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Guide: How to find purpose and get the most out of your retirement

cf guide <strong>Guide: How to find purpose and get the most out of your retirement</strong>

Retirement might be a chapter of your life you’ve been looking forward to for years. Perhaps you’ve been daydreaming about how you’ll make use of the extra time, or you’ve already planned an adventure to kickstart your life after work. Yet, for many people, retirement can be a difficult adjustment. While work often means less […]

The essential guide to mortgages

Most people who buy property will use some form of mortgage. Indeed, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), in the final quarter of 2023, the total amount borrowed through residential mortgages was £1,657.6 billion. While buying a property is an exciting time, the mortgage market may seem confusing. It can feel like there are […]

Guide: 7 valuable behaviours for successful investing

April Guide <strong>Guide: 7 valuable behaviours for successful investing</strong>

How do you grow your wealth when you’re investing? Choosing the “right” investments is just one of the ingredients needed for success. Indeed, your mindset and behaviours could have a much larger effect on the outcomes of your investments than you might think. Your approach to investing could influence the decisions you make when you […]

The guide to using equity release to unlock property wealth later in life

Clear Future 2 The guide to using equity release to unlock property wealth later in life

Your home may be one of the largest assets you have. With property wealth often inaccessible, you may be considering using equity release to unlock some of the money tied up in your home. According to the Equity Release Council, the average new customer unlocking property wealth releases almost £60,000. So, using equity release could […]

Guide: How to manage the harmful effects of inflation on your wealth

Clear Future Financial Planning Guide: How to manage the harmful effects of inflation on your wealth

For the last year, inflation has been high. If you’re worried about the effects of the rising cost of living, this guide could help you. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show, in the 12 months to April 2023, the rate of inflation was 8.7%. This is far above the Bank of England’s target […]

Financial wellbeing: 4 steps to creating a financial wellbeing plan

Clear Future Financial wellbeing: 4 steps to creating a financial wellbeing plan

While growing wealth is often an important part of a financial plan, understanding how you can use your money to reach goals and improve your wellbeing is crucial. It could help you get the most out of your wealth and lead to a more fulfilling life.  This guide offers practical steps that could help you […]

The essential guide to ISAs

Clear Future The essential guide to ISAs

ISAs have been around for more than two decades, but they’ve changed significantly since they were first introduced. This guide can help you understand why using an ISA to save or invest could be a valuable part of your financial plan. Read the guide to find out: Why ISAs are a tax-efficient way to save […]

Guide: Financial wellbeing: 6 ways to help you make better financial decisions

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Humans are hard-wired to make poor financial decisions. It’s just in our DNA. Financial wellbeing is a broad topic, covering all aspects of the relationship between money and our long-term happiness. It covers a wide variety of subjects, including how to manage money better, and how to use money to generate wellbeing. In some ways, […]

The parents’ guide to paying for university and student loans

Clear Future The parents’ guide to paying for university and student loans

The cost of going to university, including tuition fees and living costs How student loans work How students can fund postgraduate education What to consider if you want to make your child’s education part of your financial plan And more… Download your copy of “The parents’ guide to paying for university and student loans” to […]

Explained: The social care cap and what it means for you

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Next year, Boris Johnson’s social care cap will be introduced. So, what is it and what does it mean for you? The social care cap limits how much an individual will pay for care during their lifetime. It will start in October 2023. The cap is £86,000, but it may not be as generous as […]

The top 10 sporting events coming to the UK in summer 2022

clearfuture The top 10 sporting events coming to the UK in summer 2022

It’s fair to say that the UK is addicted to sport. After two years of events being affected by the Covid pandemic to some extent or another, there’s more of an excited air of anticipation than usual as we approach the summer. So, here’s a guide to 10 amazing sporting events you should put in […]