We’re talking about the 100 Year life
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: 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 becoming increasingly common to celebrate your 100th birthday, bringing new challenges to planning. Just a century…

Read more
The World In A Week 69 – The Pain In Spain
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: 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 the US economic recovery became the main anxiety for markets. With critical unemployment benefits due…

Read more
Getting flexible about time
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: 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.

Read more
The World In A Week 68 – Simmering Tensions
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: 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 first to reopen its economy, recovered faster than expected in June compared to the…

Read more
The World In A Week 67 – VAT’s The Way Forward
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: 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 retain these workers on their books. He has also promised to fund the wages of…

Read more
Mini Budget Summary Summer 2020
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: 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 recovery. While updates to the associated Treasury Direction and HMRC’s Guidance are awaited, the key…

Read more
The 5 Crucial Concepts For Doctors and Dentists Building Wealth That Lasts For Life
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: 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.

Read more
The World In A Week 66 – Getting Back to Business
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: 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.

Read more
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: 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 as it’s value gets eroded away. t’s easy to see why people choose to hold…

The World In A Week 65 – Are The Cracks Starting To Show?
  • Posted by: Jon Doyle
  • Category: 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 the Democrats and China. Despite Trump’s attack, China continued to keep their end of the…

Read more