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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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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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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 > 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 > 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 > 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 > 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 > News & Views

One in four women hides money from partner

Nearly a quarter of British women are hiding sums of cash from their husband or partner, according to new research.

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24th Aug 2017
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Dow Jones - a chocolate watch

Don't believe everything you hear on the news, cautions Peter McGahan, amid Trump hoorahs for the Dow Jones rising above 20k

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22nd Aug 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Will the central banks crush your investments?

The monetary policies of central banks could impact on your investments. What are your options?

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27th Jul 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Mind the gap

UK workers are leaving loved ones and dependents open to extraordinary hardship on top of the pain and despair of loss by not having a will or life insurance, writes Peter McGahan.

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20th Jul 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Passive investors and bubbles

Peter McGahan has a cautionary tale for passive investors and the risk of bubbles to their portfolio.

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10th Jul 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

9 out of 10 Brits have unrealistic expectations of retirement costs

Nine out of 10 Brits have unrealistic expectations of how much money they will need in retirement, reveals a new poll.

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15th Jun 2017
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Antonym for strong and stable

Peter McGahan looks at how coalition government will affect business prospects and says #Brexit hasn’t yet happened but it’s very unattractive already.

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14th Jun 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

What impact will the election result have on my finances?

Peter McGahan examines the financial implications of #GE2017 result.

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8th Jun 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Our real spending power is falling

Peter McGahan examines the impact of inflation on our income and investments and warns worse is to come once Brexit bites.

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25th May 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Sell in May, buy again on St Leger’s day…

Peter McGahan explains the positives of buying and selling shares seasonally but cautions it is not a strategy for the risk averse.

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19th May 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Frexit gone, Italexit a real threat to your investments?

Emmanuel Macron's election victory calmed France, the eurozone and financial markets but few have taken note of the threat to markets of Italy abandoning the EU, writes Peter McGahan.

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18th May 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

How will article 50 impact your pensions and investments

Peter McGahan looks at the impact on pensions and investments of Theresa May's triggering of article 50.

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6th Apr 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Increase in calls to charity helpline for vulnerable older people

54,000 calls registered on helpline over the winter months show eight percent increase since 2015

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16th Mar 2017
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Are you taking more risk than a ‘Dam Italian Goat?

Peter McGahan questions why so many of us accept poor value offered by companies holding our pension funds.

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28th Feb 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Treasury rule change on pensions jeopardises retirement saving plans for millions

Tom McPhail argues why government plans to reduce pension freedoms is a step backwards for effective retirement planning.

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15th Feb 2017
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Emperor Trump has no clothes on… and he has a fiddle

Peter McGahan takes a look at the impact of Donald Trump's 'America First' economic policy and who stands to gain most.

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13th Feb 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Take back control on Blue Monday

Blue Monday should not about dwelling on debt - take control and tackle your finances head on.

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13th Jan 2017
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

UK’s best cities to retire revealed

Do you dream of relocating when you retire? Find out where the UK's most popular retirement locations.

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16th Dec 2016
50connect editorial
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Finance > News & Views

Ageing population - the facts

Life isn’t simple, you never know what is going to be around the corner, and there are a number of factors that can impact on the future for you and your family.

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4th Oct 2016
Steve Wanless
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Finance > News & Views

It's a wrap

Steve Wanless of WWFP looks at how wrap services have opened the door to more transparent management of your financial portfolio

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13th Sep 2016
Steve Wanless


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