Month: November 2018

Can encouraging children and parents to ‘talk money’ improve parents’ debt levels?

A pilot course that was set up in Wales to help parents teach their children about money also improved parents’ finances. The Money Advice Service piloted an interactive group session for parents in Wales in 2016 called Talk, Learn, Do (TLD). Researchers found that there was a 15 percentage point decrease in the number of …

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Do you underestimate your life insurance needs?

Many are putting their families at potential risk should the worst ever happen. This was among the findings from price comparison website MoneySuperMarket, which found people generally had underestimated their life insurance requirements by almost £140,000. Generally people were not aware of how much cover they needed when it came to life insurance. ‘Almost half …

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How can I use equity release to buy a holiday home abroad?

If you’re dreaming of a holiday home in the sun equity release is one option that could help you fund the purchase. ‘According to the Equity Release Council, older homeowners unlocked a record £971m from their homes in the second quarter of 2018. More people than ever are using their property wealth to fulfil their …

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What’s in the new budget that affects me as an individual?

Philip Hammond has delivered his third Budget as chancellor, here are some of the key takeaway points… The personal allowance threshold, the rate at which people start paying income tax at 20%, to rise from £11,850 to £12,500 in April – everyone who pays tax will now pay a little bit less The higher rate …

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