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Beating the 72% inflation trap

Compare £100,000 buying power in 1998 with 2018. Just to have the ability to buy the same basket of goods, you would need £172,860, writes Peter McGahan.

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Mind the gap: Report reveals that Brits have unrealistic retirement aspirations

A nation-wide UK survey produced by Equity Release Supermarket (ERS) has revealed that there is a clear disconnect between many people’s retirement aspirations and their current financial provision, or lack thereof.

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How should I manage my investments through Brexit?

Peter McGahan takes a look at how you might invest post Brexit by looking at how sectors have performed since the referendum.

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How to protect your business

Cash flow is the prime reason businesses fail, but as Peter McGahan explains a lack of effective protection can do as much damage as short term lack of funds.

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What do the US midterms mean for investors

How the outcome of the US midterm elections and the posturing of President Trump is impacting high street spending and providing a lead through global markets.

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0 Micro Peter McGahan
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Staying calm amid global sell-off

A sharp Wall Street sell-off has sent tremors throughout global equity markets. Kasim Zafar explains why.

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Easy mistakes to avoid with investments

How emotions get in the way of sound investment strategy and why you should learn lessons from good times as well as bad.

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0 Micro Peter McGahan
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Grey market travel insurance costs push silver surfers’ trips into the red

Insurance industry facing a challenge to deliver affordable travel insurance premiums to older people with pre-existing health conditions and other specific needs.

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Britain’s great pension robbery – why the ‘defined benefits’ gold standard is a luxury of the past

John Stittle argues that companies have largely washed their hands of pensioners’ financial welfare in retirement and says employees and their pensions will increasingly be at the mercy of financial markets

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Counter intuitive investing at retirement

Pension freedoms and pension drawdown, we've all heard about them but how do we best make use of them for the long term.

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0 Micro Peter McGahan
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Tax on spending and benefit cuts hit lower earners and older people

Benefit cuts and rises in taxes on spending are having a punishing affect on low income older people.

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One in 10 targeted by pension freedom scammers

Offers to unlock or transfer pension funds are the most likely scam tactics.

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Should I keep my with-profits investment?

The £274 billion ‘with profits’ market is under review by the Financial Conduct Authority – again.

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0 Micro Peter McGahan
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How to lose 57% of your pension … 1, 2, 3

Peter McGahan looks at how to grow your pension but cautions there is no point having a tax efficient saving if you squander on higher charges and poorer performance.

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Surprise fall in inflation makes May rate hike (slightly) less likely

While falling inflation is good news for UK households, Ben Brettell says staff costs and labour market pressures could push rates up.

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One in eight will retire with no pension in 2018 - but number without savings is shrinking

New research highlights the significance of the State Pension to people in retirement including those with pension savings of their own.

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Financial markets reverberate to shocking week

Looking at how recent news stories have created uncertainty on the financial markets.

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Savage buy-to let-remortgage lottery

Ronan Marrion cautions buy-to-let investors to look beyond 2020 before deciding to dip their toes in the property market.

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Pensions on the March

For most of the year people can go days, or even weeks, without thinking about their pension. However, when it comes to taking stock of the value of your pension pot March is the busiest month of the year as Nathan Long explains.

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Market falls and pension savers

Global markets have plunged in recent days but what does that mean for pension savers. Nathan Long explains.

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Income tail wags investment DOG

With current cash ISA rates paying at best 2.15%, investors are struggling to do what’s best for their personal financial security.

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0 Micro Peter McGahan
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Noisy Trumpety Trump

Is Trumps ‘noise’ preventing your capital growing? Peter McGahan argues his point.

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Why financial inequality can't simply be blamed on older people hoarding their wealth

Karen Rowlingson says debate around financial inequality and inter-generational divisions is a smokescreen for cuts in social care and social security for older people.

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Bitcoin valued at $20,000? What’s really going on?

With Bitcoin having reached $20,000, Peter McGhan takes a closer look at what this means.

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Government review of auto-enrolment pensions

Tom McPhail looks ahead to the DWP auto-enrolment pension review and what it is likely to say.

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How to avoid running out of money in retirement

Nathan Long looks at 'capital nibbling' and other investment strategies as a means of generating retirement income.

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Are stock markets ‘tulip heavy’?

Peter McGahan recalls the Fanny Kemble bulb while considering how to get vlue from an over-priced stock market.

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0 Micro Peter McGahan
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Tax avoidance might be legal but it's time we seriously questioned its ethics

Nicholas Lord argues that tax avoidance schemes must be formally approved by the state - before use - rather than closed down after they are discovered.

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End of the growth bubble?

Peter McGahan looks at the current exchange-traded funds and cautions history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.

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0 Micro Peter McGahan
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What will the Chinese congress mean for the world economy?

Peter McGahan examines what 'Socialism with Chinese characteristics' means and how OBOR will shake up world trade.

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0 Micro Peter McGahan


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