Posted by: WealthIFA | January 18, 2010

Financial News Update

Well, as the snow slowly subsides, perhaps now we can all begin the year in earnest?!…

If it is true that the over 50s are the majority of voters (, it is not difficult to understand why retirement is a hot topic but, it would seem, a common way forward is harder to find than you might expect?…

Having said that I am wondering what they will discuss once the election furore is over?…

Estate Planning

Opinion: Tax is needed to reduce our debt
Conservative IHT threshold increase will benefit just 12000 homeowners:
Proper Distribution
Bankruptcy and Estates
Power of attorney should be made at same time as will, says government

Long Term Care

Jobs of the Future: The human aspect will still be needed (Number 8)
Helping the elderly stay in their homes:
Plea for more cash for care homes:


More firms shunning high cost pensions
Personal pension scheme named:
Case Study: Finding suitable SIPP investments
Top tips to profit in an election year
Promote good pensions now, URGENT action is required
Has the stock market really put the profit back into ‘with-profits’?
Let’s improve future pensions, not demonise existing ones
Companies still struggling to plug pension deficits
Abolishing retirement age may stop people saving, say pension experts
Standard Life “Retirement review welcome”
Harriet Harman “…Retirement age rules ‘arbitrary’…”
Backing for Harman retirement age review from another industry expert
Conservatives won’t bail out Pension Protection Fund
Pensions shake-up to be simplified
Jump in OAPs using homes to clear debt

But the government says, forced retirement age will not be abolished


Funds that give you tax breaks for going green
Investment trusts offer alternative to their more popular cousins
NS&I savings bond payments delayed
Banks pocketing savers’ Isa tax bonus
Useful year end tax planning tips to consider before April 2010

And lastly, it looks as though it could be a long retirement for some of us as it emerges that one in five has the age-defying ‘centenarian gene’..

On that cheerful note, have a good week!


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