Want to change your financial life and much more? Life planning expert George Kinder says he knows how

George Kinder wants to spread the concept of ‘life planning’ around the globe and to the masses. Life planning is the branch of financial planning which aims to go deeper into someone’s life, circumstances and goals to help them identify and achieve what they really want. Its advocates say that it is about much more […]

19 February 2015 by John Lappin

Financial Planning

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How to be financially fit

Being financially and physically fit work hand in hand because your physical health and your financial health are arguably the most important factors affecting your well being, security, and your quality of life. People spend a lot of time worrying about what they eat, how much they weigh, and how healthy their hearts are, but […]

27 October 2014 by The Harried House Hunter

Financial Planning

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Raging against the machines

Coming in to work this morning I was witness to the admittedly not uncommon sight of a black cab driver and a cyclist having a bit of a dust-up!  What did strike me though was the cyclist kept gesturing to his helmet whilst remonstrating with the cabbie.  The helmet had a camera attached so I […]

21 July 2014 by The Harried House Hunter

Financial Planning

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Reviewing your protection insurance? Why whole of life insurance could be better than term assurance

Many of us are living longer and working harder than ever before. Some of us may even be accumulating more wealth than ever before too. The consequence of this however is that declining health as we get older can be unavoidable and can result in significant financial issues: rising care costs, our families being taxed […]

14 April 2014 by The Harried House Hunter

Financial Planning

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How to clean up your portfolio for the new tax year

Leonard Bernstein had it about right. He once said of resolutions: “From new year’s on, theoutlook brightens; good humour lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining.” Still, while one takes the point and considers the fiscal year rather than the calendar one, if you set ‘resolutions’ for the upcoming tax […]

7 April 2014 by The Harried House Hunter

Financial Planning Personal Finance

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The annuity reforms mean that if the Money Advice Service is broken it needs fixed not abolished

The Money Advice Service has come under intense scrutiny in the last year. It did not have a great start, spending a huge amount of money on marketing and advertising since its creation in 2010. Most recently its ‘What does MA think?’ campaign on television and radio spent £18m though it did drive a 400% […]

31 March 2014 by The Harried House Hunter

Financial Planning

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Beware banks offering financial advice – find a decent IFA instead

There is an odd feel to many of the fines the High Street banks have received from the regulator for financial advice failings. The latest, a stonking £12m plus fine for Santander, applies to a force of advisers that has now been shut. Indeed this isn’t the first time a High Street bank confronted with […]

26 March 2014 by The Harried House Hunter

Expert Opinion Financial Planning

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Ethics and good behaviour – not bad behaviour and fines

A sandwich at the desk is accompanied by my usual lunchtime headline trawl around the financial websites. I was drawn to an interesting speech by Martin Wheatley, Chief Executive of the FCA, at The Mansion House. The part which interested me was a move towards ethics and better behaviours from financial services practitioners as opposed […]

24 October 2013 by The Harried House Hunter

Expert Opinion Financial Planning

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Making better financial decisions and ten questions to ask your financial planner

IFP communications director Sue Whitbread shares her ideas on how you can make better decisions about money if you’ve got a comprehensive financial plan in place. Back at the end of 2012, as part of the IFP’s Financial Planning Week campaign, a poll conducted for the campaign revealed that only 10% of respondents were likely […]

26 September 2013 by The Harried House Hunter

Financial Planning

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