Pension changes – will you take money out?

In April 2015, major changes to UK pensions are being introduced. Pension Wise is the government service that will provide information about what pension options you have. Today the new Pension Wise website has gone live – it’s in “beta test” mode, so it’s still under development. Apart from the government website, there will also […]

Will Aid – your will written for a donation to charity

In November this year, you can get a local solicitor to draw up your Will for a donation to charity. This is an annual event organised by Will Aid who suggest you should donate: £90 for a single Will, £135 for a pair of mirror Wills for a couple and £40 for a Codicil to […]

Reducing a double IHT hit

This post looks at what happens  if a person who inherits then dies soon afterwards, and two alternatives for planning to avoid or reduce a double inheritance tax (IHT) hit.

Budgeting software

Getting a good budget is the essential first step if you want to get out of debt and can be a valuable tool if you want to start saving more. This post looks at three very different websites that can help. Ideally you want one that is simple to use and very flexible, but these […]