When is your Tax Freedom Day?

This year, in the light of steeply rising energy prices, National Insurance increases, and tax changes not keeping up with inflation levels that have not been seen for a generation – things have changed a little.

The figures for 2022 are not published until later this year, but we can expect […]

By |2023-06-26T07:20:19+00:00May 29th, 2022|Archive, News, Tax|

April Showers – What Do They Have To Do With Investing?

Met Office data shows that April is the month with the most rain showers on average1. It’s due to jet stream movement, pressure systems, and many other variables all interacting – ‘Chaos Theory’ at work2. This makes it very difficult to predict exactly where and when showers will occur, and […]

By |2023-06-26T07:20:27+00:00April 28th, 2022|Archive, Investments, News, Savings|

The Cost of Cash in an ISA

The cost of cash

“Cash is like oxygen – you want to be sure it’s around, but you don’t need to have excessive amounts of it around” – Warren Buffet. 

So how much cash should we hold?

  • A couple holding cash ISAs may be missing out on £15,368 of real return over […]
By |2023-06-26T07:20:56+00:00February 18th, 2022|Archive, Investments, Savings|

Getting A Bonus? Don’t Lose It To The Taxman!

Welcome to my monthly blog post. I hope you are well and find this month’s post of interest.

If you are an employee, you may be fortunate enough to receive a bonus, a reflection of your contribution to your employer. If you are expecting a bonus sometime soon, you may already […]

By |2023-06-26T07:20:58+00:00January 26th, 2022|Archive, Investments, Retirement, Savings|

Thanking Others And The Science Of Gratitude

Presents, cards, meals, hugs are all forms of giving thanks to others, and this time of year is of course particularly special. It’s also a time to give thanks for what we personally have achieved (not just materialistic items). Have you thought about the science behind giving thanks – gratitude?

Research […]

By |2023-06-26T07:21:00+00:00December 1st, 2021|Archive, News|

UK Budget – more impact to you than the fund performance?

Yes, I know, it is budget time again. Yippee! The older I get, the more I notice that my friends and I seem to take more notice of the full range of topics covered in the Chancellor’s announcements (and not just the price of alcohol and petrol!).

There are many guides […]

By |2023-06-26T07:21:02+00:00November 9th, 2021|Archive, Investments, News|

Intergenerational Wealth

We must talk about…mmm… mmmmm… money (how very un-British!)

This is not an article about inheritance tax planning, per se. Although, I can certainly help if you want advice on the subject and help you not miss out on the valuable allowances available. However, this is an article about highlighting the […]

By |2023-06-26T07:21:04+00:00October 1st, 2021|Archive, News, Savings|

How to harvest your investments for over £30k tax free income a year!

It’s harvest time in the farming calendar. Land management has proven that the timing and order in which crops are harvested makes a great deal of difference to the yield. Some factors are relatively predictable, such as when a crop is likely to be ready. Other factors are very uncertain, […]

By |2023-06-26T07:21:05+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Archive, Investments, News, Savings|
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