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Now's the time to get into good financial shape

Darren McKeever
WITH many of us now making resolutions to improve health and fitness in the New Year, now's the perfect time to give your finances the once over to ensure your financial future is in good shape in 2017.

Avoid making your New Year a taxing time

Paddy Harty
QUESTION : I run a small family construction business and plan to leave my books and records in with my accountant early in the New Year to allow him to prepare my accounts and tax returns.

Are you an ostrich or a wise owl?

Michael Kennedy
THOSE clever people at the Skipton Building Society have come up with a zany system that classifies us as into particular ‘creature types’, when it comes to preparing for our retirement.

Are you banking on taking future financial risks?

Darren McKeever
With Royal Bank of Scotland in the news after two of the five groups of shareholders suing the bank rejected a settlement claim, how can you ensure you manage your risk in future? A lot has happened over the last eight years and in some cases, 2008 seems like a lifetime ago.

Peace of mind is for life – not just for Christmas

Michael Kennedy
WITH just 13 days to go, would you like to know what this festive season is likely to have cost you, by the time you are carving the turkey on Christmas Day? Well, we know that nowadays, the run-up to Christmas almost follows on from Halloween.

State pension 'is still in intensive care'

Michael Kennedy
Anyone listening to the Chancellor Philip Hammond in last week’s Autumn Statement might have had the impression that he hasn’t touched our pensions.

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