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3 Ways to Know When You Are Ready to Retire

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3 Ways to Know When You Are Ready to Retire There’s a pretty good chance that your parents and grandparents retired just because they turned 65. Today’s retirement is a bit more complicated than that. While age is still an important factor, your ability to connect your financial resources to your lifestyle goals is what […]

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5 Next Steps When You Are Concerned About an Aging Parent

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5 Next Steps When You Are Concerned About an Aging Parent As your parents begin to settle into their final phase of life, their health, residence, and finances could become a factor in your retirement planning. This is especially true if you are the person your parents have tasked with settling their estates. There’s no […]

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4 Things to Consider Before Financially Bailing Out Your Adult Children

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4 Things to Consider Before Financially Bailing Out Your Adult Children According to a recent study by TD Ameritrade, 25% of baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1965) are supporting their family members financially (1). Support to adult children averages out to £7,500 per year. That’s £7,500 that boomers aren’t saving, contributing to retirement […]

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Invest your 2011/12 ISA allowance now online without leaving your sofa! Coleraine Ballymoney Portrush Portstewart Bushmills Castlerock

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We believe that an ISA should always be considered if you have money to invest.  Within a stocks and shares ISA you pay no capital gains tax and no further tax on any income.  You can make withdrawals whenever you need.  The current tax year ends on 5 April and the chance to shelter up […]

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Summary of yesterday's Budget 2012

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Not the lightest of topics but some of you will be interested in this: Summary   The Chancellor presented his third full Budget since the coalition Government took power on Wednesday, 21st March.     Billed as ‘the budget for working people’ with a promise to ‘back business’, Mr Osborne highlighted the Government’s commitment to […]

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Summary of yesterday’s Budget 2012

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Not the lightest of topics but some of you will be interested in this: Summary   The Chancellor presented his third full Budget since the coalition Government took power on Wednesday, 21st March.     Billed as ‘the budget for working people’ with a promise to ‘back business’, Mr Osborne highlighted the Government’s commitment to […]

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Is Italy a bigger problem than Greece?

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The focus might well be shifting from Greece to Berlusconi’s Italy.  The old rascal seems determined to hang on to power and has assured the world that Italy’s finances are in good.  Ahem…  With Italian 10 year bond yields touching record highs of 6.71% it would be prudent to ignore what he says.  If bond […]

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