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Finance > Tax

When tax Cuts cause a loss

Tax is hot on the lips everywhere, particularly with corporations and Brexit but what will the impact of rule changes mean to people saving towards a retirement income.

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13th Sep 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

Assured tenancy vs assured shorthold tenancy – what’s the difference?

Jamie Turnbull looks at issues facing people who want to downsize and rent on the open market. This month, he explains the difference between assured tenancy and assured shorthold tenancy.

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12th Sep 2019
Jamie Turnbull
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Finance > News & Views

Trump's Speedos economy

Peter McGahan examines how President Trump's Twitter spats come at economic cost for US consumers but also ripple far further afield.

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12th Sep 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Chasing the most consistent returns

If you are investing for retirement income, Peter McGahan says diversify your investment strategy to ensure consistent returns.

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5th Sep 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Pensions

Worst state pension in the world

Many people have been apathetic at studying how well their pension is performing, trusting to luck that their retirement income will be sufficient, but they could be in for a nasty shock writes Peter McGahan.

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28th Aug 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

The health benefits of retiring by the sea

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.

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21st Aug 2019
Jamie Turnbull
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Finance > News & Views

When easy money investments are too good to be true

Peter McGahan explains how investors are caught by headlines and marketing blurb, and none can be more so than that of Innovative Finance ISA’s (IFISA).

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19th Aug 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Succession planning for businesses

Identify what you would like to happen with your business assets in your own Will and protect staff and shares in the enterprise you have sacrificed so much time on.

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14th Aug 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Over 50s small business owners unprepared for loss of key staff

Small business owners over 50 are their risking financial future by failing to protect themselves against loss of key staff. Peter McGahan explains the risks.

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7th Aug 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance

Private medical insurance for the over 50s

When you’re not feeling your best, who doesn’t love over-heated microwave meals and soggy baked potatoes? No? It doesn’t always have to be that way.

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5th Aug 2019
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Finance > News & Views

49% saving on Life insurance costs

Whether you're a director or an employee, many people are missing out on the easiest of tax breaks by not setting up their life cover through a company group scheme, writes Peter McGahan.

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25th Jul 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

Release equity in your home to spend on family and retirement

Unlocking capital from your home can help you get on with living and enjoying your retirement, writes Gillian Girling.

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23rd Jul 2019
Gillian Girling
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Finance > News & Views

Selling high and buying low or vice versa

How to avoid the classic mistake investors make - buying at a high, when everyone is buying, and sell at a low when everyone else is selling.

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18th Jul 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Holiday currency rip off prices

When it comes to getting value on your holiday money. Don’t stick to what you know. Peter McGahan highlights how you can sidestep the fees, commissions and charges when you travel.

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12th Jul 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

Moving back to the UK after living abroad

Inflated property prices are a barrier to expats wanting to return the UK, but buying is not the best or only option explains Gillian Girling.

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17th Jun 2019
Gillian Girling
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Finance > News & Views

Double edged sword of Woodford criticism

The collapse of embattled stock picker Neil Woodord's fund empire, highlights the risk of putting all your eggs in one basket - no matter how attractive the returns. By Peter McGahan.

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14th Jun 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

BBC announces end of free TV licence for over 75s

Three million households face losing right to free TV license in 2020 in "important and difficult decision".

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10th Jun 2019
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Making money from volatility

Volatility can be planned for and managed to produce the returns needed to create financial stability and security for your family, writes Peter McGahan.

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7th Jun 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Pensions

Pension performance expectations

Do you really understand the health of your pension fund? Peter McGahan questions who is best placed to help you make the most of your future retirement income.

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31st May 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

Moving house – top tips for a stress free move

The stress of moving house is a path few a keen to tread too often. Here, Gillian Girling offers some useful tips to ensure your house move runs as smooth as clockwork.

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28th May 2019
Gillian Girling
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Finance > Tax

“Only little people pay taxes”

Tax efficiency is not tax avoidance. Why getting IFA advice on investments, bonds and tax liability will help your finances in later life.

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28th May 2019
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

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
50connect editorial
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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
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Finance

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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Finance

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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