Women and Money – Starting an Emergency Fund Treat your mind like money, don’t waste it. – Sophia Amoruso is an American businesswoman. At age 22, she started an online eBay store selling vintage clothing and other items, which she named “Nasty Gal Vintage”. In 2016, she was named one of the richest self-made women in the world by Forbes. Your emergency fund is the foundation block to longer term savings.
Women and Money – Good Financial Habits/Finding a Place to Start It’s time for that financial overhaul. Maybe you’re tired of getting to the end of the month and counting the days (hours?) to the next pay day, or maybe it’s the reverse and you have excess that lingers in your bank account doing nothing. Whatever the motivation, it’s time to make your money work for you! So, where do you start? My advice is get a hand
Should I combine my pensions? Many people have multiple pensions from a series of employers and keeping track of them all can be a headache. Whether to combine them or not depends on a variety of elements: Where are your pension funds at the moment? What are the charges? How flexible are the contracts? What are the reasons for combining them? Although clients often think that there is a need to ‘tidy up’ their pensio
Women and Money – Is it different? I recently read a quote on a twitter feed – “A woman’s best protection is a little money of her own” (Clare Boothe Luce). Born in 1903, Clare Boothe Luce was an American author, politician, U.S. Ambassador and public conservative figure. She was the first American woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad So? What do you think? I disagree – why settle for a li
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, gave his first Autumn budget on Wednesday. Georgina Wright, Chartered Financial Planner at Abbotstone Financial Solutions looks at the main points as to what they mean for you and how this has played out against her own predictions. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has slashed its forecast for economic growth over the next few years. This may be a result of B
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