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Here, you can read articles written in-house by Sterling & Law’s very own independent financial advisers on a full range of topics updated every month.

How good is your workplace pension?

How good is your workplace pension?

18th November 2020

If you’re employed in the UK (as opposed to self-employed) you should be auto-enrolled into a workplace pension unless you’ve chosen to opt out. But although auto-enrolment is a good thing, it’s not an excuse to sit back and take no further interest in your pension. Many people I meet have little or no idea Read more ›

How to avoid the 5 most common investor mistakes

How to avoid the 5 most common investor mistakes

3rd November 2020

Whilst making mistakes is natural, making them in investing can be painful and expensive. Poor judgement could hurt your investment journey and potential returns. Thankfully, we can learn from the past mistakes made by others. Here are five common investor mistakes you should watch out for: 1: Waiting for the right time: Many people wait Read more ›

Who do you need by your side when getting divorced?

Who do you need by your side when getting divorced?

27th October 2020

Divorce is considered one of the most stressful situations a person can find themselves in. It is no doubt a life changing event which no one should underestimate or go through alone. There are mixed and complicated emotions involved in the breakdown of any relationship. You’ll probably feel heart-broken, sad, angry, guilty or lonely; all Read more ›

How much money will I need to retire on?

How much money will I need to retire on?

12th October 2020

This is probably the most common question we get asked as financial advisers. Most people would agree that a lottery winning of a million would be very nice indeed. Some would however argue that a million wasn’t anywhere near enough. Of course, it depends. The amount of money that would be enough to simply get Read more ›

6 simple steps to setting financial goals

6 simple steps to setting financial goals

12th October 2020

Goals are important. No one ever achieves anything significant in life without a goal. Imagine having to shoot an arrow without being given a target.  Where would you aim? Wouldn’t your shot be a pointless waste of time and effort? Goals give us something to aim for; they take us forward in life. They are Read more ›

A question and answer session with your IFA

A question and answer session with your IFA

29th July 2020

Q: I have a fair bit in savings but I’m getting no interest on my money. I am nervous about the volatile stock market. How do I get a return on my money without the risk of losing it all? A: With interest rates at historic lows, things are great for borrowers but terrible for Read more ›

5 tips to help you start your own business

5 tips to help you start your own business

20th June 2020

“Furlough” is a word I had never come across until the Corona Virus crisis. Being on your company’s payroll, but – until the rules change on 1 July, not actually working for them must be very strange. In many cases, being furloughed could lead to an even worse state of affairs – a permanent reduction Read more ›

Five lessons to be learned from the pandemic

Five lessons to be learned from the pandemic

20th June 2020

t’s been a miserable few months for some and for others, it’s been downright ugly. Lockdown, working from home, physical distancing, new words like “furlough”, redundancies, loneliness, and worldwide losses on the stockmarket. Most businesses have suffered and some may never recover. But worst of all, there has been death, all around us, with over Read more ›

Holding your nerve

Holding your nerve

27th April 2020

Some good questions: Is it a good time to invest? Now the markets seem to have stabilised a little, should I cash everything in, or sell to cash? Should I continue to sit tight and ride out the storm? Rather than answer these questions individually, the following points will make reference to each in the context Read more ›

Coronavirus: 5 commonly asked financial questions

Coronavirus: 5 commonly asked financial questions

24th April 2020

With so many people dying every day, the biggest priority for anyone living in the UK should be keeping themselves and their families safe. As I write, we still haven’t reached the peak and the daily deaths being reported is sad, alarming and depressing. Britons are also looking for help with their finances in record Read more ›

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