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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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Financial Resolutions for New Year

financial resolutionsThis time of the year is always rather costly. With Christmas presents to buy, Christmas parties to attend, extra food and drink to buy for visiting relatives, the list goes on. It can become rather daunting and we can easily lose sight of budgets and financial plans during the festive season. However, tomorrow will still arrive after the Christmas lights have been taken down and the world goes back to normal, so why not take a look at how you are managing your personal finances; following some simple suggestions will help you to create your Personal Finance Resolutions, putting you in a better financial situation for the year ahead.

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Stepping onto the Property Ladder

Nov17Stepping onto the property ladder is a dream that most of us hope for but many feel is out of reach. Over the years house prices have increased, as well as the cost of living making it a real mission to be in a position to buy property. This is especially so in certain areas such as the Cotswolds, where rural house prices are around 19 times higher than average earnings, averaging at around £345,000.

It is easy to feel deterred; however hope is not all lost. Despite the average deposit increases to £32,000 last year, the amount of first-time buyers actually increased by 7%! There are many schemes and offers out there to assist people in getting on the property ladder and into the house market, as well as simple savings that can make this dream a reality.

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Nightmares to avoid with your Finances

finance nightmares to avoid

It can be a worry when dealing with finances that you may make the wrong choice, whether it be with an investment opportunity, a house purchase or other financial decisions. So, with Halloween around the corner, we thought that we would take a look at some of the nightmares that you should avoid with your finances, to help you in making the right decisions for you and your financial situation.

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