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 ”Men hear what they want to hear and disregard the rest.” – Paul Simon ‘The Boxer’

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2021 Protection Update

2021
Protection Update – how much could you be supported?
Insurance is a critical part of maintaining financial stability – as an Independent Financial Advice firm we are able to give advice on all areas of protection, be it for your Mortgage, your Family, or your Income.
Statistics recently released by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show the average protection payout in the UK to be £14,994. In total, £1.6 million was paid out each day across the UK, for a total of £6.8
billion (with a B!).
Give us a call on 028 9332 2822 to arrange a free protection review and…

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Quote of the Day

 “Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often.”
– Mark Twain, the ‘Father of American Literature’

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Four tips to help you protect your pension from scammers.

Four tips to help you protect your pension from scammers.

The UK government says that between January 2015 and December 2019 there were over 3,000 reports of pension fraud to Action Fraud,
and that this number is unrepresentative of the true scale of the problem as many do not realise that their pensions have been scammed until they retire.
 
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has released four top tips to help you avoid scammers;
 
1.     
Reject unexpected offers.
2.     
Check who you are dealing with (you can check a firm’s credentials by entering their FCA number on the FCA website; https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/financial-services-register).
3.     
Do not be rushed or pressured.
4.     
Get impartial…

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Quote of the Day 2

 ”Saving is a fine thing, especially when your parents have done it for you.” – Winston Churchill

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Ultimate Financial Plan

The Ultimate Financial Plan
Financial planning is something few of us actually sit down and consider. Generally speaking, we plod along month to month and if there’s a spare bundle of cash left in our accounts, we go and treat ourselves.
However,
it is important to consider the future and plan for those rainy days, potential job redundancies, retirement, or our children’s future.
Before you embark upon financial planning, it is most important to sort out your debts. Debt is a weight on our shoulders and is something we need to remove before we get into the knitty gritty of financial planning.
Why should you have…

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 “When you change your thinking, you change your actions.
When you change your actions, you change your future.” – Zig Ziglar, Author and Speaker.

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Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.
–       
Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister
 
We adopt a similar motto at Financial Foresight; “Plan to stick, stick to plan” – James Smyth.

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Appliances Draining Electricity

 Five appliances adding £290 a year to your energy bill even when switched off.
‘Vampire appliances’ which drain power even when you are not using them can add almost £300 a year to your energy bill.
British Gas said that up to 23% of British homes’ energy use could power vampire appliances – that’s
£293 of the average energy bill capped at £1,277 a year.
The cost of variable rate energy bills for the average household is capped by regulator Ofgem. That cap is rising from to £1,971 on April 1 .
Energy expert Rob Bohm says these devices add up to billions of pounds in wasted power…

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Quote of the Day

 The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
–       
Bertrand Russell,
British Philosopher and Mathematician

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