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Insurance – what you need and what you don’t

Insuring and protecting those you love

Insurance is a crucial part of financial planning. This should be taken seriously. Having the right insurance could get you out of a hole at a time of desperation. But which insurance is non-essential, and which should you buy if you don’t already have cover? If you are single and have no dependents You may be […]

From despair to hope in one phone call

When my client Eddie’s number came up on my phone, I expected him to be enquiring about topping up his pension and ISA. Eddie was a self-employed high-end carpenter, making stylish, unusual, high-quality dining tables, desks and chairs for boutique furniture shops in London, Paris, Milan and New York. He was doing well, and would […]

Insurance: the most important investment

When the subject of protection or insurance comes up (also known as life assurance or critical illness cover as examples) most people tend to avoid thinking about it because, frankly, it’s quite scary. What will happen to my family if I was to die? Would they have enough? What would happen to the mortgage? All […]

A little joy in a hopeless place

“I’ve always been quite a big girl with a healthy appetite. After my second child was born, my weight settled down at about 12 stone and nothing I did made a difference. When I reached 33, I gave up trying to lose weight and spent more time trying to be healthy and happy within myself. […]

Insurance can really be a joy when you need it!

Single Mum Wendy’s symptoms started when she slowly started losing interest in eating at the beginning of 2014. “I got on with life as usual but it was only when my sister asked me how I had lost so much weight that I realised with a start that I had dropped two stone in the […]

Is critical illness cover worth the expense?

Most homebuyers purchase life insurance when they arrange a mortgage, but only a minority will take up another form of financial protection that is five times more likely to pay out. Critical illness cover pays a tax-free lump sum on diagnosis of any one of a list of serious (critical) illnesses, including cancer and heart […]