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02 May 2023

10 reasons not to invest in property: A perspective shift for potential investors

It’s easy to understand the allure of real estate investment. Tangible assets, potential rental income, and long-term capital appreciation—what’s not to love? Well, as with any investment, there are downsides to be considered, and property is no exception. Here are ten reasons that may make you reconsider before… Read More

02 May 2023

How much is enough to retire comfortably? What’s your number?

Probably the most important question in all of personal finance, and one that we get asked constantly is: How much is enough to retire comfortably? Bloomberg did a global poll earlier this year and the average response was a number between 3… Read More

02 May 2023

Your guide to pension consolidation: The pros and cons you need to know

Do you have multiple pensions? In some cases, consolidating them could be beneficial. Pension consolidation is when you combine two or more pensions into a single pot. You may decide to do this as you approach retirement or during your working life for a variety of reasons. Download… Read More

21 Apr 2023

How much shall we leave to our children?

James Bond actor, Daniel Craig made the headlines a few years ago when he said that he doesn’t plan to have much money left to give to his children by the time he dies. “Isn’t there an old adage that if you die a rich person you’ve failed?”  he said in an… Read More

12 Apr 2023

How safe is my money in the bank?

Amidst the recent news surrounding the high-profile setbacks at Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse, you might find yourself wondering, “Is my money safe  in the bank?” It is important to note that the banks in question faced some unique challenges, which currently do not appear to… Read More

11 Apr 2023

How to manage your exposure to your employer’s stock and reduce risk

If you’re a senior tech professional, chances are you’ve built up a good chunk of your wealth through equity-based compensation like stock options, restricted stock units, or stock grants. Concentrated stock positions can bring big rewards, but they also come with some serious risks. Managing these risks is… Read More

05 Apr 2023

The 5 best ways to spend your money

Financial Planning is all about helping you reach the point where you can spend all the money that you want without having to earn it first. As planners and wealth managers, we tend to concentrate too much on the process. We ask questions such as –… Read More

28 Mar 2023

Bulletproof your financial plan – The role of protection

What is protection or insurance? It’s ultimately an exercise in mathematics or risk management. There is a probability of A that B will happen and that will lead to an economic loss of C. To insure this, there is a monthly cost of D. So if… Read More

22 Mar 2023

Liquidity, Longevity and Legacy – The Three Ls of Financial Planning

What are the three L’s of financial planning and wealth management They are Liquidity, Longevity and Legacy. They are all about the time horizons of your financial objectives and a way of matching your assets to your future liabilities The way to visualise is to consider… Read More

04 Mar 2023

Seven Brutally Honest Financial Truths

In the movie Jerry Maguire, the main character, a sports agent played by Tom Cruise has an epiphany in the middle of the night and writes a mission statement called “The Things we Think and Do Not say” in which he exposes his industry’s greed and lack of… Read More

06 Feb 2023

Investment market update: January 2023

Investors should expect further volatility in the markets in 2023, experts suggest. Economies around the world are facing recession due to factors including high inflation and rising interest rates. The International Monetary Fund’s Kristalina Georgieva predicts that a third of the global economy will be in recession this year. The… Read More

06 Feb 2023

The must-have home features that could make your property more attractive

Given that energy prices have soared, it’s not surprising that energy efficiency measures have become essential to homeowners. However, a survey found some trends that you might not expect, and it could change how you view your property if you’re thinking about updating it. According to Halifax,… Read More

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