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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Investing during retirement

Why it’s important not to view your portfolio with an element of finality Retirement is a major accomplishment for most people. You’ve worked hard all of your working life to save and prepare for your retirement, and now you’ve finally … Continue reading

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Hurting from home

Is the ‘new normal’ having an adverse effect on your health? More than half of office workers believe their employer should do more to help them work from home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This has lead to millions of … Continue reading

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Presenteeism during lockdown

Levels reach record highs in organisations as stress at work rises Unlike absenteeism, presenteeism isn’t always apparent. You know when someone doesn’t show up for work, but you often can’t tell when or how much illness or a medical condition … Continue reading

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Planning a move abroad?

Undertaking what is required takes a great deal of thoughtful consideration You’ve always dreamed about living aboard, but how do you make that a reality? The first practical step is to think about where you are in your life and … Continue reading

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Family finances

Traditional spending and saving habits have been turned upside down Household finances including spending and saving patterns have deteriorated drastically since the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, despite unprecedented Government support. Traditional habits have been turned upside down, and household budgets that … Continue reading

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Freeing up extra money

Home is where the heart and tax-free wealth is! Preferring to remain in their own homes for as long as possible for many people is increasingly becoming an important part of how we view older age. There may be several … Continue reading

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Mind the knowledge gap

Some people still struggle to make informed retirement decisions The decisions made at retirement are big ones and have long term consequences. Many spend years accumulating a large amount of money in pensions and other savings, but really don’t know … Continue reading

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Rise of the female breadwinner

Women now earn the most in one-in-four households The proportion of female breadwinners is steadily rising but the trend could be knocked off course by coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Women out-earn male partners in almost a quarter of households, up from … Continue reading

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Protecting your retirement plans

Don’t let coronavirus derail your financial future The COVID-19 pandemic has touched virtually every aspect of our lives, not least of which is how we save for retirement. And while the number one priority is keeping our families and ourselves … Continue reading

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Financial fallout from COVID-19

Impact on the nation’s wealth and financial security It is becoming uncomfortably clear that while not everyone has been physically affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), every single one of us will be impacted financially. During the pandemic, savings and investments have … Continue reading

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