In my opinion

Wealth Blind Spot 5 – double your business in an afternoon

Taking well deserved luxury holidays in the sun, dining out in expensive restaurants, maybe even buying a property or two and retiring early. These are some of the dreams you probably had when you took the decision to become financially independent and set up your own business. Those dreams however, have yet to become a […]

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Taxing Election

Get ready for a taxing election Last week Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, defined those earning “above £70,000 to £80,000 a year” as rich. His party, he said, would shift the tax burden to these Fat Cats. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you are one of the targets in Mr McDonnel’s grasping sights. But […]

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Wealth Blind Spot #4 Tax Breaks

Mention the term “tax avoidance” at a dinner party and you’re bound to kick off a passionate and lively debate. But tax avoidance doesn’t have to mean secret Swiss bank accounts and undisclosed PO boxes in the Cayman Islands. Here in the UK, we’ve got some perfectly legitimate ways in which you could reduce the […]

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Theresa will be watching France closely…

France heads to the polls in the first of two rounds of voting on April 23rd to elect a new president who will inherit a country in turmoil and looking for change. After today’s announcement, no doubt Theresa May will be watching closer than might normally be the case. François Hollande, the incumbent President, won’t […]

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Wealth Blind Spot #3 Poor Performance

Many of you are probably watching this amazed that there are investors out there that are not keeping a firm grip on the performance of their investment portfolio, but it’s surprising how many people simply think that the process of investing is enough in itself. After all, if you’re investing for the long term, let’s […]

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US market exodus

According to the FT this week, US stock funds have experienced their largest withdrawals in more than 18 months. It’s not a one-off either. Momentum has been building for months with Reuters reporting way back in October of last year that that investors had pulled more than $16.9 billion from stock funds in just seven […]

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