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Changing careers can be financially costly, however this section aims to provide tips and advice on how to tackle the financial side of your career development. Financial

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pay-rise-featured
10
Nov

Rising up | When & how to ask for a pay rise

Despite asking for pay rises as often as men, women are less likely to receive a pay increase than their male counterparts, according to research carried out by Warwick Economics. Requesting a pay rise can be a difficult conversation, but approaching it in the right way is key to a successful outcome. Here, Claire Leigh,...
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bridging the gender pay gap featured
09
Nov

Bridging the gender pay gap in the UK

The latest data by the Office for National Statistics has found that, while the gender gap in the UK has fallen to its lowest ever level at 8.6 per cent, the average woman in the workplace still earns 8.6 per cent less than the average man with the gap even wider for women aged over...
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Finance
08
Nov

Do you need financial advice?

Making financial decisions can be daunting. Even though I’ve worked in the finance sector for most of my life, I still worry about whether I’m making good choices, particularly with so much economic uncertainty. However, because I’ve worked in the sector, I do take advice when I’ve got a big decision to make. Whether that’s...
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money featured
26
Sep

Characteristics of any successful investor

In my capacity as a property mentor, I often get asked what the characteristics of a successful investor. The first thing I would say is to take investing seriously. Although you may start out doing it in your spare time while you continue to work, it’s vital to treat your investment strategy like a business....
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money featured
03
Sep

A Guide To: Negotiating Your Salary

Negotiating your salary early on in a new job can seem daunting. Asking for a better deal after someone has offered you a career – maybe even the career of your dreams – seems almost wrong. Because of this it is important to remember that salary negotiations are a very normal part of business. It’s...
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growing your pension pot featured
28
Aug

Three ways to boost your pension pot before you retire

Charlotte Gilder is a Senior Personal Credit Risk Underwriter at Lending Works, a financial services company that specialises in peer-to-peer lending. Here, she looks at some of the ways that working women can boost their pension pots for retirement. It’s unfortunate but working women in the UK are more likely to have a smaller pension...
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7 money saving tools for small businesses
28
Aug

From fearfully dependent to fiercely independent | How to succeed

It is not enough to leave your financial future to chance or to rely on someone else to handle your finances. As selfish as it may sound, you have to put yourself first. Life may not be your friend. It may not give you any handouts or make things easy for you. It will, for...
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pay-rise-featured
17
Aug

Can leaders inspire confidence in asking for pay rise?

It’s hard to read the news today without seeing a mention about pay. Whether it’s about executive’s bonuses or pay gap reporting, being paid fairly is on top of the news agenda. Companies, quite rightly, are being more transparent about their employees’ pay and this open publicity is encouraging positive discussions within businesses. Gone are...
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