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6 Benefits of Financial Independence

6 Benefits of Financial Independence

How often do you receive promotional offers, delivered right to your inbox, encouraging you to spend? The compulsion to buy is, quite literally, always at our fingertips. This temptation to buy can be damaging to your ability to achieve financial independence. We live at a time when you can order just about anything online, any …

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Has your current adviser ever asked you these 7 essential questions?

Has your current adviser ever asked you these 7 essential questions?

The questions asked by your current adviser can provide real insight into how they work. Most financial advisers concentrate on selling you a product to fix a ‘problem’ rather than tackling proper financial planning that focuses on the most important thing – you. Most people value a service that relates to their goals and dreams …

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Preparing for the unexpected

Preparing for the unexpected

We know it’s never easy to think about preparing for the worst such as severe illness, disability or death. These are not topics we take lightly but they are eventualities for which we all need to prepare. Have you thought about what would happen in the event of you falling ill and not being able …

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5 advantages of international banking for expats

5 advantages of international banking for expats

An offshore bank offering international banking is a bank located in any country other than the account holder’s home country. An account held in an offshore bank is therefore often described as an offshore bank account. While international banking and offshore bank accounts are often negatively perceived as a way to avoid paying tax (which …

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5 things to consider before investing in luxury products

5 things to consider before investing in luxury products

Is buying, or investing in, luxury items always a wise decision? Investing in luxury goods has long been an attractive alternative to investing in the stock market. A major perk of art as an asset, for example, is that its value doesn’t rise or decline with the stock market and, when sold in the future, …

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Looking after your mind, body and soul

Looking after your mind, body and soul

Now that most of us are experiencing some sort of confinement, we want to share some ideas we’ve come across for staying fit and healthy in mind and body. In our round-up, we’ve included ideas for keeping kids entertained too, which we know is no mean feat!  Mental health Looking after your mental health is …

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Films you should watch about finance and investment

Films you should watch about finance and investment

Given that we are all spending more time at home and inevitably more time in front of the TV, we have updated our top finance and investment film recommendations. We’ve also included TV series in this updated edition and broadened the range a little. We hope you enjoy our top picks including the good, the …

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How cost averaging works in market peaks and troughs

How cost averaging works in market peaks and troughs

It’s not uncommon for people to think they should pull their investments when markets are falling amidst a crisis like a global health pandemic. When markets react, we react. The problem with that, however, is that you make the mistake of selling when prices are low and buying at higher prices when markets inevitably rebound. …

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Investment decisions in uncertain times

Investment decisions in uncertain times

It’s perfectly normal to feel twitchy during volatile times and uncertain about your investment decisions. We understand equity market volatility occurring as a result of events such as global pandemics is a concern for many, certainly as it relates to investments. Short-term volatility is a characteristic of investing. Share prices rise and fall but markets …

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The ‘Truth’ about saving for retirement

The ‘Truth’ about saving for retirement

Regardless of whether you’re nearing retirement or just starting to plan for your future, knowing how much you will need to retire comfortably can be challenging. There are various factors to consider such as your ideal retirement age and what exactly a comfortable retirement means to you. Does it involve travelling the world, staying in …

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