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Pensions Put Back May Mean More Relying on Equity Release

Posted by Levi Dynon On Dec - 31 - 2017

The proposal by the government to put back the age at which pensions may be drawn may leave some pensioners struggling financially and could see more relying on equity release.

Initially the pension age was to be equalised to 65 in 2020 and 66 by 2026; agreed when the Coalition Government came to power. This has now been altered to 65 years old for men and women by 2018, leaving many two years short to plan for their retirement.

Around 300,000 women are thought to be affected by this proposal; those born between 1953 and 1954. Many affected by this will have to work two more years than originally planned before they are able to claim their pensions.

Some women will have just seven years to prepare financially and one of the choices may well be looking into equity release schemes to release money from the equity in the property.

Equity release schemes are of course just one of the ways that women, worried about their finances, could find income.

How to avoid dipping into your savings account

Posted by Jorja Marion On Dec - 18 - 2017

Saving money is not easy, but perhaps more difficult is stopping oneself from diving into those savings.

It’s a constant battle for consumers to save money. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, personal saving as a percentage of disposable personal income dipped year over year in September from 5.3 percent in 2010 to 3.6 percent in 2011.

To become a better saver, Bankrate offers a few suggestions on how to avoid dipping into your hard-earned savings.

“I recommend opening a money market account at a bank where you have no other accounts. A small credit union is even better, so you can perhaps earn a better rate,” says Kelley Long, a Chicago CPA and personal finance coach.

She also advises savers not to get an ATM card or sign up for Internet account access.

1.00% APY Best money market rate with El Paso Employees Federal Credit Union

Posted by Jesse Shand On Dec - 18 - 2017

El Paso Employees Federal Credit Union invites its members to take advantage of their money market account. This money in the bank deal is tiered and has the following current money market rates:

  • $2,500 to $24,999.99      0.75% APY
  • $25,000 and above          1.00% APY

Individuals who want to earn this best money market account requires a minimum deposit of $2,500 to open an account. You also need to maintain an average daily balance of $2,500 or more to earn this best interest rate at the same time to avoid the $5 monthly service fee.

Federal regulations limits you of up to 6 transfers or withdrawals per statements cycle. The tra

Tax Problem Attorney Blog Named to Top 20 Tax Law Blogs List

Posted by Levi Dynon On Dec - 16 - 2017

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Don’t Take The Risk Of No Insurance.

Posted by Jorja Marion On Dec - 5 - 2017

If you want to drive a motor on the public roads, then you must purchase motor insurance. Failure to do so will result in prosecution, but not only that, it can result in heavy financial losses. If you drive without insurance, then in the event of an accident, you will not be able to recoup any money to have the motor fixed or replaced.

You may be thinking, ‘yes, but I’m a good driver, I’ll never crash’. Ok, so you may be a good driver, you may even be the world’s best driver, but that does not mean you will not have an accident. Other drivers sometimes cause accidents, so you can be the best in the world, but if you encounter a very poor driver, you may still have an accident nonetheless. Therefore, motor insurance is essential and it is there for everyone’s benefit. It may be e