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Advice avoidance

Many people have an aversion to seeking independent financial advice, and it is often not confined to the serial procrastinator. Whether through ignorance, insecurity or fear, there are a number of underlying reasons why some people tend to shy away… Read More ›

The new generation RA

As with anything requiring your signature, it is absolutely imperative that you understand what you are committing to when investing in a retirement annuity. In essence, there are two vastly different types of retirement annuities available to investors. Knowing and… Read More ›

The unseen enemies

Whilst many investors consider the most ominous threats to their retirement savings to be unpredictable market forces and failing economies, the truth is that some of the greatest threats to one’s retirement can be latent and unassuming. Even the most bullet-proof… Read More ›

The cost of convenience

Being vociferously vocal on the poverty agenda, Pope Francis has once again been urging financiers and  economists to help reverse the current “throw away” culture by putting people at the centre of monetary strategies. In our market-driven economy, too many… Read More ›

Unpack and re-stack

Like an annual dental check-up or a long overdue vehicle service, taking stock of one’s financial position is an activity which is at best tedious, and at worst depressingly alarming. Tedious because, no doubt, sorting through benefit statements, policy documents… Read More ›