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Chancellor’s Autumn statement was bad news for millions of current and future pensioners, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

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Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

Rightsizing is becoming increasingly popular to make your home more ‘liveable’ as you get older, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

With Christmas set to look a little different this year, the Welwyn Hatfield Times is asking readers to show us how you’ve decorated your front windows, gardens and homes.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

Post-pandemic, many people will want to emulate Michael Palin and travel more, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

Withdrawing funds from a pension, either too early or too rapidly, can have a seriously detrimental impact on your future financial security, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

Smart meters are here for prepay customers – meaning it’s even easier to top up from the comfort of your home.

Rightmove expect prices to rise further before year-end, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

You will be able to meet Santa in his new grotto at Hertfordshire’s Paradise Wildlife Park this winter.

Today we can reveal the winners of the Archant-backed Hertfordshire Community Awards 2020.

CPS this week shocked pensioners by calling pension triple lock an “engine of unfairness”, says Peter Sharkey.

Decca famously rejected The Beatles, says finance expert Peter Sharkey, as he looks at some famous mis-calculations...

If buying your first property on the open market seems unattainable, shared ownership could be the solution to you purchasing your first home.

The age at which we become entitled to receive a state pension will continue to rise, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

We can now reveal the finalists in the Archant-backed Hertfordshire Community Awards 2020.

The gratification we get from achievement, physical or otherwise, helps motivate us further, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

If you’re thinking about buying your first home, check out these top tips for getting on the property ladder.

Flexible pension withdrawals are up 23% on the same period last year, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

Post pandemic, many people intend buying a place in the sun, says Peter Sharkey.

Cazoo has witnessed record levels of online car sales over the past few months, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

The Chancellor could make swathing changes to pension tax relief in November, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

We spoke to Paul Ramsey, Headteacher at Verulam School in St Albans, who shares his top tips to help you choose the right secondary school for your child, and explains the main benefits of single-sex schools.

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Friday, August 28, 2020

The earlier you plan for retirement, the more enjoyable it’s likely to be, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.