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North Korea crisis hits stock market raising fears for pension savings

Britain’s top stock market the FTSE 100 slipped by around 0.6 per cent, as a war of words erupted between US president Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. And US stock indices the Dow Jones and S&P 500 are down for the second day in a row after the North Korean dictator threatened […]


Insurers pressed to release immediate sums to pay for funeral costs

Life policy payouts can be held up for months by probate, but a new campaign is pressing insurers to release smaller sums immediately to pay for funerals. Many families struggle to fund a decent send-off as funeral costs accelerate faster than inflation. A burial using a funeral director now costs £4,136 on average or £3,214 […]


Living costs rising twice as fast as inflation, new figures reveal

The average household now spends £845 a month on bills, up 5.7 per cent on a year ago. This is more than double the current official consumer price inflation rate, which stood at 2.6 per cent in the year to June. Rising house prices are forcing people to take larger mortgages and pushing up costs […]


REVEALED: Five top tips for buy-to-let landlords

Amateur landlords fear sums no longer add up following an assault that includes a stamp duty surcharge and cuts to mortgage interest tax relief and the “wear and tear” allowance. Here are five worries investors face with answers from Rob Bence, co-founder of online landlord forum The Property Hub.  IS it still worth investing in […]


'Pensioners have NEVER had it so good' Retiree income better than workers' earnings

Older people’s wealth has jumped over the past 40 years, with a sevenfold increase in private pension income, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Last year someone with a private pension was found to have an average weekly disposable weekly income of £534.75. The average weekly salary for workers in Britain currently sits […]


Where to retire overseas for health, happiness, prosperity and community

GETTY Retiring abroad gives you the chance to enjoy new experiences and access a better quality of life But with so many places around the world offering expat retirees a warm welcome, it can be hard to make a decision about where to live. Practical factors are also a prime concern; as you age your […]

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