Archive: March 2019

Posted in Financial Planning

Are you the lender of last resort?

The UK’s Top Ten mortgage lender, Commonly known as the ‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ , help thousands of first time buyers who have struggled to save up a deposit whilst paying off student debt and starting their careers.  The average family contribution, which is not necessarily from parents but also grandparents, is the equivalent Read More +

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When to share your internet passwords

We are constantly being reminded to keep passwords safe and secure and to not write them down or share them with anyone. We are also being reminded to make sure our Wills are up to date and we have a lasting Power of Attorney to ensure that important decisions, and our assets,  can be looked Read More +

Walk with Grandpa

The dilemma of gifts for grandchildren

A frequent topic of discussion, particularly when advising on Estate planning, is making gifts to Grandchildren.  This is particularly relevant at a time when many younger people struggle to save for a deposit and / or build up sizeable debts in an attempt to differentiate themselves form the crowd. Many clients are reluctant to make Read More +

Whisky as an investment

Can a hobby become an investment opportunity?

My husband is a whisky  enthusiast , he would say connoisseur!  He attends tasting events, does occasional distillery tours, reads about it and drinks a little.  The main part of his hobby is his collection.  Comprising of a number of bottles; some limited edition , some older and rarer, they are all unopened. At some Read More +

Winning at financial planning

..Own the process There’s a lot of talk about how England are doing so well in this World Cup.  Gareth Southgate has put it down to ‘owning the process’. It’s a familiar term in management but also applies to financial plans. A plan can only be deemed to be successful at the end. A financial Read More +