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Are you heading towards the wrong financial goals?

Are you heading towards the wrong financial goals?

So, you’ve set your financial goals, worked out what you’ll need to do to make sure you achieve them, and mapped out your route and the milestones you’ll need to hit on your journey. Job done. Time to sit back and enjoy the returns of your hard work! But is it really as simple as …

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Why we are a FEIFA member

Why we are a FEIFA member

United Advisers Group is proud to be a FEIFA member and we wanted to explain what this means for our clients. What is FEIFA ‘FEIFA’ stands for The Federation of European Independent Financial Advisers. It is a non-profit trade association that, for the last decade, has represented, supported, and assisted English-speaking Financial Advisers (IFAs) operating …

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Market Summary – August 2019

Market Summary – August 2019

Boris Johnson: MPs Choice or People’s Choice? The Conservative party has a new leader, and Britain has a new Prime Minister, and his name is Boris. Boris Johnson, likes to be a bit of a showman, but demonstrated in his previous role as Foreign Secretary, that he’s not a ‘details’ person, which may be part …

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Six apps to help you develop great saving habits

Six apps to help you develop great saving habits

Helping people budget effectively and make the best use of their money they have has been the bread and butter of the financial industries world. To support advisers in their mission there is now a raft of technology-based solutions to help people budget. These range from simple spending trackers to full-blown financial applications linking accounts, …

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Key considerations for later life planning

Key considerations for later life planning

The good news is, we’re all living longer and, as a result, we can look forward to longer retirements. The bad news is we have to be able to fund a longer retirement. Most people generally don’t give this enough thought, and many will likely run out of money well before they run out of …

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Market Summary – July 2019

Market Summary – July 2019

Europe leads Global Equity Market increases Equity markets adopted a slightly more optimistic feel in June, with substantial global rises in all major markets, led by Europe where it is beginning to look like another round of quantitative easing might be on the table and, in the US, the Fed hinted about a July rate …

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Happy couples talk about money

Happy couples talk about money

Money is often as a taboo subject for couples to discuss with “money issues” often being cited as a primary reason for couples breaking up. However, recent studies by TD Bank in the US appear to indicate that the tide of popular opinion may be changing when it comes to gauging the effect of couples …

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Market Summary – June 2019

Market Summary – June 2019

Political events shake the world stage, causing market instability A May sell-off in global equity markets followed harsher Sino-US trade dispute rhetoric and veiled Chinese threats to restrict US rare earth metals access, indicating there’s nothing quite like a long, painful trade war between the US and China for choking global growth. Now Trump is …

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Financial Freedom and Divorce

Financial Freedom and Divorce

An emotionally and financially crippling divorce turns your world upside down and lands you in uncomfortable, unknown territory.  It brings with it uncertainty and fear about an unknown future and you can find yourself wondering whether being in an unhappy relationship is easier than the alternative. As with all trauma, recovering from a divorce is …

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The power of half

The power of half

When we are happily living as a couple, we rarely want to think about what life would be like without the other person. This is why we often avoid writing wills, sorting out inheritance or planning funeral costs. These tasks definitely aren’t fun even though they are important. But what if we lived our lives …

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