The cost of university: Man writing budget plan

The cost of university

We’re half way through September, which can only mean one thing – Freshers week! Freshers week offers an experience that is usually enjoyed once, but never forgotten. For most it represents the first steps of independence, setting foot into a new world, never looking back. And whilst much of it will be stepping into the unknown,… Read more »

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The Importance of Having Goals

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve”. Napoleon Hill The process of setting goals and putting a plan of action in place to achieve them is probably the single most important step someone can take towards success in life. Imagine setting out on a long journey without a clear idea… Read more »

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Our disciplined investment approach

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin Clients’ needs are at the forefront of the Furnley House financial planning service and investment proposition and our mission is to help more people to live the life they want to live. Our disciplined investment approach has been designed with our clients in mind.  We… Read more »

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How the Budget might affect you

It’s one the biggest events of the year that affects your finances, so what did Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer say in this week’s Budget that may affect you? Here’s a few thoughts from the Managing Director of Furnley House, Stefan Fura. There were a few things announced that I believe will impact our… Read more »

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We take the long view

Our team are a young, vibrant bunch who want to be with you for the long-term; planning ahead and being around to support, advise and help you with your ever-changing financial needs. Our shared values guide our actions and define how we behave with our clients, our staff, professional connections and our community. We care… Read more »

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How the rise in Interest Rates might affect you

The Bank of England has this week made a change to interest rates; the first rise in a record ten years. The last time we saw a rise was in July 2007. The rate has been increased by 0.25% to 0.5% and it has come as no surprise as it had been expected and predicted… Read more »

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Things to look out for…

…as you approach and enter retirement   After reading a newspaper article recently, it struck us how easy it is for individuals to sometimes overlook things. The article was describing a very loyal pensioner who had been renewing a home insurance policy with her bank for some 17 years. Needless to say, the premium was… Read more »

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Because it’s never too early…

Is there a typical age when clients seek financial advice? Is it something associated with ‘older people’ because they are naturally more affluent having worked for longer and have more assets? Do the younger generation avoid getting advice? Following on from an earlier blog ‘Is there an advice gap?’ we decided to try and find… Read more »

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care for the elderly

Avoiding the UK Deficit in Elderly Care Funding

Life expectancy in the UK has been rising for many years now. Whilst this is good news, it also brings with it the challenge of how we as a society will fund our future care costs. As people get older, they often need help; help with weekly chores such as shopping and cleaning or help… Read more »

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Saving for your children's future

Saving for your children’s future

As A Level results day approaches, it’s that time of year when students begin to prepare to move away and to get ready for the next stage of their education. Saving for your children’s future For parents, the cost of university can be an extremely expensive time, particularly if they have more than one child… Read more »

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