Govt hypocrisy on pensioner perks stinks

Jun 29, 2015 No Comments by
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The Conservative party is clear. They defeated Ed Miliband and his brand of overly generous welfare combined with heavy handed state intervention. You would never catch George Osborne spouting socialist-lite policies such as an energy price freeze and rent controls or, heaven forbid, increasing welfare spending by scrapping the so-called bedroom tax. No sirrreee, that type of […]

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5 Ways To Dramatically Improve Your Execution Capability

Jun 28, 2015 No Comments by
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Long term strategies for success It’s often said that business is 10% strategy and 90% execution and I certainly believe this to be true. As part of your business education it’s important to read widely, listen to business experts (inside and outside of the profession) and to keep absorbing new information. However, all that reading, […]

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The Weekly Round Up

Jun 26, 2015 No Comments by
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This week Martin Bamford lifted the lid on industry awards and in the main received plenty of supporting comment. A uncomfortable read for some who host awards, perhaps. Share with us your thoughts and experiences of entering awards..why do you or why don’t you ? We had an insight in the future on Monday and […]

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Perfection, Authenticity and the art of getting it wrong.

Jun 25, 2015 1 Comment
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As a business owner, as a professional, as a dad, as a man… …I’m a million miles away from perfect. Now whilst I’m constantly trying to find ways to develop my skills, improve my knowledge whilst living my life as happily as I can….I’ve got to admit I could, without a shadow of a doubt, […]

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Intuitive appeal to bucket approach to retirement

Jun 24, 2015 No Comments
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By Paul Resnik and Peter Worcester Over the last few years we’ve seen a growing number of strategies adopted by advisers to engage investors in their money decisions. One that has an intuitive appeal is sometimes termed the ‘Bucket Shop’ approach as it can be applied to meet older investors’ needs. Conversations between advisers and […]

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How some people make “boring money” fun 

Jun 24, 2015 2 Comments

Yesterday , financial journalist and founder of the Platforum Holly Mackay, launched a new company “Boring Money”. I like that phrase, work is boring, money is boring- there is a natural synergy there. It’s not done to talk about either in interesting society and I imagine Holly makes for an interesting society.     As does Chris […]

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Lifting the lid on industry awards

Jun 22, 2015 12 Comments
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I’ve found this a bit of a tough one to write. On the one hand, I don’t want to come across as bitter. I’m occasionally bitter about a few things, but this genuinely isn’t one of them. I also don’t want to upset some of the excellent relationships I’ve got with journalists at various trade […]

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A robot wrote this blog

Jun 19, 2015 2 Comments
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I’ve claimed this post, but it’s actually been written by a sophisticated piece of software – a Roboblogger. But do you care? I’m going to guess the answer is yes, and as there’s no human passion behind the words, they somehow seem less real. Roboadvisers are taking over, and financial advisers all over the world, […]

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A Revolutionary Pension Idea

Jun 18, 2015 3 Comments
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I’ve got a need. I’d like to put some money aside which will give me an income in my retirement. I’m not, however, fussed about getting hold of the capital. It’s not the cash I want, it’s income for my everyday needs when I’m not working. I’m also not worried about the kids getting this […]

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