Hey Big Spender!

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Whilst on holiday I’ve been reading The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach. What I really liked about it is how well he talks about the importance of not wasting money. Of course spend it on things that make you happy (a holiday to Thailand?) but what about all the odds and sods that drain money
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Getting Real About Retirement & Procrastination

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AVIVA released a lot of research this month into the retirement planning habits of the UK. In case you immediately want to stop reading because you are translating this to mean pensions; the answer is – not necessarily! When it comes to retirement you just need to have enough assets to live off for the
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New Years Resolutions

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So it’s that time of year again and I am afraid I get really carried away and excited over resolutions – especially financial ones. This year I have decided on a scary thing!! I am going to cut back my splurge budget and commit more to medium and long term investments. Perhaps I am having
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Where Should You Keep Your Secret Stash

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1 in 4 women are hiding a considerable sum of cash from their partner- according to research done by Auto Europe. Typically women are stashing away £2,768 that they are purposefully keeping from their partner. The research went on to reveal the reasons for the secret stash – 31% were savings for an exotic holiday
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Keeping it in the Family

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Did you know that the government is expected to have taken nearly £5 billion in inheritance tax in the last tax year? This is up from just over £2 billion in 2000/2001 (Office of National Statistics). So it is understandable that with inheritance tax at 40% that I spend a lot of my time making
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Are You One of the UK’s Highest Earners? What To Do About Your Tax If You Are.

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed the list of the highest paid in 2016. Some of them are surprising!! Job Average Salary Brokers £133,868 Chief Executives £123,577 Marketing Directors (inc Sales Directors) £87,890 Pilots £86,915 Financial Managers £84,675 In-House Lawyers £80,210 Air Traffic Controllers £81,132 Doctors £78,386 IT/Telecommunications Directors £78,071 Financial Institution Managers/Directors
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Will You Become The Bank Of Mum And Dad?

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My day job definitely immerses me in the world of the wealthiest individuals in society and I am conscious of this when I start to think about my finances. It would be very easy to get stressed about my lack of millions in the bank. A lot of my clients fund large house deposits for
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Death Of The Cash ISA

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“What happens when I have filled my cash ISA?” This is a question I get asked A LOT. Someone got in touch via Instagram this week asking for a solution. Their ISA was full and not returning very much in interest. What is an ISA? So first thing’s first! What is an ISA? You can
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Splurge!

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I have had an addiction to fashion for as long as I have had a National Insurance number. I love buying clothes and my collection of shoes and handbags are rapidly out growing my wardrobe! However, I think it is important that my regular fashion hits are guilt free. So here are my tips on
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