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Comic Relief Special: What Can TV Comedies Teach Us About Money?

Comic Relief Special: What Can TV Comedies Teach Us About Money?

To pay tribute to the incredible fundraising efforts of Comic Relief, we’ve put together a list of money lessons you can learn from classic television comedies. Only Fools and Horses ‘Del Boy’ Trotter was the spoof ‘yuppy’ (young urban professional w…

Easy Ways to Push Money Matters up Your to Do List

Easy Ways to Push Money Matters up Your to Do List

When you’ve got a to-do list as long as your arm, some things are constantly put aside until later, never making it to the top. Well a new survey has found many of those tasks are to do with managing your money. Top of the list by Standard Life …

Ready to Give Yourself a Financial Workout?

Ready to Give Yourself a Financial Workout?

September is the new January, with people flocking back to the gym, hoping to get back in shape after overindulging on their holidays. But while the gym bunnies fight over the fitness machines, why not put your finances through their paces from the…

How to Handle an Inheritance

How to Handle an Inheritance

If you’ve been named as a beneficiary in a will, you’ll have plenty to look forward to – and lots to think about. When will you inherit? How much will it be? Will there be any tax to pay? And how can you make best use of your inheritance. Both your s…

The Top 10 Reasons to Use a Financial Planner

The Top 10 Reasons to Use a Financial Planner

Many people think that financial advice is required only by the very rich. However, everyone can benefit from it. Not only can it help you protect and build your assets, it can also assist you in making the most of your investments and securing the l…

Stop Leaving Shoes on the Stairs! (Plan Your Pension)

Stop Leaving Shoes on the Stairs! (Plan Your Pension)

We can spoil our retirement years by the slip-ups we make today. These pension planning errors prove that forgetfulness is a young person’s problem, too. We know about the really huge pension mistakes: not starting one, or starting one too late. Thes…

The Quick Later-Life Checklist

The Quick Later-Life Checklist

What’s better than growing old gracefully? Staying comfortable and solvent as you do so. There’s an art to getting the later years spot-on, but with our quick list of things to remember you’ll have time to draw breath while you’re drawing your pensio…

A Third of Young Adults Are “Money Dreamers”

A Third of Young Adults Are “Money Dreamers”

Having a money goal is a great indicator of a young adult’s skill with money – but not having a plan can mean many fail to achieve their hopes. That’s the big difference between “Money Planners” and “Money Dreamers”, as found in new research from the…

How Rugby Could Help You Plan Your Financial Future

How Rugby Could Help You Plan Your Financial Future

England rugby star and former British Lion, Will Greenwood MBE, discusses how applying small changes now can have a big impact further down the line. You may think it sounds odd that a sporting hero is giving out financial advice, but England rugby s…

Become Financially ‘Lucky’

Become Financially ‘Lucky’

Is luck something you can catch or is it something you can cultivate? And what about when it comes to your finances? Can you make yourself financially ‘lucky’? Luck. It seems a silly idea to take seriously. When it comes to our finances, can we reall…

Sitting Pretty – Why Your Baby Needs a Pension

Sitting Pretty – Why Your Baby Needs a Pension

Welcome to the world of extreme financial planning. If you can’t imagine starting a pension pot for a baby, you’re not alone. But thanks to their ultra-forward thinking parents, some toddlers might be growing up on a gold mine. Picture the scene at p…

Hope I Save Before I Get Old…

Hope I Save Before I Get Old…

Financial advice might be the new rock’n’roll. Younger adults are smashing up the stereotype by being more financially astute and forward thinking than their elders. Could this be a fightback from Generation Austerity? They say that age brings wisdom…

Nine Signs You Need a Financial MOT

Nine Signs You Need a Financial MOT

What’s that rattling sound? Every driver knows the feeling. But in this case, it’s your money rattling around in forgotten corners, losing value. Maybe it’s time for your financial MOT. If something is important, you give it regular maintenance. So, j…

What Would You Do If You Could See the Future?

What Would You Do If You Could See the Future?

If any of us could reliably and definitively predict the future, they would have little need for the services of a financial planner; probably having won the lottery many times over and be as financially secure as anyone could be. Of course, it’s imp…

10 Simple Financial New Year’s Resolutions

10 Simple Financial New Year’s Resolutions

As the end of another year approaches, we start looking forward to what 2017 will bring. Many of us (around 26% according to surveys) will be making a new year’s resolution and most of us that do (around 88%) will never carry them through. Many people do …

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