Finances can be confusing, so we have created a series of free, educational events, books and online resources to help build your knowledge and confidence.
TED Talk I’ve Found Valuable
Have you ever thought about the work behind the scenes that goes into creating a headline that captivates the world, for example climate change, (only for Donald Trump to call it ‘fake news’!) This fascinating talk by Rachel Pike highlights that work, and to cut a long story short, it is a phenomenal amount! Watch it here.
App I’ve Found Helpful
Hishhash; If you are trying to build your Instagram following, it is important you add hashtags to your posts. Apparently 30 is the optimum amount, although I appreciate that sounds like a lot. These should be added to the comment not the main point, so I have recently been told. An easy way to do this is to save lists of hashtags for specific areas, and this is where 'Hishhash' comes in. Not only will it make saving your
hashtags really easy, it will also suggest other relevant ones for you to use. You can download it here for Apple. For Android download here.
What I’ve Been Watching
'The Last Breath' on Netflix: An incredible documentary on the story of a commercial diver who becomes trapped on the ocean floor with dwindling oxygen and little hope of a timely rescue, so he tries to save himself. I don’t want to ruin this for you, so I’ll tell no more. Incredibly moving and gripping viewing.
Quote of the Week
"It’s in our moments of decision, our destiny is shaped"- Tony Robbins.
Finance theme I’ve been considering:
Inheritance Tax seems to be the tax that annoys most people. You pay tax on what you earn, again on what you buy, and again when you make a profit; so it seems pretty unfair that you pay again on everything above a relatively low level when you die. And not an insignificant amount: 40%. That means if you have 2 or more children, you may find that HMRC is your single largest benefactor. The takings from Inheritance Tax are also on the rise, more than doubling in the last 10 years. There are lots of things you can do to mitigate or minimise this tax, so why do so few people ever get around to protecting their estate?
I hope you are flourishing. Have an outstanding weekend.
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