Planning for your retirement: reduce your worries

Planning your finances early means you are better placed to enjoy what really matters in your retirement. Read this guide to find out how Entering retirement is a significant change – but that doesn’t mean it has to be stressful. By starting to plan early and...

Want to control diabetes? Check your plate

What if you could reverse diabetes with chickpeas, fish and olive oil? A new study from Newcastle University links a very-low-calorie diet with the cessation of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition, at first managed by diet or surgery, and then...

Six ways to take control of personal finances after a divorce

The key to managing finances after a divorce is getting organised early. Read this guide for tips on taking control at the right time. Divorce can be one of the most financially stressful experiences of an individual’s life. The key to taking control is to get...

5 ways to build resilience

Do you crumble in the face of adversity or thrive under pressure? We look at some ways you can build your resilience and manage stress. The term resilience describes a person’s capacity to bounce back from stressful situations. Being able to cope under difficult...

Four common mistakes when buying insurance

If your life insurance policy is in a drawer gathering dust, your family could be in for a nasty shock in the event of a claim. Here we outline some pitfalls to avoid when taking out cover.  1. Buying on price rather than cover No-one wants to pay too much for cover...

How to protect your assets from expensive mistakes

Check your insurances Liability insurance is a must if you want to safeguard your assets in the event that you need to pay compensation. Lawsuits can arise for a range of reasons – from personal injury to financial loss resulting from any products or services you...

Do you have a valid will?

Creating a valid will is one of the most important things you can do to protect your loved ones. Here we explain how to go about it. Seek legal advice While DIY will kits can seem like an easy and inexpensive way to make a will, they can be fraught with pitfalls. Your...

Retirees and Life Insurance

You’re retired, the house is paid off and the children are self-sufficient, – it may be time to review your life insurance? Policies expire People take out life insurance while they are working to protect their dependants if they die prematurely. Life insurance...

Safeguarding your retirement plan

 1. Check your will Without a valid will, an administrator will be appointed to manage your estate, which may cause your family plenty of problems. To save them the stress, ask a solicitor to draw it up for you and make sure you and two witnesses sign it. 2. Plan your...

Running a Small Business? Make sure you are properly insured

Do your homework First you need to work out what needs to be covered. There are the obvious things such as plant and equipment, the less obvious things such as public liability, professional indemnity, and finally protecting the financial performance and position of...