Month: July 2020

We’re talking about the 100 Year life

Author: Jon Doyle July 30, 2020 In Blog, Investments, Personal Finance, Retirement, Will and Estate Planning
When you think about your lifestyle goals and financial planning, how far ahead do you look? It wasn’t so long ago that planning to reach 80 meant you could be sure of financial security throughout your life. But now, it’s […]

The World In A Week 69 – The Pain In Spain

Author: Jon Doyle July 27, 2020 In Blog
The week started buoyantly with markets in a risk-on mood following positive news about vaccine trials and governments ordering doses of the vaccine in their tens of millions.  However, this positive outlook slowly deteriorated throughout the week, as concerns over […]

Getting flexible about time

Author: Jon Doyle July 22, 2020 In Blog, Personal Finance, Retirement
There is a temptation in retirement planning to focus on a single moment in time, one transition, the day you leave the office for last time, and become retired. To do this would be a mistake. Not only has there been a 68% increase in the number of self-employed people over the age of 50 in the past 10 years but there is also a 25% chance of a 66-year-old male living to age 92 rising to age 94 for a female. Consequently, people are generally working longer but more importantly, they are working flexibly and phasing their way into full retirement.

The World In A Week 68 – Simmering Tensions

Author: Jon Doyle July 20, 2020 In Blog, World in a Week
Markets broadly remained in positive territory last week on the back of encouraging reports from vaccine trials. Data for the second quarter of this year demonstrated that the global contraction has been less severe than first feared. China, who was […]

The World In A Week 67 – VAT’s The Way Forward

Author: Jon Doyle July 13, 2020 In Blog, World in a Week
Last week, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak unveiled his latest plan to support the economic recovery. As the job-retention scheme begins to unwind, Sunak has pledged to protect the jobs of furloughed workers by offering a £1,000 bonus to companies who […]

Mini Budget Summary Summer 2020

Author: Jon Doyle July 9, 2020 In Blog, Business Finance, News, Personal Finance
(announced on 8th July 2020) Key Headline Announcements On Wednesday, 8 July 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, pledged to protect, support and create jobs and get pubs and restaurants going again as he unveiled a package to kickstart the economy’s […]

The 5 Crucial Concepts For Doctors and Dentists Building Wealth That Lasts For Life

Author: Jon Doyle July 8, 2020 In Blog
Knowing where to start when trying to manage our finances and build true lasting wealth can be really difficult so we have put together a list 5 essential steps especially for Doctors and Dentists to building wealth that lasts for life.

The World In A Week 66 – Getting Back to Business

Author: Jon Doyle July 7, 2020 In World in a Week
Saturday, the 4th July was not only Independence Day in the United States but also the day on which the inhabitants of the UK began to regain at least some of their liberty as the economy began to reopen.

The Hidden Cost Of Cash

Author: Jon Doyle July 3, 2020 In Blog, Investments, Personal Finance
How much of your wealth should you hold in cash? Often viewed as the ‘safe’ option that is secure and reliable there is a real danger that holding too much cash will cost you a fortune in the long run […]

The World In A Week 65 – Are The Cracks Starting To Show?

Author: Jon Doyle July 3, 2020 In Blog, World in a Week
Possibly. Donald Trump’s opinion poll ratings slid below 40% last week, the first time since 2017 pushing the Democrats into the lead. This weakness makes Trump even more unpredictable than normal and he was quick to look for scapegoats, notably […]