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Pensions

Does the idea of an early retirement seem far-fetched to you? (3 reasons why it shouldn't)

By: Sam Instone
September 30th, 2019

I've had many opportunities to share my thoughts on the idea of retiring early.

Just these past few weeks, newspapers, a radio station and a news channel reached out for  a comment or two.

It seems to be a hot topic among expat investors.

Here's my take on the movement...

And how the principles can benefit anyone.

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Pensions

Should I transfer my UK pension to a QROPS or a SIPP?

By: Stuart Ritchie
September 26th, 2019

Over the years, many investors have reached out with concern...

Encouraged by certain financial firms or rogue 'advisers' to transfer their pensions.

Understandably, they've been confused and doubtful.

If you've been contacted or have any doubt about whether you should or shouldn't transfer...

I urge you to continue reading.

Understand the implications of transferring before you make any decision.

Remember, your life savings are at risk.

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Financial Education

The most powerful tool ever for your finances (and how you can use it today)

By: Sam Instone
September 24th, 2019

[Estimated time to read: 4 minutes]

Did you know...

If you fold a piece of paper 103 times it will be as thick as the entire universe?

Think about that for a second.

It's incomprehensible, isn't it?

Exponential growth is like a supernatural force.

And it can do more for your money than you'll ever be able to on your own...

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Financial Education

7 alarming things you must know before hiring a financial planner (#3 will blow your mind!)

By: Stuart Ritchie
September 19th, 2019

On a recent flight back to Dubai, I got talking to an oil and gas professional named Neil.

After discovering I was in financial services, he was all too eager to share his own experiences with his 'adviser'.

They often met up for a round of golf.

In fact, his 'adviser' became part of his close circle of friends.

During the conversation, I kept biting my tongue.

After years of hearing them...

I knew how stories like these inevitably ended.

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Pensions

How to avoid the silent pension killer [plus 2 other ways to ensure you don't outlive your money]

By: Stuart Ritchie
September 16th, 2019

If you're nearing retirement, you probably have a lot on your mind.

What will you do with all that spare time?

How many holidays can you afford?

Will your money last, even if you live longer than expected?

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Financial Education

Repatriating to the UK in 2019: Your instant guide (Part 2)

By: Rebecca Steele
September 11th, 2019

[Estimated time to read: 15 minutes] 

Last week a reader asked us about repatriating to the UK. 

He was overwhelmed by the many financial considerations...

And sought a checklist to ensure he didn't miss anything. 

Ensuring your finances are in order is one thing.

There are also many practical aspects of moving lock, stock and barrel back to Britain.

If you are in the same boat as our reader, this blog is for you. 

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Investment

How to avoid these common investment mistakes and become a better investor

By: Stuart Ritchie
September 8th, 2019

Last week's blog was about the uncertainty of investing.

About the many aspects that are out of our control.

Yet, adversely, there are so many things you can control...

And they all begin and end with you.

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Financial Education

Repatriating to the UK in 2019: Your instant guide (Part 1)

By: Stuart Ritchie
September 4th, 2019

A reader recently emailed us.

He was moving back to the UK in a few months...

And felt overwhelmed. 

He wanted to know what he needed to plan for...

If he had taken everything into account...

If he had forgotten anything. 

This one needs a blog of its own. 

There's a lot to tackle.

But it's worth a read if you're considering moving back too...

Whether that's now or in the future.

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