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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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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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Think you know what you’ll need in retirement? Think again.

By: Sam Instone
December 5th, 2018

When your working years come to an end…

And your employer’s no longer subsidising things like healthcare…

Phone bills and wellness memberships…

How much will you really need to cover everything in retirement?

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5 true 'mini retirement' stories (and how they did it)

By: Sam Instone
December 4th, 2018

I’m intrigued by people who lead seemingly simple lives…

Yet travel the world and take long holidays…

That I envy from behind my work desk.

How do they do it?

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How to think about money (in 10 simple ways)

By: Sam Instone
November 28th, 2018

Recently, I read a book titled: How to Think about Money

The final chapter was particularly interesting.

So I thought I’d share a summary of it…

In 10 simple points.

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3 investment strategies (and their key differences)

By: Stuart Ritchie
November 15th, 2018

When it comes to investing…

There are three strategies.

This is great for investors…

It means they can choose the one they’re most comfortable with.

But is your strategy really working for you?

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UK Budget 2018: everything expats need to know

By: Sam Instone
October 31st, 2018

Brits at home and overseas were glued to their screens this week…

As Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his budget speech.

Here are the key points for UK expats…

And what they mean for you financially.

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What’s money without time?

By: Sam Instone
October 24th, 2018

Remember the movie, The Matrix?

(How could you not).

The character, Neo, was given two choices – the blue pill or the red pill.

Now imagine the blue was money and the red, time.

Which would you choose?

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