Monthly Archives: January 2016

10 steps to a brighter retirement

Concerned about the financial aspects of retirement planning? With all the talk and concern about dwindling retirement funds and our shaky economy, many retirees and soon-to-be-retired boomers are concerned about the financial aspects of retirement planning. These are 10 steps to give you

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Investment opportunities

Building a consistent, long-term and well-diversified investment strategy To make the most of your investment opportunities, allow your lifestyle and not stock market fluctuations to dictate your investment approach. Your goals are what count, so keep them firmly in mind

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Buy-to-let and second homes

Higher stamp duty payable from April 2016 Buy-to-let landlords and people buying second homes from April this year will have to pay a 3% surcharge on the stamp duty charged for the property.

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Annuities and income drawdown

Setting up a second-hand market The Government has been investigating the possibility of setting up a second-hand market in annuities.

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Pensions credit

Cuts for people who go abroad for over a month People who go abroad for over a month will no longer be eligible for pensions credit. At present, housing benefit and pension credit recipients can go abroad for up to

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