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Financial planning in the North East – fail to plan, plan to fail

financial planning success

It’s a well-known expression and one that we at Robson Laidler Wealth focus 100% of our client time on. To us, working with our clients is not about selling products, we’re always thinking about our clients’ plans and how we might help achieve them with good financial planning. Our priority […]

Getting to Know Us – Amanda Cowie, Robson Laidler Wealth

Amanda Cowie

When we meet someone in real life, we ask questions to get to know them better. We listen to their anecdotes, ideas, opinions, and beliefs. We try to unearth their story, and to tell our own. The end goal is to connect. In business the rules don’t really change. We […]

Financial planning for University – “Today playgroup, tomorrow university”

Financial Planning Student

Someone said this to me about 18 years ago when their daughter, a similar age to mine, had just started playgroup.  This mother, so upset about losing the company of her toddler, not long after started to home-school – successfully, huge admiration.  At the same point, I practically jogged to […]

Self employed millennials heading for a rocky retirement

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Recent research from Fidelity suggest that those who are self employed between the ages of 23 and 38 (millennials) are not saving enough for retirement. Two in three young self-employed workers surveyed by the investment firm and pension provider said they had no pension savings whatsoever, with nearly three-quarters of […]

Later Life Care – a financial time bomb?

later life care time bomb

Local authorities are cash strapped – fact.  The Dilnot Report capping the cost of Later Life Care fees keeps being delayed.  Something has to be done to address this. The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has published ‘Care in later life: incentives to use assets to pay for care’ sponsored by […]

10 Questions with Robson Laidler Wealth Director Neil Cowie

Wealth Director Neil Cowie

What was your first break in business? Getting a call to discuss the new financial planning advice business being set up by Robson Laidler in 2005. 2. What did you want to be growing up? Airline pilot – I’m still a bit of a plane spotter! 3. What attracted you […]

Amanda gains much sought after later life accreditation

Amanda Cowie

Robson Laidler Wealth Director Amanda Cowie has recently received an accreditation from the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA).  There are only three other Independent Financial Advisers in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear who hold this. The Later Life Advisers Accreditation has now become established as the industry standard of […]

Inflation Rising – What this means for your “Risk Free” money

Inflation Rising

The recent rise in inflation to 2.4% doesn’t just add to the squeeze on household incomes it also reduces the spending power of money held in bank savings. Many individuals are reluctant to invest in the financial markets for fear of losing money yet these same people often have thousands […]