Here is our usual monthly list of the top 10 read articles on shrewdcookie.com in September – there are some surprising entries!
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.
An investment bond is more than just another investment product – it can be an excellent tool for planning income in retirement as we all as being used inconjunction with a suitable trust as an estate and inheritance tax planning tool.
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.
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…..
In our previous article we considered the basics of will writing, setting out the key people involved in the writing and execution of a Will.
In this article we will consider the REAL benefits to be enjoyed from ensuring you have a properly written Will.
10 Great Reasons Why You Should Write a Will
Why you need a Will –
There are many reasons why it is prudent from a personal, as well family perspective, to ensure you have a suitably worded Will in place – and Will Planning is not just for old people either!
The new tax year commencing on 6th April 2009 brings with a new range of tax relief, rates and allowances. These are subject to change – please check current rates with an Accountant before acting on them.
This article is an introduction to Trusts and how they can be used in financial planning to achieve your money and wealth goals not only as a tax planning tool but also to protect your existing wealth.
In this second part of a three part series we will consider the main allowances and reliefs which can be used to reduce your liability to Inheritance Tax.
The Nil Rate Band currently stands at £312,000 – on the first £312,000 of your net taxable estate IHT is payable at 0% – hence the name “Nil Rate Band”.