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How to bet and better your odds

Two-thirds of the country’s adult population are likely to place a bet. The clever ones will normally place their money on a horse tipped to do well on the day

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Income from your life cover

The majority of people tend to opt for what is called a lump-sum level-term policy. Which means that if those covered under the policy pass away within a set period

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Is DIY investing a false economy?

This in part has been spurred on by the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) which has made it harder for many people to access good quality independent financial advice and also

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Planning for inheritance tax

As the cost of living increases and the first rung on the housing ladder becomes further from first time buyers’ grasp, we worry about how future generations will cope and

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Government crackdown on PPI claims pests

  Tough new rules are being introduced as the part of a package of ongoing work by government to crack down on the rogue firms responsible for bombarding the public

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Retail rents finally on the rise

With winter fast approaching 27% more chartered surveyors reported rises rather than falls in demand for shops – a record high. RICS said while demand is still historically very low,

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Whole of life insurance could be better than term assurance

The consequence of this however is that declining health in old age results in significant issues: rising care costs, our families being taxed on the homes and estates we leave

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Marriage is an investment and so is retirement

Yes, I do adore you but I’ve ticked the box which means that we get a bit more while I’m alive but if I don’t outlive you – well, it

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Mortgages and insurance should go hand in hand

For the rest of the UK mortgages have been, and will remain, a core aspect of our life cycle. The desire to be on the housing ladder – whilst diminishing

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Claiming for damage after the storm

Aviva said damage caused by falling trees and walls, lost tiles and weather damage to roofs are the most common claims so far and confirmed it has drafted in extra