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Budgeting & Financial habits

Improving your financial health

Staying on track to achieving specific financial goals All of your financial decisions and activities have an effect on your financial health. To help improve your financial health during this period of rising inflation and interest rates, we look at three areas that could help keep you on track to achieving your specific financial goals. Beat the National Insurance rise…
Jen Paice
April 18, 2022
Budgeting & Financial habits

Cost-of-living crunch

Savers still recognise the importance of long-term planning Britain’s cost-of-living crunch has hit the country hard, with inflation at its highest level in three decades, petrol prices spiralling, retail price increases rising to their highest levels in ten years and, most recently, Ofgem announcing a 54% price hike in energy bills affecting 22 million households. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been…
Jen Paice
April 13, 2022
Budgeting & Financial habits

Saving for a rainy day

What’s the right emergency fund amount for you? An emergency fund is money you put aside to cover a financial shock. This could be losing your job, or a large, unexpected expense. Building an emergency fund can help prevent you needing to borrow money or make difficult financial decisions in those moments, by giving you savings to fall back on.…
Jen Paice
March 16, 2022
Budgeting & Financial habits

Across the generations

Pandemic forces people to reassess their finances The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every part of our lives and continues to have a widespread impact across all aspects of financial life. This includes retirement plans. Life in lockdown prompted many people to adjust their priorities, for example, move nearer to family, take staggered retirement or retire earlier. Over the past twenty…
Jen Paice
March 2, 2022
Budgeting & Financial habitsLater Life

Planning for the road ahead

Gen Z’s caring nature supporting both themselves and loved ones Younger generations deserve much more credit for planning ahead and beginning to think about retirement when it will still feel so far away for them, according to new research. The pandemic will likely have impacted their mindset, with issues such as longevity and later life care now at the forefront…
Jen Paice
January 10, 2022
Budgeting & Financial habits

Post-lockdown boost to financial wellbeing fades

Continuing impact on people’s physical health and financial wellbeing The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had, and will continue to have, a major impact on our lives. It is not just impacting on people’s physical health but also their financial wellbeing. The economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak for some people will make it harder for them to achieve their financial…
Jen Paice
January 3, 2022
Budgeting & Financial habits

Inflation matters

Guarding against rising inflation eating away at your investments Understanding inflation is an important factor when it comes to investing and your financial success. If you don’t factor inflation in when deciding where to put your money – whether that’s savings accounts or investing – you could find your wealth shrinks over the years. As the post-pandemic recovery takes hold,…
bart
September 7, 2021
Budgeting & Financial habitsFamily

COVID-19 Fallout

24% of the UK population feel financially worse off than before the pandemic. During the past year and a half we’ve experienced a stock market collapse, soaring unemployment, millions deferring their mortgage payments – and paradoxically, a booming housing market, plus bulging savings accounts.   Analysis by the Bank of England has identified 28% of households have seen incomes fall…
bart
July 19, 2021
Budgeting & Financial habits

Advice Matters

Intergenerational planning and wealth transfer between advised families. Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, UK adults admit they need financial advice for their current situation. A report, which looked at intergenerational planning and wealth transfer between advised families amid the financial volatility and insecurity of the pandemic, found that more than half (53%) of UK adults surveyed say they have…
bart
July 5, 2021

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