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Investment | Financial Planning

2017 vs. 2018 in the market (PLUS! Tips for 2019)

By: Stuart Ritchie
January 10th, 2019

A lot can happen in a year.

The Earth orbits the Sun.

130 million babies are born.

And the stock market proves (yet again)…

Why we cannot possibly predict what’s yet to come.

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Financial Planning | Financial Education | Investment

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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Financial Education | Financial Planning | Investment

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 | Financial Planning | Financial Education | Pensions

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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Financial Education | Financial Planning | Pensions | Investment

4 types of financial advisers (and which are best avoided)

By: Stuart Ritchie
December 20th, 2018

What’s in a name?

In financial services, a lot actually.

Identical labels, job titles and service descriptions often mean completely different things.

Making it extremely difficult for the untrained eye to decipher.

But understanding the real differences is critical to what you get.

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Financial Planning | Investment | Financial Education

The most remarkable story you’ve probably never heard

By: Sam Instone
December 19th, 2018

I’m about to tell you the most remarkable story.

I’m sure you’ve never heard it.

It’s an incredible tale of perseverance.

With an important message for investors.

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Financial Planning | Pensions | Investment

5 common mental errors that affect good decision making

By: Sam Instone
December 13th, 2018

I like to think of myself as a rational person…

But I’m not.

None of us are, in fact.

As humans, we are irrational and make mental errors.

Here are 5 of the most important ones to know.

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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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