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Six tried and trusted principles to help you reach your investment goals.

If you’re new to investing, knowing where to start can be a daunting task. The reality is that people should start saving and investing as early as possible.

The growth of savings and the power of compounding gives an enormous head start to those who can put money aside and invest in the early stages of their lives and careers – and building an investment portfolio is one proven way to grow money and wealth.

Every investor needs to ask themselves the same basic questions before getting started. You need to have a clear understanding of your investment goals.

What are you trying to achieve?

Are you looking for growth, income or both?

How much risk are you willing to take on?

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Need help navigating the cost of living crisis?

The first thing you need to do is take control of the situation. It’s easy to get discouraged when trying to address the rising cost of living and the impact it may have on your everyday life, but it’s important that you don’t give up.

If you would like to talk to us about how we could help, we’re here to listen.

Inflation is the highest it has been for 30 years, and no one is immune to the effects of rising costs of energy, petrol, food, as well as tax. National Insurance increased by 1.25 percentage points from 6 April.

10 ways to help manage your finances

1. Save money on your energy bills. If you’re finding it hard to pay your energy bills, contact your provider as they should help you with ways to pay, and don’t be afraid to ask for help from a debt advice charity if you’re struggling.

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Have I saved enough to retire?

Difficult one to answer. It requires a lot of information about you, your family, your income needs in retirement, and an understanding of the various financial vehicles available for saving and investing before it can be answered definitively.

It’s hard to know exactly how much you’ll need in later life because everyone has different circumstances and different expectations. But by planning how much you’ll need, and working out how best to build up your pension pot, you’ll be in a better position to live your best life in later life.

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Setting financial and lifestyle goals.

The start of the new year is the perfect time to obtain professional financial advice and in doing so help secure your future – and that of your family – for years to come. Whether it’s advice on significant lifestyle changes, such preparing for your retirement, helping your children buy their first home or investing to beat inflation, we can help.

Just setting goals doesn’t guarantee success – setting goals is only one part of a process that can lead you to success.

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Guide to Tax Year-End Planning

It’s important to keep up with any tax changes that could affect your tax position in the future. Taking action now before 5 April could potentially save you thousands of pounds. The UK tax system is notoriously complex, but the benefits of structuring our finances tax efficiently can be significant. We’ve provided a summary and some key tax and financial planning areas that may be appropriate to certain taxpayers and should be considered prior to the end of the tax year on Tuesday 5 April 2022.

Identifying any tax planning opportunities. Personal circumstances differ, so if you have any questions or if there is a particular area you are concerned about, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have not done so already, take the time to carry out a review of your tax and financial affairs to identify any tax planning opportunities and take action before it’s too late.

Tips to help you get ahead on managing your tax affairs:

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