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Sep 24, 2020

BLOG: Will negative interest rates destroy annuities?

Annuities have gained a bit of a bad reputation in recent times. Although in the past they had been a popular option for retirees, many savers are now more tentative when it comes ...
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Sep 18, 2020

BLOG: How to offset the impact of the gender savings gap

Covid-19 has brought huge financial implications to many, both on an economic and personal scale. Unfortunately, it has also shed a light of the financial challenges faced by women...
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Sep 17, 2020

BLOG: Five ways to save and invest with less income

At a time when jobs are under threat and money may be more of a worry, there are still ways to save for the future, even if your salary or disposable cash is on the modest side.
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Sep 11, 2020

BLOG: Three funds for post-Abe Japan

I’ve always backed the traditional wisdom of taking a long-term view to investing and, by and large, it has proved correct – unfortunately the one part of the world bucking tha...
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Sep 10, 2020

BLOG: The importance of teaching children about money

This age-old adage tells us that we must be careful with our money, it’s not unlimited and it must be earned. The saying has been handed down from generation to generation and th...
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Sep 04, 2020

BLOG: Could redundancy allow you to retire early?

With the government-funded furlough scheme coming to a close, there are clear signs of a turbulent job market ahead with redundancies expected to rise. Could a one-off payment help...
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Aug 21, 2020

BLOG: The alphabet of recovery – what can we expect?

Astronomer Carl Sagan said: “You have to know the past to understand the present”. As we emerge from the global coronavirus pandemic, it’s worth understanding what forms econ...
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Aug 14, 2020

BLOG: How to get your financial affairs in shape post-lockdown

The lockdown period has for some, been a time of juggling work and childcare, while for others it has been an opportunity to catch up on the tasks they have been putting off.
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Aug 13, 2020

BLOG: Should you back the gold rush?

Having topped $2,000 an ounce for the first time ever in early August, gold is the asset class of the moment, as investors look for a safety-first option to tackle the ongoing mark...
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Aug 07, 2020

BLOG: How to improve your behaviour as an investor

It’s been a rollercoaster ride for investors and given the dips, our human instinct is to respond. How do you navigate these basic behavioural biases?
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Aug 06, 2020

BLOG: How to capitalise on the Artificial Intelligence theme

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are expected to disrupt numerous sectors and industries. But how can investors capitalise on this theme?
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Jul 30, 2020

BLOG: Late night money worries and how to conquer them

Life is filled with uncertainty, especially at times like this. The current pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances, relationships, and of course...
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Jul 23, 2020

BLOG: Tax-free ISA interest remains a crucial resource for savers

Uptake of ISAs is down nearly 50% this year, but savers are urged not to overlook the tax-free savings.
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Jul 10, 2020

BLOG: Why dividend cuts shouldn’t be viewed with disdain

It’s very easy to become a reactionary investor when markets experience the type of volatility we’ve seen in the past few months – but history has shown pressing the reset bu...
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Jul 09, 2020

BLOG: Market volatility is one reason not to discount an annuity

Since the introduction of pension freedoms, far more savers have chosen to keep their pension invested, drawing an income from them, rather than opt for an annuity.
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Jun 19, 2020

BLOG: What to consider when financially gifting

The lockdown period has forced us to retreat indoors and take a breather from our fast-paced lives, and many have chosen this opportunity to take stock of their financial situation...

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