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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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Financial Planning | Financial Education

It would NEVER happen to me (or could it?)

By: Stuart Ritchie
January 30th, 2019

No one likes to think about mortality.

Last week, I published a blog asking how old you’ll be when you die

(And some didn’t like it).

But the reality is harsh and unavoidable.

It can be even harsher for those you leave behind…

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Investment | Financial Education

Goodbye and thank you, Jack Bogle

By: Sam Instone
January 20th, 2019

Legendary Vanguard founder, John (Jack) Bogle, died of cancer on Wednesday, at the age of 89.

The father of index investing.

Bloomberg says investors have a trillion reasons to thank him.

Here’s why.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

You may be wrecking your investments (without knowing it)

By: Sam Instone
January 15th, 2019

Human beings are prone to biases.

Tim Richards, behavioural expert and blogger, says they can wreck investments.

One may be particularly important to understand this year...

Given 2018’s market performance and the news surrounding it.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

7 important financial ideas to kickstart 2019

By: Sam Instone
January 7th, 2019

New year…

New goals, right?

But how often do we fulfil them, especially the financial ones?

Find out below…

(Along with a few interesting ideas to guide you financially in 2019).

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Investment | Financial Education

Confused about these investing terms? You’re not alone

By: Stuart Ritchie
January 3rd, 2019

A New Year brings new goals.

If investing is on your list of resolutions…

A good place to start is with some basics.

The lingo.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

5 podcasts you should listen to in 2019 (plus 3 facts you might not know)

By: Stuart Ritchie
January 2nd, 2019

If you aren’t already a lover of podcasts…

Do yourself a favour and hop on the bandwagon.

If, like me, time is something you lack…

But you are always hungry to learn…

Then podcasts are without doubt the most convenient way to consume content.

Here are my top 5 podcasts…

Why not give them a try in 2019?

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Investment | Pensions | Financial Planning | Financial Education

How to choose a financial adviser who’s right for you

By: Stuart Ritchie
December 23rd, 2018

Following on from last week’s blog

Discussing the 4 types of financial advisers…

Here’s the next step…

Actually choosing one…

With insight from financial expert, Michael Kitces.

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