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Financial Education | Financial Planning | Investment

This one piece of advice will save you $20,000 (AED73,460)

By: Sam Instone
December 10th, 2018

Investing is an essential part of any financial plan.

But it confounds me that many people don’t do it…

Keeping their money out of the market for a variety of reasons…

And inevitably losing out on enormous growth.

Let’s put this into perspective…

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The 7 best financial accounts on Twitter (in my opinion)

By: Sam Instone
December 6th, 2018

Twitter remains one of my favourite platforms.

I get up-to-the-minute information on all my favourite topics.

(Finance being my number 1 of course).

Here are some of my favourite financial accounts…

And why I like them.

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Financial Planning | Pensions | Investment | Financial Education

How to think about money (in 10 simple ways)

By: Sam Instone
November 28th, 2018

Recently, I read a book titled: How to Think about Money

The final chapter was particularly interesting.

So I thought I’d share a summary of it…

In 10 simple points.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

What do glaciers and investing have in common?

By: Sam Instone
November 27th, 2018

Warren Buffett swears by it.

Apparently, Einstein did too.

And it’s no wonder.

Because the returns are exponential.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

There is no such thing as a perfect portfolio (and why you shouldn’t aim for it)

By: Sam Instone
November 20th, 2018

There may be times when it pays to aim for perfection. 

But investing isn’t one of them.

In fact, it’s counter-productive.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education | Pensions

3 investment strategies (and their key differences)

By: Stuart Ritchie
November 15th, 2018

When it comes to investing…

There are three strategies.

This is great for investors…

It means they can choose the one they’re most comfortable with.

But is your strategy really working for you?

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Financial Planning | Investment | Financial Education

How to have a good investment experience (tip: it's all about control)

By: Sam Instone
November 13th, 2018

As investors, we all want a good investment experience.

The key to this is controlling what we can…

And accepting what we can’t.

I briefly touched on this last week.

Now for a more detailed look…

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Financial Education | Investment

Why worrying about your investment is a complete waste of time

By: Sam Instone
November 8th, 2018

How often do you worry about things you can’t control?

Or things that don’t matter?

We’re all human at the end of the day…

But isn’t worrying simply irrational and counterproductive?

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