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Divorce: Do I need a financial planner?

A good financial planner will bring to your attention and help you avoid making mistakes, I have included some here as examples but the list is not exhaustive. • Dealing

Analysis , Small Caps , Tax Efficient Investing

Why are you investing?

That question is why? Why are you doing what you are doing? What are you looking to achieve? When and in what fashion do you want your money back? I


Divorce: financial mistakes to avoid part 2

Not having a true understanding of the financial assets and debts of the marriage This can be the biggest downfall of women in a divorce. It is absolutely essential to


Self-employed wrongly investigated by HMRC

But that’s exactly what is happening to many small business and self-employed workers. HMRC’s operational guidance notes state that before a Schedule 36 notice is issued, information should be requested

Alternative Investments , Analysis

How to invest in UK fracking?

“Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is the process by which horizontal and vertical drilling combined with the injection of highly pressurised fluids can be applied to release oil and natural gas

Analysis , Property

Guard against the pensions storm

It anticipates a “perfect storm” for retirement of economic uncertainty, indebtedness and an ageing population. As highlighted by the Financial Services Authority chairman Adair Turner in 2005, there are only


Don’t rely on the FTSE 100

Following comments from Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, the record remains intact (for now at least) as stock markets then fell back.  However the FTSE 100 still

Analysis , Shares , Small Caps

Insuring against an investment firesale

Most of us work hard to build what we consider to be our nest egg for retirement. We strive to give our children the best possible start in life, whilst


Investing in Japan may well be overrated

The Index currently stands at less than 15,000 points, a staggering decline over a near 24 year period. I also point out over the years many financial commentators and investment


A Japanese correction

The strong performance continued when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was elected in December 2012. However over the past week the Nikkei 225 has fallen over 2,100 points or 13%. This