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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

11 lessons you'll learn today from one of the greatest investors that ever lived

By: Sam Instone
February 26th, 2019

Last month, we lost Jack Bogle.

I can’t help but reminisce about the lessons I learned from him.

He’s had the biggest impact on investors around the globe.

Here are 11 reasons why.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

Is the nightmare over? Can investors finally breathe a sigh of relief with the latest crackdown on hidden costs?

By: Sam Instone
February 20th, 2019

Hidden costs are toxic.

And while many countries are taking steps to reduce them…

Investors are not completely out of the woods.

Here’s why.

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Investment | Financial Planning

What are the signs that you are overthinking and risking your investment? (PLUS 7 tips to stop those negative thoughts)

By: Sam Instone
February 19th, 2019

 ‘Why did I say that?’

‘Why did I do that?’

Are you an overthinker?

You’re not alone.

And there’s help.

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Investment | Financial Education

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: the dark side of compounding that your adviser's most likely not telling you about

By: Stuart Ritchie
February 14th, 2019

It’s all too easy to ignore the small print.

To gloss over the detail and hear the things you want.

Time to stop and think.

Are well concealed charges eating away at your returns like termites?

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Investment | Pensions | Financial Planning

How two lawyers, currently earning $500,000, admit they struggle to make ends meet (case study plus our thoughts)

By: Sam Instone
February 11th, 2019

$500,000 a year is an enviable salary.

Around AED1.8 million.

14 times the UK average. 

But it’s still not enough for one couple to pay their bills.

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Investment | Financial Education

Right, listen up, it’s time to address the ‘big, bad’ volatility issue in the room

By: Sam Instone
February 6th, 2019

As a campaigner for positive change in global investing…

I make it my mission to follow those advocating for the same.

Robin Powell is a financial journalist whose sentiments so often reflect my own.

His recent piece on market volatility (and why it shouldn’t affect focus) is particularly share-worthy.

Here’s what he had to say.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

What does Apple's first slogan have in common with our MOST successful clients?

By: Stuart Ritchie
February 5th, 2019

“Think different.” 

One of Apple’s most memorable advertising slogans

Also applies to the way we observe self-made millionaires and how billionaires handle their money.

Here’s how.

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Investment | Financial Planning | 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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