seven in ten retirees have not set up a Lasting Power of Attorney More than 615,000 pensioners are on course to make investment decisions into old age but new research[1] suggests tens of thousands have not set up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), with seven in ten (70%) people in retirement not having set up an LPA. The findings, which…

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Stocks & Shares ISA

Helping you realise your long-term financial goals So you’re looking to accumulate a sum of money by investing. You may have a specific amount in mind. This could be to go towards helping to fund your child’s university fees or to pay for a trip of a lifetime. When you invest in stocks and shares through an Individual Savings Account (ISA),…

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Wealth briefing

Making good choices with your life investments One of the golden rules of investing is to spread your money across a range of different asset classes. We’ve all heard the expression, ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’. This approach means that if one or more of your investments rise you will benefit but, if they fall, there should be…

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Bolstering day-to-day retirement living

Releasing money from your home without having to move Equity release is a way of releasing money from your home without having to move, either by taking out a type of loan secured against your home or by selling all or part of your home to a home reversion company. Currently 1 in 51 people take out equity release loans to…

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Looking at the bigger picture

Creating plans of action to ensure you reach your financial goals To be prepared for the road ahead, it’s critical to think about having a plan. For many people it’s not clear where their money will come from when they no longer receive a salary. And that can be stressful. When you add in the pressures of today’s bills and basic…

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