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  • Trump: what does he mean for your financial future?

    Article by andrew | 03/02/2017 - 10:02
    On the 8th November 2016 much of the world was watching as Donald Trump, a businessman with very little political experience was announced as President Elect. Markets initially fell on the news, as had been widely predicted, with European indices off nearly 10% initially and the S&P 500 falling ...
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  • UK Pensions Crisis

    Article by andrew | 29/11/2016 - 16:11
    A £1 trillion high deficit for defined benefit (final Salary) pensions Over the summer almost every paper and publication had stories covering the pensions crisis, though trying to understand what it represents for yourself and your future isn't necessarily straightforward. Firstly, what is t...
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  • Britain's Growing Pension Crisis

    Article by blackdenadmin | 11/05/2016 - 13:05
    When the long established  UK department store BHS, bought in 2000 and recently sold by Sir Philip Green for £1, filed for bankruptcy last month, it swiftly became clear that as well as a large number of job losses, there was a gaping hole in the funding of the company pension scheme. This 'ho...
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  • Early retirement: a dream or reality?

    Article by blackdenadmin | 09/11/2015 - 21:11
    What is the ultimate dream? Well it’s fair to say that it is the dream of many to retire early. Early retirement is never easily achieved, however before addressing the issue of how to build a stable financial future you need to ask yourself not only “how much do I need?”, but also “when wou...
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  • “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining”

    Article by blackdenadmin | 22/09/2015 - 17:09
    This quote from J F Kennedy might be well known and much quoted, but very rarely is it ever applied. It is all too easy to forget past miscalculations and we all too often choose to ignore or disregard what the future may hold when the present seems so sanguine. Your financial security seems encoura...
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