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Flying The Nest To Uni: How Much Does It Cost? And Is It Worth It?

This week thousands of new undergraduates in the UK are starting university. Many are frightened at just how much their degree is going to cost but research shows that a university education is worth the money. Parents can ease the burden by planning ahead. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has just released…

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South African Expatriates Examining Exit Strategy

South Africans living abroad are understandably looking at their options in the light of proposed changes to rules regarding the taxation of retirement funds upon emigration in 2022 South African expatriates are already subject to a so-called ‘exit tax’ when they become resident abroad, but the National Treasury plans to introduce an additional tax on…

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International Self-Care Day: Reduce Stress With Sound Financial Planning

24th July is International Self-Care Day which promotes self-care as a vital foundation of health. Financial planning may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of self-care but we know that financial problems can take a huge toll on our mental and physical health. Getting your finances in order significantly…

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Think You Won’t Qualify For A UK State Pension? You Might Be Missing A Trick

If you are a British expat living overseas, and you have already paid some UK National Insurance contributions, you may be able to secure yourself a UK state pension, even if you don’t ever intend to return to the UK. Here’s how. The full UK state pension is currently £179.60 a week (2021-2022) which works…

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Five Financial Planning Challenges Faced By The LGBTQ+ Community

Members of the LGBTQ+ community are no strangers to overcoming hurdles. Whether it’s fighting discrimination in the workplace or demanding equal rights for same-sex couples, there is still a long way to go in many parts of the world to gain true equality for those who identify as LGBTQ+. And there is no shortage of…