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Searching for financial mines with your foot

The UK is known for its historic higher yields but with the current Brexit stalemate, UK domestic stock’s share prices have been under severe pressure as have their earnings. Peter McGahan explains why a yield-based investment strategy has risks.

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13th May 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

Mortgages if you’re approaching retirement age

The property market is set for a period of change, writes Ruban Selvanayagam, and it looks set to present more choice to those in or approaching retirement.

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8th May 2019
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Finance > Property

Here's why you need to pay off your mortgage before retirement

Financial responsibility now is the way towards a happy retirement in the future. Follow these steps to pay off your mortgage sooner rather than later.

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25th Apr 2019
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Finance > News & Views

Rising care costs bleed life savings of older people

A government cap on the cost of care will not prevent older people losing their life savings and homes, warns Independent Age

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24th Apr 2019
50connect editorial
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Separations, divorce and discretionary trusts

Relationship breakdowns and squabbles over entitlement to a share of an estate are common and wholly avoidable. Nadine Wealands explains how by maintaining your Will to include a discretionary trust can protect your estate from future disaster.

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23rd Apr 2019
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Clever ways to balance your Brexit investments

Many people are unaware how actively (or not), their investments are being managed or how exposed they are given the exceptional circumstances we are in with Brexit.

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18th Apr 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

Pay off your mortgage?

Before paying off your mortgage, Peter McGahan says look at what other debts you might have such as credit cards and unsecured loans where the monthly cost is greater.

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15th Apr 2019
Peter McGahan
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As phishing gets smarter, what could businesses do for older clients?

Scammers are constantly devising new ways of persuading people to hand over sensitive personal data, so what can service providers do to protect you?

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12th Apr 2019
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Finance > Property

Lopsided boat of property investing

Normal conditions mean a normal return, but these are not normal times says Peter McGahan as he outlines the risk of pinning all your hope on property

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11th Apr 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Energy Bills Near £1,300^ - 5 Ways to Beat Constant Price Rises

Why not save your hard earned money for something better spent on you?

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3rd Apr 2019
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Finance > Property

Why more people want to downsize when they retire

How rental could be the alternative to spending retirement rattling around in a large home and having the worry and expense of its upkeep.

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1st Apr 2019
Gillian Girling
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Finance > News & Views

Time to look again at ISAs!

Money doesn't grow on trees but as Tony Page explains the Innovative Finance ISA could help you feel like it does.

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27th Mar 2019
Anthony Page
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Finding your IFISA sweet spot

Finding your IFISA sweet spot can help you get a balanced rate of return for moderate risk. Here's how an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) can help you bypass stodgy, under-performing ISAs and get the returns you expect for a risk you’re willing to take.

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22nd Mar 2019
James Hester
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Finance > News & Views

How will Brexit affect my retirement pension?

Brexit is imminent and many thousands of Britons still do not know how their pensions will fare when the UK exits the EU.

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20th Mar 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

How will Brexit affect my monthly bills

As the interminable Brexit wrangles continue we take a look at how leaving the Eu will affect your monthly bills.

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14th Mar 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

Why rent instead of buy?

Renting may not suit everyone, but it’s growing in popularity and more retired people could step off off the property ladder and join ‘Generation Rent’, writes Gillian Girling.

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7th Mar 2019
Gillian Girling
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Finance > News & Views

Brexit B-Day house price risks

Brexit: It’s like trying to use a kitchen roll for a boat sail in a multiple angle storm.

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4th Mar 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Tax free life insurance or 55% tax?

Peter McGahan has news for the 8.5million breadwinners in the UK who have no life insurance at all - leaving the UK under insured by £263 billion.

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22nd Feb 2019
Peter McGahan
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How would the over-50s fare in a no-deal Brexit?

One of the biggest worries for the over-50s is the economic uncertainty that comes with Brexit. Find out how to protect yourself in the event of no deal.

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19th Feb 2019
Cillian Wilson
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Life insurance, over 50s plan or funeral plan?

Guaranteed over 50s life insurance plans can provide peace of mind and safeguard your loved ones against the financial burden of a funeral after you are gone.

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19th Feb 2019
Theodore Hung
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Finance > News & Views

Understanding Environmental, Social and Governance

Reducing risk, extra returns, and being nice with it. That’s ESG.

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12th Feb 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

The surge of socially responsible investing

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is experiencing a boom as people seek to insure their money is invested ethically - but is performance positive or neutral?

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4th Feb 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Brexit twaddle and your money

Three years on from the referendum and the countdown to Brexit continues to throw uncertainty at our day to day finances, writes Peter McGahan.

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28th Jan 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

The price of filling up

In 1990 fuel was 40.2p per litre. In 2018 it was 122p, Peter McGahan examines whether this is just supply and demand or an example of markets being manipulated.

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16th Jan 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Wish your wallet a happy new year

The new year may have started but there’s still time to think about making those financial resolutions for 2019.

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9th Jan 2019
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Why are financial markets important

Financial markets can seem complex and confusing, but they are essential to the smooth running of global economies.

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7th Jan 2019
Laura Mills
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Finance > News & Views

Think It’s Too Late to Learn About Bitcoin? Think Again

Find out why you are never too old to learn about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

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4th Jan 2019
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Financial resolutions (part 2)

In the second part of our New Year’s resolutions (the first was on debt management), Peter McGahan cover some of the broader financial planning tips.

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3rd Jan 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

2019 New Year debt resolutions

Tips on how to reduce your personal debt and start 2019 on a sound financial footing.

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21st Dec 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

The price of being a loyal customer

Whether its energy, insurance or your mortgage - sticking with the same provider over time can have hidden expensive consequences.

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20th Dec 2018
50connect editorial


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