Top 10 Articles – April 2009

The following is a list of the Top 10 articles visited in April 2009: –

1. New Tax Year – New ISA Allowance

The start of the new tax year on 6th April 2009 marked the opportunity for another tranche of money to be invested in a tax-efficient manner in an ISA.

2. Change in ISA Allowance – Budget 2009

In his recent Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer increased the ISA allowance to £10,200 per tax year – read the above article – the devil is in the detail!

3. Budget 2009 – Key Changes

A summary of the main changes and issues covered in Budget 2009 which may affect you and your wealth.

4. Tax Allowances and Rates – 2009

The start of the new tax year on 6th April heralded a number of changes in rates of taxation and allowances – read the article above to see just how much more money you will pay in tax this year.

5. It’s not how much you save, it’s how long

A great article introducing the time value of money as well as the principle of compoun growth and interest.

6. 10 Great Reasons to Write a Will

What I feel is one of the most powerful and beneficial articles of the last month – if you do nothing else this year, please read this article and make a Will.

7. An Introduction to Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax is a tax paid by those who distrust their children more than they distrust the Government. Plan early to avoid the simplest of taxes to avoid.

8. Cashflow Forecasting – plan your cashflow for the next 12 months

Short article on the principle of cashflows – how controlling your cash is an excellent habit to form – handy Excel cashflow spreadsheet available to download as well!

9. “Parking Cash” in an ISA

Great facility allowing you to place full amount into an ISA without the need to commit to investing the full amount from day one if you are concerned about stock markets and other asset classes falling further.

10. State Pension – how much will you get?

An introduction to the State pension with valuable information on changes in state pension age as well as how to obtain your own State pension forecast free of charge!

The above list details the Top 10 articles published on shrewdcookie.com in the last month based on visitor data.

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