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Could Angelina Jolie have claimed on critical illness?

After learning that she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer, Miss Jolie decided that she would undergo a preventative double mastectomy to minimise the risk to fewer than

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Don’t be caught out by the falling lifetime allowance

With a little bit of notice you can plan ahead of the day, look at any alternatives, and take appropriate action. Therefore on the theme of advance warning, from 6

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I could fix my boiler so why not pick my annuity?

Obviously, it had to be simple as it was just a boiler. Needless to say shortly thereafter with my family’s demands for hot water ringing in my ears I phoned

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Understanding pension investment options

Most people don’t understand the different sorts of investments but it’s not as difficult as you might think, particularly if you ignore all the “high-alpha, multi-asset, diversified growth” gobbledegook spewed

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Over half will be on pension poverty line

The number of people saving adequately for retirement is at an all time low. Only 45% are saving enough to ensure a comfortable retirement and one in five are saving

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How to save with gold

It was here that he expressed his fears over the havoc quantitative easing and its unwinding may wreak. He is, as everyone should be, acutely aware of what the money

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Diversify to avoid over exposure to China

The initial popularity of the trust was down to the reputation of its manager Anthony Bolton, who yesterday announced his retirement from the fund from April next year, alongside the

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Why choose an investment trust?

The brainchild of Sir Philip Rose, a lawyer, it aimed to give “the investor of moderate means the same advantages as large Capitalists, in diminishing the risk of investing” across

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Why invest in an index tracker fund?

It was a wonderfully simple idea: instead of trying to guess which shares would perform best, a fund could simply buy all of them and therefore achieve overall returns very

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Tinpot critical illness cover is a false economy

Each year in the UK 320,000 people are newly diagnosed with cancer and well over 200,000 suffer a heart attack or a stroke. Critical illness plans are constantly evolving and