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We work with you, taking time to examine your existing plans and uncover your desired outcomes, before advising you on what actions to take to improve your position. You can action this yourself, but many ask us to make any agreed changes for them. You do not have to pay ongoing fees as our paid review service is optional.
Financial planning is really quite simple – “spend less than you earn”. However, life is complicated as we like to change jobs, homes, start a family, care for the young and the old. This is where savings (in the form of cash, investments and pensions), mortgages and protection plans become useful. Retirement Planning forms a part of Financial Planning, with a specific focus on retirement and pensions, but also any other resources you may have. This can include savings, ISAs, investments, shares, other property, state pensions, inheritances.
The key to estate planning is to understand the full value of your estate, the nature of those assets on death and how you would like the proceeds divided between your loved ones, wider family, friends and charity. Certain assets such as commercial property, farmland, private company and some AIM listed shares attract valuable tax reliefs. You need to think carefully about whom you leave these assets to on your death, if you wish to minimise any future inheritance tax that may become payable.