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By Morgan Williams & Co.
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8 fantastic reasons to support local causes for Small Charity Week

Every year, the UK celebrates Small Charity Week. The event’s goal is to raise awareness for the thousands of local causes which make a huge difference to vulnerable communities across the UK and the rest of the world. This year’s theme is “Resilient Charities for Stronger Communities”, and the movement is encouraging everyone to get...
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10 unexpected effects of the work-from-home trend

The Covid-19 pandemic led to a huge rise in the number of people working from home. Four years on, 4 in 10 workers still work from home at least some of the time. Whether you miss the office or are pleased to work from the comfort of your own home, no one can deny that...
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How to calculate what’s “enough” when selling your business

If you’re a business owner, selling your business might be a key part of your long-term finances. You may plan to use the sale proceeds to retire, provide greater financial freedom, or fund your next project. So, understanding how much is “enough” could be vital. Even if you’re not planning to exit your business any...
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How to make the unexpected part of your financial plan

When you set out how to reach your financial goals, you might think about the steps you need to take. Just as important could be considering how the unexpected might affect your financial plan. Read on to find out how the unexpected may affect you and how an effective plan could keep you on the...
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3 practical reasons to check your State Pension forecast before you retire

The State Pension is often a useful foundation when you’re creating an income in retirement. Yet, a survey from Just Group found that a third of people didn’t check their State Pension forecast before stopping work. While the State Pension might not be your primary income in retirement, it’s often valuable because it’s reliable –...
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Investment market update: April 2024

Interest rates and inflation continued to affect markets around the world in April 2024. Read on to find out what else may have affected investment markets and your portfolio in April. Expectations of interest rate cuts were good news for gold. Investors who feared falling interest rates would lead to lower returns on cash and...
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How financial protection could offer security to parents 

As a parent, your child facing an illness could affect your finances just as much as becoming ill yourself. Appropriate financial protection could offer you a safety net when you need it most, including if you need to take a long period off work to care for your child. Read on to find out how...
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6 delicious holiday destinations that promise to be perfect for foodies

Embarking on a holiday is about more than simply sightseeing – it’s also your chance to experience new and tantalising local dishes from around the world. An increasing number of people worldwide enjoy exploring exotic flavours during their time abroad. Acorn Tourism Consulting states that food tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing...
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Why taking part in National Walking Month could help you embrace creativity

Living in such a picturesque country as the UK certainly has its benefits, namely the abundance of opportunities for breathtaking walks. Whether exploring the rugged Yorkshire moors or strolling through the tranquil Lake District, the UK is truly a nation of walkers. In fact, data on the government website reveals that the average person made...
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