Personal finance

Calculate your personal inflation rate
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Personal finance

Calculate your personal inflation rate

This useful calculator lets you see the effect of price rises on your budget, to calculate your own personal inflation rate.
12 May 2022
How to make your child a financial whizz
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Personal finance

How to make your child a financial whizz

Money skills aren’t always taught at school. You need to take matters into your own hands, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
11 May 2022
Should you fix your mortgage? Interest rates have hit a five-year high
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Mortgages

Should you fix your mortgage? Interest rates have hit a five-year high

Mortgage interest rates hit a five-year high last month. So should you fix your mortgage rate? And if so, how long should you fix for? Ruth Jackson in…
4 May 2022
What is a windfall tax?
Rishi Sunak
UK Economy

What is a windfall tax?

Windfall taxes are levied on industries that have benefited the most from unusual economic conditions, earning above average profits. They are often a…
3 May 2022
Too embarrassed to ask: what is fiscal drag?
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Too embarrassed to ask

Too embarrassed to ask: what is fiscal drag?

How can politicians raise more tax revenue, without damaging their political popularity too badly? One way is by using “fiscal drag”. Here's what that…
3 May 2022
It's time to find some financial peace of mind
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It's time to find some financial peace of mind

Book a free, no obligation retirement consultation with a Brewin Dolphin adviser.
28 Apr 2022
Shortage of Sharia-compliant pensions lets down savers
Pensions

Shortage of Sharia-compliant pensions lets down savers

A lack of Sharia-compliant pensions is leaving many people unable to save for retirement.
27 Apr 2022
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Should you buy pet insurance or “self insure” your pet?
Insurance

Should you buy pet insurance or “self insure” your pet?

Veterinary costs are soaring, but many pet insurance policies provide a poor level of cover, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
27 Apr 2022
Older people may own their own home, but the young have better pensions
Pensions

Older people may own their own home, but the young have better pensions

UK house prices mean owning a home remains a pipe dream for many young people, but they should have a comfortable retirement, says Merryn Somerset Web…
25 Apr 2022
How to beat rising energy prices
Personal finance

How to beat rising energy prices

Ruth Jackson-Kirby looks at why alternatives to traditional boilers look appealing in the face of rising prices
17 Apr 2022
The risks of using equity to release to cash in on your home
Pensions

The risks of using equity to release to cash in on your home

Equity release is getting more popular. But think carefully before joining in, says David Prosser.
13 Apr 2022
Don't buy pre-paid funeral plans, save for death instead
Personal finance

Don't buy pre-paid funeral plans, save for death instead

Funerals are costly, but pre-paid plans have not been a reliable way to prepare for them. Set up your own savings instead, says Ruth Jackson Kirby.
13 Apr 2022
How new technology is disrupting the insurance industry
Insurance

How new technology is disrupting the insurance industry

Challenger firms are helping to change the industry, but incumbents will take the rewards, says John Chambers.
9 Apr 2022
The cost of living crisis is getting worse, here's what to do about it
Personal finance

The cost of living crisis is getting worse, here's what to do about it

Nicole Garcia Merida looks at ways to lessen the effects of the cost of living crisis.
6 Apr 2022
How salary sacrifice can help mitigate against National Insurance rise
Pensions

How salary sacrifice can help mitigate against National Insurance rise

National Insurance is rising on 6 April but the good news is that salary sacrifice schemes are a good way to decrease taxable income, says David Pross…
2 Apr 2022
Cash Isas: there are still benefits be had – here are the best rates
Cash ISAs

Cash Isas: there are still benefits be had – here are the best rates

High inflation, low interest rates, declining tax benefits – has the cash Isa had its day? Perhaps not quite yet
29 Mar 2022
Rishi Sunak can’t fix all our problems – so why try?
Budget

Rishi Sunak can’t fix all our problems – so why try?

Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement is an attempt to plaster over problems the chancellor can’t fix. So should he even bother trying, asks Merryn Somerset …
28 Mar 2022
The best long-term fixed-rate mortgages available now
Personal finance

The best long-term fixed-rate mortgages available now

Rising interest rates will increase your mortgage costs. This could be a good time to lock in a five-year or ten-year fixed-rate mortgage deal, says R…
25 Mar 2022
Here’s what the Spring Statement means for your money
Budget

Here’s what the Spring Statement means for your money

David Prosser looks into the details of Rishi Sunak's "jam tomorrow" Spring Statement and explains just what it means for you and your money.
23 Mar 2022
What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?
Budget

What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?

Rishi Sunak cut fuel duty by 5p today’s Spring Statement. But duty is only one component of the petrol price. Saloni Sardana explains just what makes…
23 Mar 2022
The National Insurance rise is not needed – Sunak should have ditched it
Budget

The National Insurance rise is not needed – Sunak should have ditched it

With our public finances in better shape than many people think, the chancellor's decision not to ditch the rise in National Insurance contributions i…
23 Mar 2022