Category Archives: Financial Planning

Money management during unprecedented times

money management

The term “unprecedented times” has been used a lot over the past few years, hasn’t it? Whether it’s the global pandemic, the soaring cost of fuel and energy crisis or the more recent war in Ukraine none of us would be shamed for saying when it comes to our finances […]

Why splitting your assets 50/50 might not be the best in your divorce

Financial fairness in divorce

In the UK, the starting point or default position for dividing assets during a divorce is 50/50. Most ex-spouse’s would agree that they want an equitable split of their shared matrimonial assets, or the financial product that has been built up during the marriage and belongs to both parties. However, […]

Good Divorce Week

Financial fairness in divorce

This week is national Good Divorce Week 2021 (29 Nov – 3 Dec) and here at Robson Laidler Wealth we have also launched a campaign that is all about ensuring financial fairness to help both parties get a ‘good divorce’ with a fair outcome for all. In support of Good […]

Divorce in later life – what the experts say

financial fairness

The pandemic has taken its toll in different ways.  For many this has included relationship breakdown and sadly we have seen this happen with our own clients.   It’s clearly unavoidable but the breakdown of long-term relationships and potential divorce in later life is one of the biggest risks to […]

NHS Pension – exit planning tips

NHS pension exit

In 2019 Robson Laidler Wealth wrote a blog entitled NHS Pensions – handy hints to plan your exit   This has been one of our team’s most viewed blogs yet since 2019 there have been a few changes, which you should be aware of.  One thing that hasn’t changed and […]

Why you need a financial advisor and a divorce lawyer

financial fairness

Going through a divorce is an incredibly stressful and confusing time. You don’t want a long, drawn out proceeding that becomes acrimonious and volatile. At the same time, you don’t want to feel financially duped and you have a right to a fair and equitous split of your resources.   […]

The Autumn Budget Changes to Pensions

The Autumn Budget Changes to Pensions

If you have a UK pension then you may need to be aware of three important changes that were announced in the recent Autumn Budget:   No 1.  The change to the age that you can take an income from an invested pension. We’ve been mentioning this to our clients […]

The Autumn Budget Statement – Tax Tricks or Treats?

The Autumn Budget Statement – Tax Tricks or Treats?

On Wednesday 27 October the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the Autumn Budget Announcement.  In the run up to Halloween we ask whether it delivered tax tricks or treats?   The Autumn Budget Announcement trumpeted a “New Age of Optimism”, but there were ominous signs of tax increases to come.  […]

Investor anxiety at an all-time high

Investor anxiety

The following article from Dimensional is food for thought about investor behaviour as global equity markets are at or near all-time highs:   KEY TAKEAWAYS Financial journalists periodically stoke investors’ record-high anxiety by suggesting the laws of physics apply to financial markets—that what goes up must come down.   But […]

Financial Planning Week UK 11 – 17 October 2021

Financial Planning Week

This week Robson Laidler Wealth is supporting CISI Financial Planning Week, and our team are offering free advice on family budgeting, financial goal setting and making the most of your resources.   Don’t miss the opportunity to book a free financial planning session (up to 45 mins) either online via […]