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The Meaningful Money Personal Finance Podcast

Aug 10, 2016

Last week we looked at choosing a platform, and I said that a platform was essentially just an admin system which allows you to hold different kinds of accounts . But which tax wrapper is best for which situations? This week we're looking at choosing the right account...

Choosing the right account

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Choosing the right account

I’ve said countless times on this show that simple is best. I come across clients with lots of different tax wrappers with loads of different providers, and with no cohesive strategy for how these disparate plans are intended to achieve their aims. Most people need two kinds of accounts, or tax wrappers: one for medium term savings, and one for longer term. Let’s dig into that now, and look at everything you need to KNOW and everything you need to DO, to choose the correct tax wrapper for the job…

In this session, you'll discover:

  1. That different accounts serve different purposes
  2. That tax is an important factor in the choice
  3. Why compounding is possibly the most important factor of all
  4. That timescale is an easy factor to make a high-level choice
  5. Which investment limits to look out for
  6. Why it isn't always necessary to choose  one account over another

Resources mentioned in this week's show

Podcast: Season One, Session 80 - Pension or ISA? 


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