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Planning Finances for your Child’s University Fees

Three student pigs in a row

The idea of going to university has always been an aspirational goal for many and over the years it has become more accessible to the masses. Student loans, scholarships and bursaries have made the prospect of going to University within reaching distance. However, the cost of university fees can still pose a financial worry for many families.  Here we take a look at student finances and the best options for you.

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What are ISAs and are they worth having?

ISAThere are many ways to save money and one popular choice is that of an Individual Savings Account, or ISA. ISAs are very similar to regular savings accounts, except you do not pay tax on the interest that you earn.

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End of Year Tax Planning

end of year tax planningWith the end of the tax year looming, if you haven’t already done so, now is an opportune time to ensure that you are making the most of your tax-saving allowances. To avoid missing out on any tax-saving opportunities you need to act before the 5th April.

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Life Planning & Financial Planning for 2018

life planningSo, it’s a new year and all the usual new year’s resolutions are thrown into the fray, wanting to lose weight, keeping fit, saving more... a month later and nothing has changed. Wouldn’t it be great to take on a new year's resolution that you can actually achieve this year!? A positive, potentially life-changing resolution for you and your family.
Creating a Financial Plan this year may not sound like the most exciting thing to do, but it really can be created in six steps, and if followed will really be worth your while.

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How the Stamp Duty cuts can help First Time Buyers

Stamp Duty CutsBuying a property is a big decision, with many hidden costs or additional fees to take into consideration before you make that step. With the announcement from The Chancellor at the end of 2017 that some Stamp Duty fees were to be removed for first time buyers, this has paved the way to make it a more affordable prospect of getting on the property ladder this year!

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