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how-to-avoid-full
25 Sep

How to Avoid Outliving Your Savings

‘Retirees will outlive their savings by a decade’ declared the World Economic Forum in a recent report entitled ‘Investing in (and for) Our Future.’ The research upon which this claim was founded looked at life expectancy and retirement savings across six major world economies. The good...

healthy-brain
25 Sep

Book Review: Healthy Brain, Happy Life

Nearing forty, Dr. Wendy Suzuki was at the pinnacle of her career. An award-winning university professor and world-renowned neuroscientist, she had tenure, her own successful research lab, prestigious awards, and international renown. That's when, as part of her birthday celebrations, she booked an adventure trip that...

good-advice-big
29 Jul

The real value of good advice

The number of investment failures that have hit the headlines in recent weeks is a reminder of the value of good financial advice. Earlier this year, London Capital & Finance (LCF) collapsed after Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched an investigation and forced the firm to suspend...

book686
29 Jul

Book Review: The HappySelf Journal

If you have young children or grandchildren, then I highly recommend the HappySelf Journal as a gift for them. It is a daily journal for children aged 6 to 12, based on scientifically proven methods that promote happiness, develop healthy habits for life and nurture...

2018
29 Jan

2018: A review of investment returns

After six consecutive years of positive returns, in 2018 the UK stock market declined by 9.5%, while the global stock markets declined by about 3%. A careful observer might argue that a ‘correction’ was long overdue, given the generous return of prior years. However, that hasn’t...