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Investment | Financial Planning

Got your eye on property? Stop and read this before you even think about signing on that dotted line

By: Sam Instone
March 5th, 2019

House prices are now falling.

Great news if you’re in the market for one.

And good news if you think people could do with being a little less property-obsessed.

Most investors still feel property is a better alternative to a pension.

The evidence shows otherwise.

Here’s why.

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Investment | Financial Planning

If your adviser's confused about this - tell them to hit the road. PLUS recommended reading at the end.

By: Stuart Ritchie
February 28th, 2019

Risk and volatility sometimes get confused.

(By financial industry insiders too).

While one’s scary, and the other risky…

They don’t have the same consequences on your money.

Here’s why.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

11 lessons you'll learn today from one of the greatest investors that ever lived

By: Sam Instone
February 26th, 2019

Last month, we lost Jack Bogle.

I can’t help but reminisce about the lessons I learned from him.

He’s had the biggest impact on investors around the globe.

Here are 11 reasons why.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

Is the nightmare over? Can investors finally breathe a sigh of relief with the latest crackdown on hidden costs?

By: Sam Instone
February 20th, 2019

Hidden costs are toxic.

And while many countries are taking steps to reduce them…

Investors are not completely out of the woods.

Here’s why.

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Investment | Financial Planning

What are the signs that you are overthinking and risking your investment? (PLUS 7 tips to stop those negative thoughts)

By: Sam Instone
February 19th, 2019

 ‘Why did I say that?’

‘Why did I do that?’

Are you an overthinker?

You’re not alone.

And there’s help.

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Investment | Pensions | Financial Planning

How two lawyers, currently earning $500,000, admit they struggle to make ends meet (case study plus our thoughts)

By: Sam Instone
February 11th, 2019

$500,000 a year is an enviable salary.

Around AED1.8 million.

14 times the UK average. 

But it’s still not enough for one couple to pay their bills.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

What does Apple's first slogan have in common with our MOST successful clients?

By: Stuart Ritchie
February 5th, 2019

“Think different.” 

One of Apple’s most memorable advertising slogans

Also applies to the way we observe self-made millionaires and how billionaires handle their money.

Here’s how.

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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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