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Mental health issues and bad borrowing decisions: a vicious circle?

One in six of us will experience common mental health issues, like anxiety or depression. Unfortunately, as many as half of the people who have symptoms of these illnesses will go untreated (Source: Mental Health Foundation). Indeed, it is highly likely ...

How do financial secrets affect your relationship?

How much does your partner know about your finances? For many people, the answer seems to be ‘not much’. Research from Prudential has shown that 31% of people have savings that their other half is unaware of. More than that, 7% have over ...

Helping younger generations plan for retirement on a zero-hour contract

The Office for National Statistics reported in April that the number of people employed with no set guaranteed working hours had risen by 100,000 to 1.8 million, over 12 months. This is worrying, as the number of zero-hour contracted employees had previously ...

Just a number: Buying your first home over the age of 30

As the situation for first-time buyers seems to get more difficult, the profile of an average new homeowner has evolved. According to government statistics, the average age of today’s first-time buyer is 32, and there are more couples buying houses together (74%), ...

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Six reasons why more over-60s are choosing to rent

According to a report from The Centre for Ageing Better, more than a third of over-60s could be choosing to rent, rather than owning their home, by 2040. In January 2018, over 414,000 people aged 60+ lived in privately rented properties. In ...

The similarities and differences between SIPPs and SSASs

The difference between a SIPP and SSAS is simple, right? One describes the way you drink wine, and the other describes the attitude your teenager has, which drove you to the bottle in the first place. Sadly, we’re not here to talk about wine, or ...

What would further interest rate rises mean for you?

Following last year’s Bank of England (BoE) base rate increase, experts predict as many as four more rises over the next two years. Whilst it is thought that any rises will be gradual, that could still lead to an overall increase of 1%. That might ...

The three stages of retiring on your own terms

What age do you picture yourself retiring? Are you looking forward to an early retirement which allows you to spend time with your family and cross off some of the things you’ve always wanted to do? If not, what’s stopping you? According to a report from ...