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Stuart Ritchie

Stuart Ritchie is a Chartered Financial Planner, APFS, Chartered Wealth Manager, Chartered FCSI

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How one oil and gas professional lost £210,000 to a sales tactic now banned in the UK

By: Stuart Ritchie
August 29th, 2019

If you thought the story of the investor who lost £66,000 was shocking…

Wait until you read this.

An oil and gas professional lost an astounding £210,000…

Officially making it the worst case we’ve ever seen.

Here’s the full story.

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Financial Education

Insider secrets: how salespeople make money on your investments in 2019

By: Stuart Ritchie
August 23rd, 2019

Many investment scandals have crawled out of the woodwork recently.

Cases of investors losing their life savings to hidden commissions and toxic products have dominated news headlines.

Investors want answers.

They want to avoid the same thing happening to them.

Here’s how.

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Investment | Financial Education

Can you afford the retirement you want?

By: Stuart Ritchie
August 22nd, 2019

In life, nothing’s certain…

Not your job, your health, your lifestyle, nor the money in your bank.

But like death and taxes, one thing is for sure…

You need a plan.

One that you believe will work for you and your goals.

So you can successfully reach your ideal future.

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Investment | Financial Education

This UAE-based lawyer lost 11% of his £600,000 investment to hidden commissions – here’s how

By: Stuart Ritchie
August 15th, 2019

Ever heard of an investing black hole?

Essentially, your money is sucked in…

And never seen again.

Don’t believe me?

Read this client’s story.

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Financial Planning

Updated for 2019: How we helped lottery winners stay rich (3-point plan)

By: Stuart Ritchie
August 13th, 2019

Just imagine winning the lottery. 

You could do pretty much anything.

Give up work.

Take luxury holidays.

Huge houses....Beautiful cars.

No worries for the rest of your days.

Right?

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Investment

Updated for 2019: “It’s only money” … moving on after financial loss (4 invaluable tips for your wellbeing)

By: Stuart Ritchie
August 12th, 2019

There are millions of victims of traditional financial services.

Some have lost huge portions of their life savings.

Others have lost all of it.

There’s a trust deficit in financial services because of this.

Because some ‘advisers’ are in it for themselves.

This blog isn’t about them.

It’s about you.

More importantly, it’s about helping you get back on your feet…

If you have suffered at the hands of a financial salesperson.

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Financial Education

7 common financial mistakes expats make in 2019

By: Stuart Ritchie
August 5th, 2019

The complexity of expat finances is one of the biggest challenges for expats moving abroad.

According to HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey 75% of respondents (21,950 respondents worldwide)…

Say their finances have become more complicated since they left their home country.

Many expats ignore aspects of their finances before, during and after moving abroad.

This makes them even more complex to organise.

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Investment | Financial Education

3 easy ways you can harness the power of the stock market

By: Stuart Ritchie
July 31st, 2019

This morning I flicked through Sky News on my iPhone…

While waiting in line at Starbucks.

In 10 minutes, I interacted with 3 companies on the stock market.

There’ll be hundreds more throughout the day…

Why am I telling you this?

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