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Congratulations! You’ve realised that it’s time to make some decisions, to take some action.

Lots of people, particularly small business owners, are too busy getting on with their day to day life to find the time to stand back and decide what they really want, let alone doing anything to achieve it.

They know they should get it sorted, but where to start? Dealing with money and financial matters can be confusing and overwhelming. So it goes on the “too difficult” pile for another day.

Take the next step and call us to find out how you can take advantage of a free 60 minute meeting – a chance to start planning now.

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  • Hillary Carden

    Hi, I’m Hilary. So many people I meet socially tell me that they keep meaning to sort out their pensions, investments, financial planning – but they don’t! Well, we’re here to make sure that you are not one of those people.

    Give me or the team a call now on 0117 290 0370 for more information or to take advantage of a free 60 minute planning meeting

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It's all about you

We believe in building long term relationships rather than giving one off pieces of advice. This means we can see the whole picture, establishing both short and long term goals. As we see it, financial and retirement planning is not a sprint, it's a long distance run, and we're with you for the duration.

Mrs B, Bristol

I like the fact that at our reviews, I feel I am discussing my affairs with a well-informed friend rather than a staid financial institute. I like receiving sensible uncomplicated suggestions to improve my situation and the fact that I am not badgered to make immediate decisions

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Dividends and Pension Contributions

By Hilary Carden on in Pensions

In the current tax year ending 5th April 2016 the annual pension contribution limit (known as the Annual Allowance) is £40,000. For many people, this limit won’t worry them.  And if you want to pay a large amount into your pension scheme, you may be able to use unused allowances from up to three previous […]

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New Pensions Minister is not an MP

By Hilary Carden on in Uncategorized

Ros Altmann, ex city banker, analyst and economist describes herself as an “independent policy expert and older workers champion”. In 2014 she was awarded a CBE in recognition of services to pensioners and pension provision. In a surprise appointment she has been named by David Cameron as the next pensions minister. She replaces Lib Dem […]

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By Hilary Carden on in Pensions

One of the casualties of yesterday’s election is Steve Webb, formerly the Liberal Democrat MP for Thornbury and Yate, near Bristol. So what, I hear you say? Well, Steve was the longest serving pensions minister and has been instrumental in reforming the state pension and introducing the new pension freedoms this year. You probably know […]

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