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Self-employed? Here's a personal finance check list

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:03

The number of self-employed in the UK has risen to a 40-year high leaving 4.6 million people totally responsible for their pension and insurance cover.

Divorce: the £5.7bn bill of splitting up and starting again

by Charlie Morgan on Aug 20, 2014 at 16:26

New figures show the cost of ending a marriage has soared 57% in the past eight years with higher house prices and luxuries to blame.

Retiring now? You can still benefit from next year's pension changes

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 18, 2014 at 16:11

Hargreaves Lansdown offers new 'bridge' account to enable retirees to take advantage of next year's pension reforms.

The Accumulator: phew, what a week!

by Daniel Grote on Aug 15, 2014 at 15:03

Markets rally as weak economic data convinces investors era of cheap money will persist for a while yet.

Stop emotion clouding your investment decisions

by Mike Deverell on Aug 15, 2014 at 10:59

It is easy to get scared and sell at the wrong time, or get greedy and hold too long. Here's how to avoid that happening.

Employers short-changing workers in cash for pension swap

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 13, 2014 at 13:35

Employees shouldn't be encouraged to transfer out of generous defined benefit pensions.

5 reasons the surge in first-time buyers won't last

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 12, 2014 at 11:14

Mortgage lending to first-time buyers has hit a seven-year high, but the market is set to get tougher.

5 ways to take your pension under the new rules

by Michelle McGagh on Aug 11, 2014 at 14:38

The government has set out how its Budget changes to pensions will work. Here's what it means for you.

Week Ahead: investors on red alert over Russia and Iraq

by Daniel Grote on Aug 08, 2014 at 16:37

Geopolitical tensions are set to overshadow economic data in the coming week.

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