Helping your children to fly the nest

Helping your children to fly the nest

Just as young adults may yearn for their independence, outside the parental home, so parents can be just as eager to speed them on their way, so that they can get on with their own plans for  the future.  The challenge for both sides is that houses are far from cheap.  Assuming buying a property outright for your offspring is too much of a financial demand, there are basically three ways, you can help your offspring move out of the family home.

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Stop the thieves

Stop the thieves

These days, there is a lot of advice available about how to keep safe online and data-security breaches at major organizations make new headlines.  As Kim Kardashian recently demonstrated, however, breaches of physical security can be both frightening and costly (even with insurance).  With that in mind, here are three pointers to keeping yourself and your valuables safe in the real world.

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Making money work for you

Making money work for you

In and of itself money is just a piece of paper, a bit of metal or, these days, digits on a screen, but what you do with it can make a huge difference to your life.  Here are 5 ways people can make money work for them - and some key tips to getting it right.

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Preparing your pension

Preparing your pension

As the old saying goes “money doesn’t grow on trees” and sadly pension pots aren’t found at the ends of rainbows either.  Building a meaningful pension pot takes time and, frankly, some degree of effort and sacrifice.  Essentially, you’re giving up part of your income today, in order to provide an income for yourself at some point in the future.  Here are three top tips to help make this happen.

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