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Financial Planning

Most expatriate investors lose to a box of cornflakes

By: Andrew Hallam
October 27th, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 40 seconds - read while you enjoy your cornflakes]

Imagine this. 

Ten years ago, you invested £10,000.  Today, it’s worth £12,500.  Did you make money? 

It seems like a silly question….

But if this happened, your investments would have lost to a box of cornflakes.

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Financial Education

5 ways to reduce stress and save money

By: Sam Instone
October 9th, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 3 minutes - read while eating an apple on your lunch break!]

Stress affects our bodies, thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Left unchecked, it causes health problems…

Considering everyone worries about money[1], even children[2], alleviating financial stress will create positive change.

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Financial Planning

How to save £175,000 of inheritance tax

By: Stuart Ritchie
October 4th, 2017

{Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 34 seconds - read while you brush your teeth}

"You must pay taxes.  But there's no law that says you gotta leave a tip."[i] 

I couldn’t agree more – which is why I’m going to show you how to shave £175,000 off your estate’s potential inheritance tax (IHT) bill! 

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Financial Planning

3 lessons from a reformed broker

By: Sam Instone
October 2nd, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 32 seconds - read while you procrastinate]

By definition[1] a reformed character is someone who becomes a much better person...

Ranked by Investopedia[2] as the most influential financial adviser in the US and with over 704,000 social media followers, it’s a term one man has made his own…

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Financial Education

This secret may save you millions!

By: Stuart Ritchie
September 27th, 2017

One of my friends is a property investor.

His investments are all small UK based residential units.

He doesn’t believe in diversifying – and fair play, he’s been fortunate to have ridden a wave of decent yields – so far.

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Financial Planning

Don’t let procrastination kill your retirement

By: Sam Instone
September 25th, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 4 minutes]

When I was at university, I often burned the midnight oil, staying up late to write an essay or cram for an exam.

Back then, I had time to procrastinate!

Perhaps you can relate?

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Financial Planning

Should I lend money to my family?

By: Sam Instone
September 22nd, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 18 seconds - read while you have your car washed]

Our families require - and deserve - our love, time and attention…

But sometimes, they also demand more tangible things, like money!

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Financial Planning

Why you might never be able to retire

By: Stuart Ritchie
September 18th, 2017

[Estimated reading time: 3 minutes - While you wait for a barista to make your coffee!]

There are 5 problems that prevent people planning for retirement – are they holding you back?

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