Children grow up fast, my eldest is just starting secondary school and she seems to be growing up at a rate of knots! For parents, there are many ways to encourage them to take control of their finances from a young age into adulthood. Everything from new pocket money apps to bringing in allowances for…
Headlines were dominated by the Conservative Party leadership contest, which saw the expected outcome of a victory for Boris Johnson. In his inaugural speech as Prime Minister, Johnson said his priorities were to deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn.
New research has found that middle-income 60 to 74-year-olds are enjoying 60% higher income than the same age group back in the mid-1990s.
The biggest US banks reported their second quarter earnings of 2019 last week and it was generally a robust quarter for them all, although Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs disappointed a bit by being the only major US banks to have revenues, net income and earnings-per-share all fall compared to a year earlier.
When it comes to pensions, women often get a raw deal, relative to men and as a husband and father to two girls this bothers me.
Lower lifetime earnings, combined with career breaks to raise children and care for
relatives, are factors which result in less money in later life.
It’s been a busy old month in the world of investing, following the suspension of Neil Woodford’s flagship £3.7bn Equity Income fund and the fallout on companies such as Hargreaves Landsdown.
Markets were quite sedate last week, with global equities as measured by the MSCI ACWI Index falling -0.2% in GBP terms. UK shares were down -0.6%, while Europe Ex-UK was down -1.1% and the S&P 500 in the US bucked the global trend by being up +0.4%. Emerging Market equities were down -1.2%, led by…
Cashflow is king! With the liquidity of investment funds coming into sharp focus in recent weeks, following the trading suspension imposed on investors in the Woodford Equity Income fund we take a look at some of the background and consider how important liquidity is investors.
Is it possible for a government to increase its total tax receipt by cutting taxes?
The House of Lords has published a report aimed at tackling inter-generational unfairness, and the growing gap in wealth between younger and older people in the UK.
Our adviser Jon Doyle unpacks it for you here.