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How to start when you are struggling to save
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog, Investments, Personal Finance

One of the foundations of proper financial planning is having cash savings. Despite the importance of this cash buffer, a surprisingly high number of people have no savings on which to fall back during unexpected tough times. New research by National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has found that nearly a quarter of people in the…

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The World In A Week 54.5 – Data! Data! Data!
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog

Sir Conan Doyle’s famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, couldn’t form any theories or draw any conclusions until he had sufficient data. yet economic data is likely to become increasingly less reliable as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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How over-50s can earn money from home quickly
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog, Personal Finance

With the UK on lockdown because of Coronavirus, many over-50s are looking for the best way to earn an income without leaving the house.

We look at a few simple ways you can earn extra money from home.

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The World In A Week 54 – Wēijī / 危機
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog

The Chinese word Wēijī (危機) is commonly mistranslated as meaning both “crisis” and “opportunity” and whilst this is a mistranslation it doesn’t make the lesson behind such a mistranslation any less interesting or useful.

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Market corrections remind us how time in the market matters
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog, Investments

The coronavirus crisis continues to cause uncertainty with global financial markets experiencing heightened volatility for extend periods of time.

It is at times like this we are reminded that time in the markets in more important than timing the market.

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Financial support for the self-employed announced.
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog

Yesterday the government announced the much anticipated financial support package for the self-employed. The collect relief sighed by the nations millions of self-employed Musicians, Actors, Tradespeople, small business owners and many more was audible.

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What business owners need to know about the furlough scheme
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog

Recently Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that unprecedented measures will be put in place to protect millions of jobs as the economy struggles to cope with the Coronavirus crisis.

We take a quick look over the new furlough scheme.

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The World in a Week 53.5 – Apply. Rinse. Repeat.
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog, World in a Week

This week we have seen the US Federal Reserve offer unlimited quantitative policy, along with various other bells and whistles. This is to keep the wheels of monetary policy lubricated; to encourage lending to companies by banks, and in turn this may save some jobs. It may also help to stabilise the markets, which would give enough breathing space to allow fiscal policy to be rolled out.

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What impact does the COVID-19 response have on Doctors and Nurses NHS Pensions?
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog

As the volume of overtime undertaken by frontline NHS staff increases exponentially in response to the Coronavirus crisis questions over the impact on pension and tax issues facing doctors are beginning to appear.

We take a look at a few of these now.

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Where’s the best place to live in Britain?
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: Blog, News, Personal Finance

Before you consider purchasing a property or renting a house, deciding where to live could be one of the most important decisions you make. Get it wrong and you will either be unhappy with where you live, or face the costs associated with moving home again.  Thankfully, the annual Halifax Quality of Life survey can…

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