With just a couple of weeks to go until the tax year ends, many investors will be finalising their plans to use up their 2020/21 allowances, including the annual £20,000 ISA allowance.
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Never has the need to search for light seemed stronger than it has in the past year. Unexpectedly, the world as we knew it plunged into disarray; everyday news was filled with economic markets crashes, business collapses and society as we know it, has become a distant memory. It feels we have been living a through a time of great upheaval.
Lockdown home-schooling may be testing the patience of many parents around the UK, however in terms of resources, things have developed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
For the most part of a year now, we have been on “lockdown”; staying at home in a bid to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and to protect the vital NHS.
Over the past ten years, the Bank of Mum and Dad has become a regular lender for young people around the UK.* For first time house buyers, it has become common to receive a loan from parents to establish a foot on the property ladder, with research this year showing nearly one in four home purchases are backed by “the Bank of Mum and Dad”.
Becoming a university student involves a lot of life changes. Not only are you learning a whole new subject, making new friends and getting used to a new city, but you also need to start learning how to pay bills and how to find the money to have fun! We have pulled together a quick guide to ease you in to living independently.
Talking about money and personal finances is perhaps one of the most classic British taboos*. As the saying goes: “There are two things you never talk about in life: money and politics”.
Imagine being stuck in a world where you can’t ever grow up. A Peter Pan fantasy for many, but instead of the giddy fun of magical fairies and swash-buckling pirates, many millennials nowadays are finding living the fairy tale is more frustrating than dream-like.