Financial fibbing

Telling ‘white lies’ about money and salary

Almost half of British adults (48%) have ‘fibbed’ when it comes to their finances. The research shows that from a given list, Britons would be most likely to tell financial ‘white lies’ to their partner than anyone else (15%), according to a survey from Standard Life. Continue reading…


Dawn of a New Year

What will feature in your top New Year’s resolutions?

As we enter a New Year, setting clear goals is critical for the success of any financial resolutions. Year after year, achieving financial health and wealth is likely to feature in your Top 10 New Year’s resolutions. So what should you consider? Continue reading…


Rise of the part-time landlord

Letting properties on the side boosts income

Britain is seeing a boom in ‘part-time’ landlords where people are letting properties on the side to boost their main income, according to new research from LV= landlord insurance. Continue reading…


Class of 2014 expectations

What are the hopes of last year’s university leavers?

2014’s university leavers expect to have bought their first home by the age of 30, according to research published by Endsleigh. The research also reveals that, by the age of 30, the university leavers also expect to be married (average age 29), established in their career (average age 27) and to have a child (average age 30). Continue reading…


What’s your magic number?

The first concise picture of current and changing sources of retirement income

Current retirees are satisfied with 47% of pre-retirement income according to a recent report that reveals those approaching retirement are expecting to receive £23,700 per year when they retire. The Retirement Income Uncovered report by Old Mutual Wealth also shows that the average income in retirement today is currently just £19,000 – a shortfall of £4,700 per year, or 25%. Continue reading…