April Showers – What Do They Have To Do With Investing?

Met Office data shows that April is the month with the most rain showers on average1. It’s due to jet stream movement, pressure systems, and many other variables all interacting – ‘Chaos Theory’ at work2. This makes it very difficult to predict exactly where and when showers will occur, and […]

By |2022-04-28T11:14:59+00:00April 28th, 2022|Investments, News, Savings|

Thanking Others And The Science Of Gratitude

Presents, cards, meals, hugs are all forms of giving thanks to others, and this time of year is of course particularly special. It’s also a time to give thanks for what we personally have achieved (not just materialistic items). Have you thought about the science behind giving thanks – gratitude?

Research […]

By |2021-11-09T16:52:54+00:00December 1st, 2021|News|

UK Budget – more impact to you than the fund performance?

Yes, I know, it is budget time again. Yippee! The older I get, the more I notice that my friends and I seem to take more notice of the full range of topics covered in the Chancellor’s announcements (and not just the price of alcohol and petrol!).

There are many guides […]

By |2021-11-09T16:53:29+00:00November 9th, 2021|Investments, News|

Intergenerational Wealth

We must talk about…mmm… mmmmm… money (how very un-British!)

This is not an article about inheritance tax planning, per se. Although, I can certainly help if you want advice on the subject and help you not miss out on the valuable allowances available. However, this is an article about highlighting the […]

By |2021-10-01T20:19:36+00:00October 1st, 2021|News, Savings|

How to harvest your investments for over £30k tax free income a year!

It’s harvest time in the farming calendar. Land management has proven that the timing and order in which crops are harvested makes a great deal of difference to the yield. Some factors are relatively predictable, such as when a crop is likely to be ready. Other factors are very uncertain, […]

By |2021-09-30T13:43:44+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Investments, News, Savings|

August Holidays – A Taste of What Retirement Will Be Like? Not Quite!

The images used in retirement marketing often show deck chairs on sunset beaches, golf courses and cruises. It is often portrayed as ‘the longest holiday of your life.’ However, behavioural research continues to challenge that reality:

  • 52% of people surveyed, expected to continue working after ‘retirement’*. This so called ‘Working […]
By |2021-09-21T09:10:25+00:00August 3rd, 2021|News, Retirement|
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