5 signs a startup is worth investing in


Investing in a startup can be incredibly risky, but it can also generate staggering returns if you pick the right company. Take social media platforms like Snapchat or Twitter for example – how did their original investors decide that these would be good firms to entrust their hard-earned money with?

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What is equity release?


Most commonly used as a means of bolstering income in retirement, equity release is the name given to the selection of products that allow you to access the cash tied up in your property. Equity release products are divided into two main types, and are available only to those aged 55 and over.

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How to make the most of a cash Isa


A cash Isa is one of the most effective ways to save money, as it allows you to accrue tax-free interest on the sums you deposit. However, to make sure you get the most from it, you need to use it wisely. Fortunately, following a few simple tips will allow you to do so. Here […]

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What are flexible mortgages?


Flexible mortgages, as the name suggests, provide more flexibility than standard mortgages. They do so by offering customers a variety of features, including overpayment, borrowing back and even payment breaks. Understanding these basic features will leave you well versed in the fundamental structure of flexible mortgage products. However, as with any mortgage, careful consideration of […]

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How can independent schools offer similar benefits to unschooling?


Have you heard of unschooling? It’s the process of removing a child from formal education, instead allowing them to follow their own, self-directed learning path. It might sound radical, but some believe it has benefits similar to those that we associate with attending an independent school. Here, we take a look at exactly what unschooling […]

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Top 5 private schools in the UK


As a parent, wanting the very best for your children manifests itself in all aspects of life. Few priorities lie above education; after all, school life is the pillar of not only your child’s academic success, but also of their development from children to young adults. As pupils across the country receive their A-level and […]

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The educational advantages of independent schools


As a parent, it’s only natural that you want the very best for your children – and education is no different. But there are many things to consider when deciding whether or not to send your children to independent rather than state school: is it worth the money? What are the key differences between the […]

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Where are the best areas of the UK for independent schools?


With A-level results coming out this past week and GCSE results set to follow, the media will be full of news of academic successes over the coming weeks and, typically, students from independent schools tend to perform significantly better than their state-educated counterparts.

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Does Singapore hold the answer to helping UK students improve at maths?


Maths has been regarded with an air of dread by generations of students struggling to get their heads around algebra and Pythagoras theorem, but it is one of the most important subjects for pupils to be successful in to increase their chances of getting a good job in later life. So what can be done […]

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