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How will Brexit affect my investments and finance

A second referendum with a result to remain would undoubtedly have the most immediate positive impact on the market, particularly as investors looking for bargains would return to that cloudy investment market that is the UK.

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3rd Dec 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Brexit and my mortgage

With so much uncertainty around Brexit, Peter McGahan looks at what affects house prices and mortgage rates and whether now is the time to buy or the time to sit tight.

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29th Nov 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Women falling way behind in personal pension planning

Pension Review Service survey finds women lag male counterparts by a staggering 75 per cent

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

Budget or Bodgit

Peter McGahan cast an eye over the Chancellor's budget statement which brough a freeze on fuel, booze and tobacco and the prospect of a no interest loan scheme for the financially stretched.

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15th Nov 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

“No-one told me the tide comes in”

Peter McGahan takes another look at the shifting sands beneath tech stocks (FAANGs) and how you can protect yourself against market uncertainty.

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8th Nov 2018
Peter McGahan
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Probate fees to soar from April 2019

Dan Atkinson of EQ Investors considers yesterday’s announcement that the cost of securing legal control over a deceased's estate will soar next April and provides a few options on what people can do.

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7th Nov 2018
50connect editorial
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FAANGS for the bites Facebook

No Halloween pun intended. Tech stocks are a very attractive option but if you think they are a safe option - think again.

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30th Oct 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

When a family member with dementia goes into care

It can be a daunting and emotional time for families coming to the decision to move a relative with dementia into care. Rebecca Harbron Gray answers some frequently asked questions.

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19th Oct 2018
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > News & Views

Past performance a guide to the future?

Analysing the consistency of investments and opportunities is key to understanding where risk lies, writes Peter McGahan.

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18th Oct 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Tips on protecting your family and business

There are lots of life insurance products available and as Peter McGahan explains, they should be considered an essential part of protecting your family.

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23rd Sep 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Protecting debts against cancer

How critical illness plans can help repay a mortgage, pay down debts, seek medical treatment or simply allow yourself time off work stress free if you are unfortunate enough to become seriously ill.

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14th Aug 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

IHT: Gift to my children now or later?

There are some creative ways you can help your family (in your lifetime) to lessen the burden of inheritance tax. Read on ...

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9th Jul 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

The great inflation robbery

UK inflation stands at 2.3% (May 2018) and plans to remove the fuel duty freeze will hit low income consumers further. So how can you minimise the slings and arrows that rising prices bring?

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4th Jul 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Nine out of ten workers are ‘financially sleepwalking’ into retirement

New study underlines the need to put in place a clear, workable plan to lay the foundations to have a comfortable and financially secure retirement.

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27th Jun 2018
50connect editorial
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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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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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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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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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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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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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