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Retirement

How much do I need to save to retire?

Questions to help you live your best life in later life

The question, ‘Have I saved enough to retire?’ is a difficult one. It requires a lot of information about you, your family, your income needs in retirement, and an understanding of the various financial vehicles available for saving and investing before it can be answered definitively.

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Financial Planning

Improving your financial health

Staying on track to achieving specific financial goals

All of your financial decisions and activities have an effect on your financial health. To help improve your financial health during this period of rising inflation and interest rates, we look at three areas that could help keep you on track to achieving your specific financial goals.

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Financial Planning

Invest your way out of inflation

Why now is the time to make sure you protect your wealth

The word ‘inflation’ had barely featured in the market’s vocabulary in the last three decades until it suddenly started to come back with a vengeance in 2021. As higher inflation looks set to persist in 2022, finding ways to generate a return on investments greater than inflation will be a key investment theme – otherwise your wealth falls in real terms.

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Financial Planning

Getting ready to retire?

Bolstering your retirement lifestyle as you approach retirement 

Have you ever wondered what you need to consider as you approach retirement? Whatever your concept of what is a good pension pot, one certainty is that relying on the State Pension alone will not give you a good enough pension to live on comfortably through your retirement.

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Financial Planning

Ukraine-Russia crisis

Why investors should take a long-term perspective and not panic

On the 24 February the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, ordered a military invasion against Ukraine. A war that many considered unthinkable had begun. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent shockwaves through pretty much every asset class across the globe. But if you are a long-term investor the best course of action for most individual investors is to keep calm and carry on.
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Financial Planning

Smart money habits

Best practice, smart money habits

Does the idea of looking at your bank account cause a sense of dread? Does the ping of your banking app make you question every single one of your spending choices?

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Financial Planning

Smoothing market volatility

How to avoid trying to second-guess market movements

Fear and worry is understandable, particularly as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to the biggest daily drop in the FTSE 100 since the financial crisis. Trying to second-guess the impact of events such as the coronavirus or the recent global stock market volatility – or even attempting to make a bet on them – rarely pays off and understandably can deter some people from investing.