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What to expect from the draft Finance Bill

The publication of the draft bill ahead of the Budget is an excellent development, which enables taxpayers and their advisers to consider the implications of the changes in advance of them becoming law, and to work wit

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Women need to wake up and take control of their finances

As a woman I really despair when I hear other women say they don’t have a clue about pensions but it’s OK because their husband/partner deals with ‘all that.’ It’s a mindset I thought was more prevalent in my grandparent’s time

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How to work tax-efficiently as a freelancer

As a freelancer or contractor your income is everything. You can’t rely on a steady salary or bonuses to keep you afloat.

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Are UK gilts really a safer haven than German bunds?

Today’s UK Autumn Statement could conceivably tarnish the growing reputation of gilts as a safe haven.

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A beginner’s guide to investing in collectibles

What do you think of when you hear the world ‘collectibles’? If obscure junk shops or flea markets, then think again. In fact, there can be big money in collectibles.

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US share prices could surge upwards next year

After holding up well during the early part of the year stock prices in the US have undergone a rollercoaster downward ride to today’s levels which has so far made 2011 another painful year for equity investors.

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How to avoid the financial hangover from Christmas

Over the last 20 years there has been a huge increase in personal debt, driven by the belief that spending is a good thing.

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Why time in the market is as important as timing the market

The past few months have seen an unprecedented period of increased volatility in the investment markets.

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