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The retirement time bomb & why it’s even worse for women

Retirement planning is rarely seen as an exciting topic but no one can deny that planning for your financial future is important. It becomes even more important when you find out that the vast majority of people are woefully underfunded … Continue reading

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Are your funds in the dog house?

It is estimated that in the UK alone some £8 billion is languishing in under-performing investment funds. Add all the money in offshore funds and other jurisdictions and the number is worryingly large. These poorly performing funds, known as dogs, … Continue reading

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When your investments are more than just money

For a significant number of investors, investing in shares and funds can feel like a dance with the devil as they have to compromise beliefs to achieve a return. With the growing awareness of the environmental impact of modern life, … Continue reading

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UK National Insurance payments & the State Pension – what expats need to know

The rules regarding entitlement to the UK State Pension have just changed so if you are not fully aware of the changes, and how they might affect you, and studies show that few people are, you need to read on.

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News: Brooklands Trustees – no cause for concern

Anyone who has a SIPP or QROPS with Brooklands Trustees Limited will have received emails in the last few days which may have caused concern as it suggested that the company had gone into administration  but I want to reassure … Continue reading

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Will you outlive your money?

For most of us living longer is one of the benefits of modern life but has it occurred to you that this can also be a problem? This means is that you may last longer than your savings. As it … Continue reading

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10 pension mistakes you really want to avoid

Too many people bury their head in the sand when it comes to planning for their financial future. In this article I want to look at some of the issues that you really cannot afford to ignore. When I use … Continue reading

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News: UK pension deficits increase to record level

According to figures released by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) the collective shortfall in company pension schemes increased to a record £312.1bn last month. This marked the highest deficit in final salary pension schemes since records began in 2003 the. … Continue reading

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Planning for the future? Something to think about…

There are two main threats to your income in retirement. Not saving enough now Inflation  Consider these facts: During 2010, of the 450,000 pension annuities that were purchased in the UK, less than 1% were over £200,000 in value. (HMRC … Continue reading

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General guidance for British expats

  This post has been superceded by another with more up to date information. Please go to https://financialuae.me/2011/05/23/guidance-for-british-expats-updated-may-2011/ Taxes British expatriates are generally not liable for UK income tax on their earnings whilst resident in the UAE, but specific rules … Continue reading

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