series: Intermediate

What is Offshore Investing?

What is Offshore Investing? By:Tim Bennett 17.11.2017The Paradise Papers have created another media frenzy around “offshore investing”. This week Tim Bennett demystifies a contentious concept. What is offshore investing? Few financial markets topics attract as much regular press attention as the existence of offshore jurisdictions. So, what are they and do they deserve all of …

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Retirement Saving: Lifetime ISAs vs Pensions

Retirement Saving: Lifetime ISAs vs Pensions By: Tim Bennett 04.08.2017A comparison of the Lifetime ISA with existing personal pensions as a way of saving for retirement. https://youtu.be/uUtSdTaiLCEEarlier this year the government launched the Lifetime ISA, billing it as a flexible savings vehicle that would allow first-time buyers and retirees to save money tax-efficiently. Here I focus …

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How Pension Drawdown Works

How Pension Drawdown Works By: Tim Bennett 04.05.2017Tim Bennett sheds some light on a key choice facing retirees under the pension freedom rules. https://youtu.be/x8zYCyLeBDYhttps://youtu.be/x8zYCyLeBDYThe decision about how best to generate an income in retirement is a complex one for many retirees. Here we take a quick look at where the drawdown route fits in. Accumulation versus …

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3 Ways Savers Can Help Their Children

3 Ways Savers Can Help Their Children By: Tim Bennett 15.12.2016This short video weighs up some of the best options for families wanting to start a Children’s Savings Account.

Three Simple Suggestions for Savers

Three Simple Suggestions for Savers By: Tim Bennett 18.01.2016With returns looking low on many assets, savers may feel they face an uphill struggle. So this week I offer three tips that should help anyone trying to build long-term wealth.

How Baby Boomers Can Help Boomerangers

How Baby Boomers Can Help Boomerangers By: Tim Bennett19.10.201525% of adults aged 20-34 still live with their parents according to the ONS. This week I suggest some ways that families can try to solve a growing problem.

How to Give Children a Financial Head Start

How to Give Children a Financial Head Start By: Tim Bennett06.05.2015 Today’s children face huge financial challenges. Here are three simple ways that parents can help.

The Looming Retirement Crisis

The Looming Retirement Crisis By: Tim Bennett25.02.2015 The first video in our three-part pensions series addresses the growing problem that faces post-Baby Boomer generations in retirement