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Between 2001-2016, the number of self-employed people in the UK labour market increased from 3.3 million to 4.8 million (more than 45%), contributing around one third of total employment growth in this period. (Office for National Statistics, 2017) Many people become self-employed due to a forced c...
For so long it has been a life goal for so many people to become a homeowner. “Get on the property ladder and live happily ever after,” you would easily be led to believe. Generally speaking, in 2018, owning your own home has become much harder to achieve than in previous generations. In...
HOW MUCH MONEY IS ENOUGH?

15 August 2018

There is so much we all want to do in life, now and in retirement, that it can be a scary prospect to know how much money we will need in order to do it. Life doesn’t simply go to plan and even if you were fortunate enough that it did, that wouldn’t take into account economic and social...
According to new research, millennials are backing Bitcoin as a better investment than relying on house price growth to increase personal wealth. The research, among 3,000 millennials (those aged 21-35), found three-quarters say they believe there are more rewarding investments to be made than...
Getting fit is different for all of us. Some people religiously go to the gym five times a week for a Spartan-like workout and it’s still not enough for them, whilst others feel great from just walking the dog. We all have different goals and our financial goals are no different. The good news...
Employee Benefits, or lack of, give a great impression of a business. The perks of the job tell your employees how you value their work, the culture you are trying to build and how they are a part of the company’s future. The tough part for businesses is knowing which benefits your staff actu...
How do some people achieve their desired level of wealth and others simply don’t? There are many different factors and variables to answer such a question but it nearly always doesn’t happen just by accident. One way in which it is possible to grow your money is through the concept of &l...
There are times when we can become complacent and think that financial difficulties only affect other people and not us. It is easy to develop the mindset of believing ‘those sorts of things won’t happen to me’. That is, until they do. If the unexpected did happen, would you be pr...
According to recent research by Scottish Widows, 53% of men in the UK with dependent children have no life insurance. 3.9 million Dads (a number that makes this research very real indeed) are potentially putting their family’s financial security at risk should the unexpected happen. Like man...
Just three of the UK's 100 largest towns and cities are building enough houses to keep up with the rising population, according to government reports. Between 2011 and 2016, the population of Britain's largest towns and cities grew by nearly 1.6 million people. In that same period only 405,000 new ...
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