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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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Does the idea of an early retirement seem far-fetched to you? (3 reasons why it shouldn't)

By: Sam Instone
September 30th, 2019

I've had many opportunities to share my thoughts on the idea of retiring early.

Just these past few weeks, newspapers, a radio station and a news channel reached out for  a comment or two.

It seems to be a hot topic among expat investors.

Here's my take on the movement...

And how the principles can benefit anyone.

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Should I transfer my UK pension to a QROPS or a SIPP?

By: Stuart Ritchie
September 26th, 2019

Over the years, many investors have reached out with concern...

Encouraged by certain financial firms or rogue 'advisers' to transfer their pensions.

Understandably, they've been confused and doubtful.

If you've been contacted or have any doubt about whether you should or shouldn't transfer...

I urge you to continue reading.

Understand the implications of transferring before you make any decision.

Remember, your life savings are at risk.

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How to avoid the silent pension killer [plus 2 other ways to ensure you don't outlive your money]

By: Stuart Ritchie
September 16th, 2019

If you're nearing retirement, you probably have a lot on your mind.

What will you do with all that spare time?

How many holidays can you afford?

Will your money last, even if you live longer than expected?

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Investment | Pensions | Financial Planning

I want to retire with £10 million. How much should I save?

By: Sam Instone
May 7th, 2019

£10 million is a lot of money.

For most, it seems impossible to accrue.

But it can be done…

With discipline and a plan of action.

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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 | 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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Investment | Pensions | Financial Planning | Financial Education

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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