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Investment | Pensions | Financial Education

How will a no-deal Brexit affect my UK investments as an expat?

By: Stuart Ritchie
October 15th, 2019

Brexit has everyone in a tailspin.

UK nationals living in other countries feel especially vulnerable. 

The uncertainty regarding their futures…

Not to mention UK pensions and investments…

Hangs heavy over them.

Sound familiar?

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

This Harvard expert shares the secret to living richly (and it's the simplest thing you'll see today)

By: Sam Instone
October 3rd, 2019

A few years ago, a U.S. Admiral delivered one of the most inspiring speeches of the decade.

He shared the important lessons he learned in the navy and one which he believed is most important... 

Making your bed.

His message spread like wildfire and it's something that still resonates with me today...

Here's why.

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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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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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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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Investment | Financial Education

How being a patient investor equals success

By: Sam Instone
August 30th, 2019

I was watching Peaky Blinders the other night.

The latest episode takes place during the stock market crash of 1929.

The protagonist, Thomas Shelby, is upset about not withdrawing his money.

Worried he may lose out by staying invested.

Of course we know the opposite to be true…

(Don’t worry this blog doesn’t contain spoilers).

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Financial Education

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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