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1. WHERE THERE’S A WILL YOU HAVE A WAY…
How many people know the detailed provisions of the Intestacy Rules and in particular, if you do not have a will how your money will be distributed on your death? It will be a large percentage of the population including many lawyers so far as the precise details are concerned…. and yet, if you have not made a will, these will be the rules that are applied to your estate and as to who will benefit in the event of your death.
Where you have a Will, there is a way in which you can make clear provision for those of your loved ones that you wish to benefit and perhaps of equal importance, the people you do not want to benefit.
All of us should make sure we have an up to date will but, if you fall into the any of the following categories you should be heading straight off to see your solicitor.
- You have just got married. Even if you have a will, your existing will be rendered void by your getting married. You will have new obligations in any event
- You have separated or are going through divorce proceedings. It is possible that you might not wish your spouse to benefit beyond his or her strict entitlement to the matrimonial assets.
- You have the joy of a child being born. You are now a father or mother. The responsibility should extend to making sure that adequate provision is made for your child in the event that you and your partner/spouse die together or shortly after each other. Wills do not just deal with money, they can appoint guardians. Also, you are worth far more dead than w alive, given the sort of insurance policies most people take out these days. A proper scheme in administering your assets if both of you were to die so that the child benefits properly would seem to be a fundamental obligation that you should feel as a parent.
- You co-habit with a partner but for many number of reasons do not or cannot marry. If you wish your partner to benefit in the event of your death only a Will will ensure any provision whatsoever.
If the prospect of contemplating your own mortality prevents you from making these sensible and perhaps necessary provisions, treat it as if you had a tooth ache. An unpleasant necessity which actually will probably be a lot cheaper than a visit to the dentist: if your solicitor is a reasonably cheery soul, probably a more pleasant one.
At T M Law we will produce a basic will for £125 plus vat and if there are two of you making mutual wills the charge for both will be £200 plus.v.at
I can assure you the process will be painless (relatively) and I can guarantee that after you have made it you will sleep more easily in your bed at night.
Chairman’s Blog – Thursday 18th April 2013-04-18
A reasonable turnout 26 members 1 guest, Alan Peck of B Bright Cleaning Associates.
The Education Slot was delivered by Alan Shaw and it lived up to our wildest expectations. His topic was Quality; quality travel, quality hotels and quality airlines. I had no problem with the title, given the Company that I represent. Alan Shaw apparently thinks it’s a good thing that you embrace quality in your travels. He found himself sitting near to Neil Kinnock on a flight… but he did not exchange any words with him.
Windows XP was released in 2001 … and it is still on over 30% of all PCs out there. It is a testament to how “loved” it has been. Support for Windows XP is ending on April 8, 2014. If you’re running this version after that, you won’t get security updates for Windows. Microsoft have been very fair in supporting XP for 13 years. Since XP we have had Vista [spit, spit], Windows 7 and now Windows 8. Windows 8 is getting mixed reviews and sales have not been high. It certainly is more secure, more stable and faster but many have found the user interface just too different. It looks like MS have a revision for Windows 8, codenamed “blue”, on the way later this year. Window 7 is also still available and has had very good press since its release. For advice on upgrading or replacing PCs that are currently running Windows XP do get in touch with us at Integrate Networks
This Morning I received an email from a client and friend Brian Painter. Brian was asking my opinion on the views of Chris Cardell in his email message about 5 important changes to Google that every business owner needed to know.
Part of the email read:
As a business owner and a smart internet marketer, your fortunes are closely tied to Google. Here are just five of the recent changes that directly impact your business:
1 SEO is on its last legs. The proof is everywhere. Google continues to make changes that make the chances of beating them close to zero. I’ve been warning that this was going to happen for many years. You MUST build a business that is not dependent on search engine optimization.
Here is my response to Brian on this comment:
SEO is not DEAD, it is just changed. What has died are the quick-win and dodgy tactics that people used to do to trick google into having their websites rank well. Google is now getting much smarter and knows how to beat these systems.
I predicted last year that the term SEO was on the way out (which is a shame as I named my business after this play-on-words! – Eseyo Ltd.) and instead a name called “inbound marketing” would replace it. The things that I have to do in my job now are more than just SEO they are also Social Media, Email Marketing, Analytics, Conversion Optimisation, Web Usability and much more and they will all be branded as part of “inbound marketing” soon I think.
I completely agree that if you have a business which is based on dodgy tricks to try and cheat your way to the top of Google then your time is up. If you haven’t already been penalised then it is only a matter of time. If, however, you engage in what is called “White Hat” SEO then you are safe and stand to gain a huge advantage as those less honest and “clean” website profiles get washed aside.
Chairman’s Blog Thursday 28th March 2012
What a great meeting!!
28 members and 4 guests. 32 in all makes it our best turn out yet… and we did it without Paul Booth… and yet there was still somebody in the car park at 5.48am, – Jason Nortey.
Guests included Ed Crocker for the second time and who it is anticipated will be a member next week. Stewart Roberts a business coach and Diane Mathews an electrolysist. I do hope she joins, if only to find out the lengths some of us blokes will go to to improve our appearance.
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Chairman’s Blog – Meeting Thursday 21st March 2012
A disappointing turnout, 21 members, slightly alleviated by two visitors; Jamie Adelizzi, offspring of the Suprema magnet Michael, who is on work experience, therefore also on breakfast experience and Ed Crocker operations manager of Nationwide Same Day Couriers, which apparently “does exactly what it says on the tin”. Ed expressed an interest in joining and an intention of coming to the next meeting which was very good news.