February 2017

28 Feb

Tax doesn’t have to be taxing

Tax isn't the most exciting topic but as we approach the end of another tax year, it’s important to remind ourselves of the need to make the most of all available tax reliefs and allowances. Here’s our list of top five tax allowances that...

28 Feb

The power of one degree course correction

In 1979 a passenger jet carrying 257 people left New Zealand for a sightseeing flight to Antarctica and back. Unknown to the pilots, however, there was a minor 2 degree error in the flight coordinates. This placed the aircraft 28 miles to the east of...

28 Feb

How spending needs change in retirement

If I had a pound for every time someone in financial services talks about spending in retirement as being ‘U-shaped’, I’d probably have enough money by now to never have to work again! It’s a commonly held view that most people spend more early in...