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Reminder – Cash ISA Allowance is Increasing!

Just a quick reminder that, as of 6th October 2009, the maximum which someone aged over 50 can pay into a Cash ISA in the current tax year is increasing from £3,600 to £5,100.

In the last Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer increased the Stocks and Shares ISA allowance from £7,200 to £10,200 for those aged over 50 (before 5th April 2010) with the increase coming into effect on 6th October 2009.

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Top 10 Articles – June 2009

The following is a list of the top ten articles visited in June 2009.

1. Pay Yourself First – the first step in wealth creation

Those who save first then spend invariably end up better off than those who spend first and save what is left.

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Personal Finance Questions – April 2009

In this new feature we will answer some of the many questions we have been receiving from visitors to shrewdcookie.com. It is often said that if you ask a question chances are that many other people also want to ask that very same question.

Although we receive a large number of personal questions we have to remind you that we do not give financial advice on this website – we encourage you to visit an independent financial adviser, solicitor or accountant if you wish to discuss any particular course of action which may be prompted by an article you read on our site.

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Top 10 Articles – April 2009

This article contains the Top 10 articles read by our visitors in April 2009. There are some fantastic articles here covering ISA’s, increase in ISA allowance, changes in the Budget 2009, Inheritance Tax planning, 10 Great reasons for writing a will etc. Read more…..

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Concerned about Stock Markets? ISA Cash Park

How to Park your Money in an ISA

Many people are concerned about the current state of UK and world stock markets, together with other investment asset classes, yet they would still like to utilise their ISA allowance for the future tax-efficient benefits which an ISA investment can provide.

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Change in ISA Allowances – Budget 2009

Budget 2009 – ISA Allowance Increased – from 6th October 2009

In his Budget speech on the afternoon of 22nd April 2009, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, announced that with the maximum amount which can be invested in a tax-efficient ISA will rise from £7,200 to £10,200. Read more……..

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New Tax Year – New ISA Allowance – 2009/2010

Yesterday, 6th April 2009, marked the beginning of a new tax year – all last year’s planning is now closed and we each start the new tax year with a clean slate and the opportunity to make positive changes in our personal finances.

With the dawning of a new tax year comes the ability to contribute to another ISA allowance.

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ISA’s – Individual Savings Accounts

As we approach the end of another tax year on 5th April many will be mindful of the need to fully utilise their ISA allowance – you may have heard people mention ISA’s but you’re not quite sure what they’re all about – something tells you they’re risky!

An ISA (Individual Savings Account) is a form of tax-efficient savings and investment product.

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