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When your children move out

Watching your children grow up is a wonderful thing. There are difficult times along the way, of course, but many happy moments too – and it can be very rewarding to see your little person turn into an adult.

Then, at some point, they move out. It’s part of life and a big step for them as they enter a wider world. But it’s a time of mixed emotions for you. There may be joy that your life is yours again, but also sadness that it’s the end of an era – and, possibly, that you feel less ‘needed’ than you once did. Your home may also seem quieter and emptier than it once was. We have some financial ideas to help you cope with the challenges and find new opportunities.

Use the space
Could you do more?
Make sure the room will be free
You’ll have more time
And, possibly, more money
Give it time

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Important information
The value of investments can go down as well as up, so you may not get back what you invest. Tax treatment will depend on your personal circumstances and tax rules may change in the future. If you are unsure whether an investment is suitable for you, you should contact an authorised financial adviser.

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