Sharon Bonfield examines the challenge of finding the right balance for your loved ones’ care needs.
As life expectancy continues to rise across the world, naturally, the age of retirement tends to follow.
How the convenience of shopping online undermines the local economy and starves the Exchequer of tax revenue.
In 2028, the minimum age for access to your pension will rise to 57 from 55. Peter McGahan explains why you should review your expectations.
Peter McGahan looks at how young people are being denied a place on the property ladder and explains why a ladder with its bottom rungs missing is not stable.
Peter McGahan considers why the UK is prone to house price bubbles and how post pandemic savings and attitudes to work could be about to deliver another.
Our last two columns have focused around your property and Inheritance Tax given the surge in house prices.
Peter McGahan explains how house prices rises have left many with the unwanted burden of Inheritance tax.
As markets move to meet the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDG’s), Peter McGahan argues that apathetic investors risk losses after being left with dirty stocks.
UK bank fraud hit a new record of over £479m exacerbated by lockdown and as Peter McGahan reveals the crooks have a finely tuned strategy to separate you from your money.
1 in 6 working families would receive little or no help if the main earner was unable to work due to sickness!!!
Here we take a look at the challenges of helping someone manage their financial affairs and retain their independence.
Peter McGahan explains why products marketed under the term ‘guaranteed structured investment’ are poorly understood and actually offer little in the way of certainty or guarantee.
The attraction to sustainable investing for higher returns is growing as we slowly grasp that non-tax paying organisations who pay poorly aren’t classed as a circular economy and contribute little to sustainable societies.
Is the old investment world gone? Peter McGahan explains why we can’t expect all previous models to continue to work.
There are important considerations to weigh before you commit to an equity release product. Peter McGahan explains why.
A new campaign encourages people to pledge that they will make a will this year and avoid the emotional toil of navigating intestacy law.
Equity release is not a one size fits all solution to deliver additional retirement income or help for your grandchildren. Peter McGahan explains why it should only be considered based upon a full understanding of risks and rewards.
Peter McGahan explains proposed changes to Capital Gains Tax and how a few careful decisions now could help you reduce your tax liability later.
The COVID lockdown has prompted many people to re-evaluate life insurance policies and how best to protect their family. Peter McGahan answers some common concerns.
We should all be conscious about the tax efficiency but as Peter McGahan cautions; choose your investment vehicle wisely.
What now for government plans on spending with an untested Chancellor? Peter McGahan explains what it could mean for taxpayers.
It’s better to be in control rather than reactionary, and simple financial resolutions can help buffer up your end of year balance, writes Peter McGahan.
As 2020 dawns, Peter McGahan looks at the false psychology of trying to keep up with the Joneses and how retail therapy can lead to stressful levels of debt.
Retirement communities can help beat social isolation among older people and also provide a renewed sense of belonging and self esteem for residents.
A new report suggests more than a third (35%) of over-55s say their expenditure exceeds their income
Investors using some managed funds are estimated to be losing out to the tune of billions of pounds. Peter McGahan explains how.
As countries move toward a cashless society, opportunities exist for smart investments. Peter McGahan explains.
Property funds have been under the spotlight for some time but with continued Brexit uncertainty do opportunities bring value for money? Peter McGahan tells all.
If you’re new to investing ‘best buy’ lists look at face value like a good start point but beware the opportunities that are promoted on price rather than performance.
Peter McGahan examines how President Trump’s Twitter spats come at economic cost for US consumers but also ripple far further afield.
Winter sun or fresh sea air? Both rank highly for Brits who are considering a move in their retirement. Here, Jamie Turnbull looks at the potential health benefits of retiring by the sea.