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Life events

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Most people know Fidelity as an investment company. We’re happy with that – after all, it is what we do for a living. But it’s not the thing that matters most to us. Our main aim is to help you integrate your financial decisions with the rest of your life.

Make your one day happen

Whatever you want your future to hold, investing can help make it happen. You might be thinking about starting a business, buying a house, helping your children with university, retiring early – or something else entirely.

We’re here to help you make your one day happen, which is why we’ve put together some useful life events guides. These don’t just look at saving and spending, they give you tips to help you plan ahead, so you’re ready for what could come – and able to make the most of the opportunities.

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Life events


Having a baby later in life

There are many joys to having children later in life but there’s no doubt it can disrupt even the best-laid financial plans. We look at some of the financial considerations.


Setting up a business

Working for yourself can be an amazing opportunity to spend your time doing what you want. But it can mean new challenges as well. Here are some ideas to help.


Getting a new job

Changing your job can change your life for the better, as long as it’s the right decision for your situation. We have some ideas to help you assess the opportunities.


Finances for married life

You’re back home after the honeymoon and ready for a life together. Here’s what to think about so you can make the most of it.


Preparing for children

Having a child is amazing, fulfilling – and challenging. We have some ideas to help you prepare your finances for the biggest (and best) change in your life.


Planning for your child’s university

University can help your children achieve their dreams, but it may come with a significant cost attached. We look at some of the ways you can prepare for the opportunity.


Thinking about divorce

It’s not easy when a relationship falls apart but making the right decisions about a divorce can help you get to the other side. Here are some things to think about.


When your children move out

Life can change a lot when your children move out. We explore the opportunities and the challenges.


Moving into retirement

Retirement can be a gradual change or a sudden shift. The important thing is to make sure you know what lifestyle you want and that you can afford it. We can help you get ready for it.


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