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  • Tuesday 18 August 2015

    Are you entitled to attendance allowance?

    Many older people are failing to claim a host of valuable state benefits which could significantly improve their standard of living. One type of support which is often overlooked is attendance allowance, financial assistance which could help you to stay independent in your own home.
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  • Tuesday 11 August 2015

    Will State pension changes affect you?

    Britain’s State pension is undergoing significant reform at the moment. The age at which people can claim their pensions is rising and in April 2016 a new flat-rate payment is being introduced to replace the current system. So how could these changes affect you? Read On
  • Monday 10 August 2015

    How to protect your financial assets if you get divorced

    Divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership can bring out the worst in people, so it’s important to know what to do to ensure you don’t lose out financially. We explain what you should do to protect your finances when you separate. Read On
  • Monday 10 August 2015

    Your finances in a new relationship

    If you’re planning to set up home with a new partner or spouse, it’s important to discuss how you’re going to manage your personal finances. Both of you are likely to have different views on this issue, coloured by experience. One or both may prefer to hold the purse strings, or not, but it will be down to you to find a solution that works. Read On
  • Monday 10 August 2015

    Divorce and dividing pensions

    Your pension will probably be your biggest asset after your home. All the money you’ve saved into it (except for your basic State Pension) will be taken into account when your assets are divided. It can be a complicated process to work out how to divide your pension fairly. This guide explains more about what you need to know.
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  • Monday 10 August 2015

    How much does a divorce cost?

    If your marriage or civil partnership has broken down, divorce or dissolution may be the next step. How much you’ll have to pay in legal and court fees depends on several factors, including your circumstances and where you live in the UK. Our guide explains more about average costs. Read On
  • Wednesday 29 July 2015

    How safe are Direct Debits?

    Direct Debits are a convenient way to make regular, fixed payments but how safe are they? Read On
  • Wednesday 29 July 2015

    Could you top-up your state pension?

    Millions of people will soon be able to to-up their state pension by up to £25 a week by paying a one-off lump sum. Who is eligible and how do top-ups work? Read On
  • Tuesday 21 July 2015

    The complete guide to giving gifts to grandchildren

    Annie Shaw looks at the best ways to give your grandchildren money at different stages of their lives, from being a baby, right through to adulthood. Read On
  • Tuesday 21 July 2015

    Using your mobile phone abroad

    Worried about racking up a huge mobile phone bill while on holiday? Follow our five top tips and keep costs down. Read On
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