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Finance > Property

Downsizing? Five questions to ask yourself first

Whether you plan to downsize to a park home or any other kind of property, here are the five necessary steps to consider prior to your move.

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30th May 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Over 1000 times the cost of a mortgage

One in four of us went overdrawn last year and 2.1 million people were overdrawn all year. The cost of this credit is a huge waste of money. So what are the practical steps to take?

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30th May 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Don’t be caught out by this important inheritance tax change

Inheritance tax is an issue which affects many of us, yet the vast majority of people are unaware of the impact the tax will have on their estate and – ultimately – what their loved ones will inherit once they are no longer around.

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22nd May 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

A third of people expect to wait 4-6 months for inheritance

With only two people in five having a valid Will, our understanding of how long probate claims take to resolve is sadly lacking.

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17th May 2018
50connect editorial
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Equity release - what could you do with £150,000?

Growing numbers of people are considering equity release as a financial retirement solution. But what are the pros and cons of releasing capital from your home?

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17th May 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Hidden 7% cost for flights

Holiday season is on its way, so where are the cost savings? Peter McGahan takes a look at slippy hidden costs and points out where you can shave off charges and commission on Forex transactions.

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17th May 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Equity Release

Is Equity Release right for me?

If you see your property as the safety net for pension shortfall or long-term care costs, there are many things to consider first, writes Peter McGahan.

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26th Apr 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Savings & Banking

Parents among biggest lenders in UK

Shock horror! Who would have thought it? 60% of first time buyers find succour at the Bank of Mum and Dad.

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19th Apr 2018
Peter McGahan
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How to travel without a care in later life

Your later years are the prime time in life to find your inner wanderer. Here are a few reasons why you should let nothing hold you back.

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12th Apr 2018
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Finance > Property

Head to Malaga to breathe cleaner air in your second home

Overseas property expert Stewart Andersen looks at second home options offered on Taylor Wimpey Espana's new development at La Reserva de Alcuzcuz, Benahavis.

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10th Apr 2018
Stewart Andersen
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Finance > News & Views

Jumping market jitters

Peter McGahan says there are obvious points in your financial life to step into or exit financial markets - but this should never be done in response to temporary volatility.

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6th Apr 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

How to choose an architect?

Loft conversions, building extensions or renovating a buy-to-let? Tina Patel has tips on where to start when choosing an architect.

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5th Apr 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > Tax

End of year tax breaks

Peter McGahan presents some common sense strategies to make the most of your tax allowance as the end of the financial year approaches.

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23rd Mar 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

1 in 3 retirees underestimated how much money they needed to live comfortably during retirement

Property has become a popular choice for funding retirement, with 1 in 10 planning on downsizing, and 1 in 20 planning to use equity release. But that is only part of the solution.

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16th Mar 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > Pensions

Management charges on your pension and investments

Peter McGahan says the public perception of pension and investment funds being actively managed bears little resemblance to reality.

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15th Mar 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

5 key people you need when selling land or property

When it comes to dealing in property if your gut says someone is not the right person to represent you, then listen to that feeling says Alex Harrington-Griffin.

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6th Mar 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Debt domino effect on economy

Peter McGahan warns that cheap debt and complacent lending is a dangerous mix with so much uncertainty around the economy.

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2nd Mar 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

House price imperfect storm

Peter McGahan examines how buy-to-let landlords are being hit by new borrowing rules pushing the market down by 17% year on year.

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19th Feb 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Property

Why this is looking like an excellent time to consider buying a property in France

Stewart Andersen says market conditions and price stability make 2018 an attractive year to invest in property in France.

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15th Feb 2018
Stewart Andersen
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Finance > News & Views

Is it time for a financial health check?

Do you worry about money? Do you know where you stand, or is it a mystery that you’d rather park for another day?

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15th Feb 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Is your financial stress impacting your health?

New research suggests that alongside sleepless nights, financial stress could be affecting both your mental and physical health.

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8th Feb 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > Property

House prices? Should I stay or should I go?

At a time when you may be questioning whether or not to move on or invest in a second property, Peter McGahan outlines the arguments for and against.

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1st Feb 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Bitcoin bubble burst? Read between the lines

Can the bitcoin survive in the ever-changing market? Peter McGahan explains.

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25th Jan 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Five vital money questions you should ask your parents

Be sure to secure your ageing parents financial future with these five important questions.

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11th Jan 2018
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Your financial New Year

New Year promises shouldn’t just be about getting active, Peter McGahan outlines the financial resolutions you should consider for the year ahead.

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4th Jan 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Five financial planning tips for 2018

The end of the financial year is an opportune time to consider whether your plans are on track and highlight areas for action.

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28th Dec 2017
50connect editorial
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Ten money saving tips when buying travel insurance

The holiday is not the only thing you need to fork out on, travel insurance can be just as expensive. Make sure you get the best quote with these top tips.

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21st Dec 2017
50connect editorial
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Financial planning if you’re single

Top five tips to help you have a happy financial future if you rely on a single income.

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14th Dec 2017
50connect editorial
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Finance > Pensions

Top tips to boost your retirement savings

It's never too late to make a difference to the life you will lead in retirement. Learning to boost your saving now can ease the transition later.

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7th Dec 2017
50connect editorial
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Finance > Property

The hidden expense of buying new property

Average Britons spend £10,000 on upgrades in the first five years of living in a new property, writes Stewart Andersen.

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29th Nov 2017
Stewart Andersen


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