Month: November 2019

Misconceptions about later life vs retirement reality

Author: Jon Doyle November 28, 2019 In Blog, General, Personal Finance
An issue with our perception of retirement is that we’re informed by the experiences of our parents’ or grandparents’ generations, or by cliched images of retired couples that appear in the media. Close your eyes for a moment and picture an image of retirement. Do you imagine silver-haired couples smiling from the deck of a cruise ship or standing on the golf course?

The World In A Week 41 – Pavlov’s Dogs

Author: Jon Doyle November 26, 2019 In Blog, World in a Week
Last week gave us nothing new to ruminate on; it was a week of recycling the same political stories of trade deals, impeachments and elections.

Transitioning into retirement so it’s not a cliff-edge

Author: Jon Doyle November 21, 2019 In Blog, Personal Finance
How well are you prepared for retirement? The traditional approach to retirement has changed, dramatically so, in recent years. In fact we rarely talk about overnight retirement with clients these days instead talk about the day work becomes a choice. What used to be viewed as a cliff-edge has, for many retirees, become more of a gradual transition into a different lifestyle.

24 hours to lose 22 years’ worth of pensions savings

Author: Jon Doyle November 18, 2019 In Blog, Investments, Personal Finance
Years of hard earned pension, investment and ISA savings could be lost to scammers in the space of 24 hours. According to a new report by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR), victims of scams can […]

The World In A Week 40 – Never A Dull Moment

Author: Jon Doyle November 18, 2019 In Blog, World in a Week
While violent clashes and political rhetoric filled the airwaves last week, markets were considerably more sedate. The Pound Sterling rose against all major global currencies. It appears the markets prefer the possibilities of a Conservative majority government as indicated in the polls to a hung parliament or Corbyn government.

Don’t make financial decisions when you’re hungry

Author: Jon Doyle November 14, 2019 In Blog, General, Personal Finance
The new study from the University of Dundee, published in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, concluded that making any decision while hungry can result in making poorer long-term choices.

The World In A Week 39 – Is This The Beginning Of The End?

Author: Jon Doyle November 12, 2019 In Blog, World in a Week
The election machines for the main political parties rolled into action last week, and with just 31 days until the general election, politicians are keen to get their messages across, while taking carefully worded pot-shots at the opposition.

How much is enough to make work a choice?

Author: Jon Doyle November 7, 2019 In Blog, General, Investments, Personal Finance
According to new research, around 40 million UK adults could be taking their chances when it comes to retirement, admitting they either have not or did not set a savings target.

The World In A Week 38 – The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss?

Author: Jon Doyle November 5, 2019 In Blog, World in a Week
One of the major developments in the world of finance was the changing of the guard at the European Central Bank. Christine Lagarde took over the position of President of the ECB from Mario Draghi.