Category Archives: Later Life

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 […]

Pensions Awareness Day – All you need to know

national pension day

Pension Awareness Day takes place annually on September 15 with the aim to alert the nation that they need to save more for their retirement.   So what do you need to be aware of exactly? Here’s some tips from Chartered Financial Planner Amanda Cowie director at  RL Wealth:   Pensions are […]

How can I look after my employees’ financial wellbeing?

financial wellbeing

In these tricky times, how do you as an employer remain profitable whilst trying to look after the wellbeing of your employees? Many employers ask us what an acceptable level of employee benefits is and of course this has to fit within their budget.   The pension Since around 2012, […]

Financial Planning for GPs

GP financial planning

GPs need to focus on their future financial planning just like the rest of us. Most GPs we talk to are working long hours in addition to patients with Covid, they are dealing with the fall out of long Covid, mental health issues exacerbated by the pandemic and also those […]

Financial planning for later life

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Financial planning – Why it’s better for your money to outlive you? When we put together a financial plan, we use a mortality of age 100 because we don’t want you to run out of money. We also use a financial planning forecasting tool to help you “see” your financial […]

Financial planning for newly qualified dentists

dentist financial planning

Hurrah, after 5 long years you are now ready to go out and earn some money!  What should newly qualified dentists be thinking about? How you are paid Ultimately the contract with the dental practice will determine your status for tax but if you are self-employed, it is up to […]

Why organising your finances is good for your mental health

finances and mental health

Why is organising your finances good for your mental health? Mind, the mental health charity says:   It’s those nagging thoughts in the middle of the night that cause us to lose sleep, cause gut busting anxiety and yes, it can become a vicious cycle leading to depression, relationship issues […]

15 tips for financial freedom

financial freedom

Get yourself on the right financial path  Financial freedom means having enough money to afford the lifestyle you want for yourself and your family for the rest of your life, without fear of running out or being employed or dependant on others. These 15 top tips can help you on […]

Happy Financial Independence Day

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On 25 April the world celebrated Financial Independence Day. So, what is Financial Independence? Well, according to Wiki it’s “the status of having enough income to pay one’s living expenses for the rest of one’s life without having to be employed or dependent on others.” Sound good? But how many of us actually know how […]

When can I retire? Do you know your “magic number”?

magic number

I was having coffee with friends, in those pre-lockdown halcyon days, and one asked “when do you think you will retire?” My answer is always the same “when my pension and investments reach the magic number!”  Obviously my magic number is personal!  But I 100% know what it is and […]