Category Archives: Investments

The Autumn Budget Changes to Pensions

The Autumn Budget Changes to Pensions

If you have a UK pension then you may need to be aware of three important changes that were announced in the recent Autumn Budget:   No 1.  The change to the age that you can take an income from an invested pension. We’ve been mentioning this to our clients […]

Investor anxiety at an all-time high

Investor anxiety

The following article from Dimensional is food for thought about investor behaviour as global equity markets are at or near all-time highs:   KEY TAKEAWAYS Financial journalists periodically stoke investors’ record-high anxiety by suggesting the laws of physics apply to financial markets—that what goes up must come down.   But […]

Good Money Week 2021 – What is a ‘good’ investment?

Good Money Week

It’s Good Money Week this week, so you may be asking, “What does ‘good’ mean for my investments?” Great question and one we’ve been chatting to our existing and new clients about for a few years’ now and why we developed some alternative portfolios to take specific client values into […]

Give your finance function the attention it deserves

Give your finance function the attention it deserves.

As a business owner are you sometimes guilty of not showing the finance function of your business the attention it deserves? We have a great analogy on this!… Most people treat accountants like they do their car tyres. It is bewildering when people scrimp on tyres for their car. Let […]

Pensions Awareness Day – All you need to know

national pension day

Pension Awareness Day takes place annually on September 15 with the aim to alert the nation that they need to save more for their retirement.   So what do you need to be aware of exactly? Here’s some tips from Chartered Financial Planner Amanda Cowie director at  RL Wealth:   Pensions are […]

Business owners – how to prioritise your personal plans

business owner

We’ve met lots of business owners recently who are still working hard well into their 60’s.  This is typically because they love what they do.  But also it’s because they haven’t had a chance to consider making plans.  They are too busy!   So, why should you take your foot […]

World Environment Day. What are green investments?

World Environment Day

A few years’ ago, we felt that it was important to offer our client’s an alternative to our mainstream investment portfolios which are low cost and globally diverse.  But what does the green alternative look like?  We decided not to call our new portfolios ethical investments.  This is because what […]

Financial planning for newly qualified dentists

dentist financial planning

Hurrah, after 5 long years you are now ready to go out and earn some money!  What should newly qualified dentists be thinking about? How you are paid Ultimately the contract with the dental practice will determine your status for tax but if you are self-employed, it is up to […]

Why organising your finances is good for your mental health

finances and mental health

Why is organising your finances good for your mental health? Mind, the mental health charity says:   It’s those nagging thoughts in the middle of the night that cause us to lose sleep, cause gut busting anxiety and yes, it can become a vicious cycle leading to depression, relationship issues […]

Happy Financial Independence Day

funding support

On 25 April the world celebrated Financial Independence Day. So, what is Financial Independence? Well, according to Wiki it’s “the status of having enough income to pay one’s living expenses for the rest of one’s life without having to be employed or dependent on others.” Sound good? But how many of us actually know how […]