Posted 18 Aug, 2017 | By Chris Page

Time and Money

Time is money… or is it the other way around? Scanning through the numerous publications this week I stumbled across a couple of studies that I feel could be linked for some shameful plugging of our services; The first study found that paying to free up your time, rather than buying material goods, will make you feel happier. Now we have probably all experienced the feeling of being stressed at some point or another, and not having enough time can…

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Posted 25 May, 2017 | By Chris Page

Should I buy-to-let?

This is a question that we get asked a lot and unfortunately it’s not a straightforward one, just like all other investments it depends very much on each individuals situation and financial objectives. It wasn’t all that long ago that investment in buy-to-let property was seen as a straightforward way to generate an income for yourself. However, recent changes made by the government mean that turning a profit through buy-to-let in today’s property market has become much more difficult. Each case…

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Posted 15 Feb, 2017 | By Chris Page

Which is best? Save or invest?

Whilst you might expect an increase in the cash and investment ISA limit to be welcomed, at least one dissenting voice has come from Steve Webb, former Pensions Minister and current policy director at Royal London. Webb has warned that the rise in April from the current annual limit of £15,240 up to £20,000 could encourage poor long-term investment choices. The criticism is aimed at the cash element in particular. Webb has described cash ISAs as useful as a ‘rainy…

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