The positive aspects of retirement

The positive aspects of retirement

Aging isn’t what it used to be On average, people are living longer, healthier lives than in the past. The Friendly Societies Act (1875) said ‘old’ started at age 50 in Britain. More recently, the UN has referred to ‘old’ as starting from...
Pension myths and misconceptions

Pension myths and misconceptions

We’ve banned our clients from using the word ‘retirement’. We prefer calling it ‘financial independence’, because it’s when you’ve built up enough money to stop working. With that in mind, next month we’ll talk about the...
Ignore the noise

Ignore the noise

Some clients say: “I’m not interested in the details. I trust you.” (If that’s you, you don’t have to keep reading.) Others like to monitor their investments regularly so they feel confident in our advice. (This is one of the reasons we...
Your new year’s resolution…

Your new year’s resolution…

As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader, you have to keep your emotions out of influencing your investment decisions. The markets reward discipline. Even in a downturn, you have to remain patient and tune out the noise. Admittedly, it is awkward to...
It’s not ALL bad news!

It’s not ALL bad news!

At the time of writing, uncertainty about Brexit is rising and Conservative MPs are deserting the Government in droves. But it’s not all bad news. A painting by David Hockney was auctioned for a record-breaking $90m. The next series of I’m a Celebrity is...