How Wealth Has Changed In The Queen’s Lifetime

How Wealth Has Changed In The Queen’s Lifetime

64 years ago, the world was very different. Winston Churchill was Prime Minister, Vera Lynn and Doris Day ruled the musical charts, and Princess Elizabeth took the throne following the death of her father, George VI.

Fast forward several decades, and Elizabeth II is now Britain’s longest reigning monarch, still going strong at 90 years of age.

2016 Budget Overview

2016 Budget Overview

George Osborne delivered his eighth budget yesterday, featuring more spending cuts, a new type of ISA for young people, no change to petrol excise, the introduction of tax on sugary drinks and lots for small businesses.

We look at what you need to know and what it means for your money.

The Guide To New State Pension

The Guide To New State Pension

Whether you’re on the cusp of lifting your state pension, a fully paid up pensioner, or just planning your retirement, it’s something we all have to think about at some point in our lives.

For many of us, retirement represents a unique opportunity where we have time on our hands, freedom from the drudgery of work and child rearing to live out an adventure that we always dreamed of.

How Much Should You Take Out Of Your Pension Pot?

How Much Should You Take Out Of Your Pension Pot?

No one is as wise, prudent or capable of self restraint as they think they are.

When we think of a large sum of money, £100,000 say, we tend to think in terms of what it might buy: An incredible car, several years travelling round the world, a large new extension transforming our house into a dream home, or continued financial security in our old age?

The latter is, of course, less exciting, less glamorous, and less fun, but far more important, which is why, when savers became eligible to draw down their pensions, everyone urged them to exercise a degree of caution.

Fancy Retiring to an Exotic Marigold Hotel?

Fancy Retiring to an Exotic Marigold Hotel?

In the UK today 40 percent of people consistently put away too little money each month to fund the cost of their retirements. Too many people simply spend for today being unaware that tomorrow waits for nobody.

Throughout the working lives for many of us the day on which we will need to draw on our pensions seems consistently far away.

How The Rich Get Richer

How The Rich Get Richer

What have the philosopher Pierre Bourdieu and the finance advice guru Robert Kiyosaki got in common?

They both know how and why some people accumulate wealth and others remain poor and struggle financially all their lives.

The key is the values parents teach their children, though both men have expressed this in different ways.