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Financial Planning | Investment | Financial Education

7 roles of a financial planner (and golf buddy isn’t one of them)

By: Sam Instone
January 31st, 2019

I love a good podcast.

Especially one on my favourite topic – financial planners.

It’s why I want to share this one about the 7 benefits a good planner brings.  

And it doesn’t include money management or being your friend.

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Financial Education | Financial Planning

It would NEVER happen to me (or could it?)

By: Stuart Ritchie
January 30th, 2019

No one likes to think about mortality.

Last week, I published a blog asking how old you’ll be when you die

(And some didn’t like it).

But the reality is harsh and unavoidable.

It can be even harsher for those you leave behind…

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How old will you be when you die?

By: Stuart Ritchie
January 24th, 2019

1 in 3 people born today will live to over 100.

The smoker sitting opposite has now made 23 days ‘clean’.

Everyone is living longer.

We all want to know how long we’ll live but we’ll never really know.

All we can do is plan for all eventualities.

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Financial Education | Investment

Goodbye and thank you, Jack Bogle

By: Sam Instone
January 20th, 2019

Legendary Vanguard founder, John (Jack) Bogle, died of cancer on Wednesday, at the age of 89.

The father of index investing.

Bloomberg says investors have a trillion reasons to thank him.

Here’s why.

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Investment | Financial Planning

Are you at risk?

By: Sam Instone
January 17th, 2019

We all have our own retirement dreams…

That idyllic stage of our lives when you can do the things you want…

As long as your income supports it.

But what happens if you run out of money?

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

You may be wrecking your investments (without knowing it)

By: Sam Instone
January 15th, 2019

Human beings are prone to biases.

Tim Richards, behavioural expert and blogger, says they can wreck investments.

One may be particularly important to understand this year...

Given 2018’s market performance and the news surrounding it.

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Investment | Financial Planning

2017 vs. 2018 in the market (PLUS! Tips for 2019)

By: Stuart Ritchie
January 10th, 2019

A lot can happen in a year.

The Earth orbits the Sun.

130 million babies are born.

And the stock market proves (yet again)…

Why we cannot possibly predict what’s yet to come.

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Financial Planning | Financial Education | Investment

7 important financial ideas to kickstart 2019

By: Sam Instone
January 7th, 2019

New year…

New goals, right?

But how often do we fulfil them, especially the financial ones?

Find out below…

(Along with a few interesting ideas to guide you financially in 2019).

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