The UK referendum vote to leave the EU has caused quite the scare amongst future retirees.  A recent survey by retirement expert Prudential shows that the Brexit effect is creating uncertainty among people planning to retire in 2017, with more than one in four (27%) of this year’s retirees worried that the decision to leave the EU will negatively impact their finances in the long-term.

Following on from this recent survey, Angela Maher, Acumen Financial Partnership’s, Managing Director was invited onto Tony Snell’s this morning show on BBC Radio Merseyside to offer advice. You can listen again by going to the BBC Radio Merseyside website and starting at 1:07.

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You may be familiar with child benefits, however are you and your family claiming this correctly? Every family can claim Child benefit, however since 2013 any household where the earnings are more than £60,000 is classified as having a “high income”, so the income tax charge cancels it out. In this article, Acumen explain the benefits of claiming child benefits and how this can assist with your pension in later life. Read more of this entry >>

Recently, the rate of inflation has increased at a dramatically higher rate in previous years. As inflation rises, consumers will inevitably pay the price through the rising cost of consumer goods such as food, white goods or even the price of a glass of wine. In this article, Acumen has investigated the potential impact of inflation on our finances and suggests strategies that can soften the blow. Read more of this entry >>

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