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Building a diverse portfolio

Time, patience and making informed decisions Making sense of today’s market headwinds and building a diverse portfolio should be key priorities for all investors. Whether you have a lump sum to invest or want to invest regularly each month, it’s important to know your money is working hard for you. Holding a number of structured...

Inheritance tax

No longer something that only affects the very wealthy, but the good news is that there are ways to limit the amount of Inheritance Tax your family may potentially face. When someone dies, Inheritance Tax is charged on their estate above a certain value. A person’s estate is basically everything they own, including their main...

Freetirees

Pension freedoms usher in a new generation The introduction of pension freedoms has been a huge enabler for over-55s, allowing millions to draw income from their pensions flexibly. Pension freedoms offer the opportunity to transition into retirement by continuing to work with reduced hours beyond traditional retirement age. This emerging trend enables you to choose...

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Business Health & Wellbeing

Fairstone Financial Management NI have teamed up with local firms, Performing HR and Emerge Counselling Services, to host a ‘Business Health and Wellbeing’ talk.

ISAs in 2019/20

The rules around ISAs (or individual savings accounts) change relatively often and different types of ISA rise and fall in popularity depending on where savers consider the most competitive place to put their hard-earned money.

Auto-enrollment increase

From 6 April 2019, minimum contributions from employers and staff increase. This applies to all employers with staff in a pension scheme for automatic enrollment. If you aren’t enrolled in an automatic pension scheme or you and your employer are already paying above the increased amounts, this increase doesn’t apply to you.

Can moving abroad affect your state pension?

Retiring overseas is a dream for many Brits. After all, who wouldn’t be tempted by the better climate and the amazing travel opportunities found abroad. Where you choose to spend your retirement, however, will affect how much state pension you get.

Junior ISA Perks

There are so many factors for a parent to consider in doing their best to make sure their children are prepared for the world when they reach adulthood. A lot of those things will be out of your control, but one thing you can consider that could make a real difference is investing into a...

Spending your inheritance wisely

If you’ve received money in a will from a relative or close friend, it can be difficult to have a clear idea of what to do with it. Of course, your personal circumstances and the amount that you receive will play a big role in your decision, but whatever the case, these are four things...