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Build a diverse portfolio of shares from both the UK and abroad, which may include some Corporate and Government Bonds, some property and possibly some commodities. You will spend your time balancing these percentages for an efficient portfolio, giving you the best returns possible for your ideal level of risk. If you then leave your company, all your hard work will be undone.

Let’s look at a simple example. You do your research and decide that you want to invest in a mixed portfolio of 50% bonds of different varieties and 50% equities of varying sectors. The bonds are lower risk

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Consolidate For Clarity

There are some important considerations to take into account with your old trail of pensions that you drag behind you like the cans behind a wedding car. My recommendation is that you seek the advice of an Independent Financial Planner with advanced pension qualifications because there can be other aspects of pensions that would affect this advice. My hope is that those people who are determined to do it themselves will make better decisions as a result of reading my blog posts.

Either way, assuming you don’t give up valuable benefits or increase the charges more than the likely

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As you approach your retirement, you can use several strategies to boost your income. Most people make their way through their working life with little strategic planning for their retirement. They collect a series of different pensions and investments, each of which seem sensible at the time but often don’t take into account where they already are or where they are going. To be able to plan your retirement from a financial perspective, you first need to understand what is important to you. Only once you know what is important to you in the future
can you ensure your finances can

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Asset Allocation
After considering all these common mistakes, how should one approach investment? I thought you’d never ask! MPT is about blending different assets together, like shares, property, bonds, cash and commodities in a way that gives you the best possible returns for your chosen level of risk. Research has shown that with an efficient portfolio, you can get better returns for any given level of risk, or get the same returns by taking less risk, when compared to an inefficient portfolio. This approach is known as your asset allocation.
In more recent years, MPT has received some criticism, because it is

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So far I have given you an understanding of the different tax wrappers within which you can keep your money. I have then given you an idea of how to plan your future financially. However, this Lifetime Cash Flow Forecast will have to make an assumption about the rate at which your money will grow. Even after planning, your money may not grow as you expect. It is now time to understand how you should invest the money once it is inside these wrappers, in order to obtain the growth to meet your Cash Flow Forecast.

The Eight Investment Mistakes Most

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From my previous post about The Power Of A Lifetime Cash Flow Forecast, let’s continue using Tom’s finances as an example.
By using this tool effectively, you can work out much more accurately how much you should save before retirement, and how much you can spend in retirement. Let’s roll forward in time to have a look at what Tom’s Lifetime Cash Flow Forecast could look like at retirement.

Let’s first look at a case where he hasn’t saved enough to meet his desired expenditure for retirement: You can see here that he starts to see a shortfall at age 73.

His pension

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With our head office based in rural Rutland, many of our clients are from farming and agricultural backgrounds. With an increasing trend for farmers’ children and grandchildren to walk away from this age-old profession, a huge proportion of our clients are now asking ‘What can I do once I have sold the farm’?
The farming life is one of hard work, dedication and often uncertainty. But if you love this lifestyle, the hard work and long hours fall away into insignificance, because you are surrounded by your passion and can often reap a life of privilege from what you sow. However,

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Retirement is a like a double-edged sword. We all aim to build the most profitable businesses possible, so that our hard-earned wealth can facilitate a retirement based on comfort, luxury and security. However, in practice, retirement is a scary term laced with uncertainty about an unknown world.
There’s one thing that unites successful business owners and that is their power to effectively delegate. Throughout the lifecycle of any company, most successful business owners try and delegate more and more of the things that they are less good at, so they can spend a greater proportion of their time focusing on what

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Most people go through their life not really knowing what their financial future looks like. They can see what they have now, and how their decisions have affected their money in the past by looking in the rear view mirror, but they do not look further ahead than the next corner or signpost when it comes to their finances.
As a result, people get lost, and most don’t get to where they wanted to go. Where they end isn’t where they wanted to be at all, because of the odd wrong turn along the way. Whilst they might not be a

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If you can’t see where you are going, there is little chance that you will hit what is important to you. What if I were to ask you to drive around Silverstone, focusing on the direction you were going? Whilst I am not sure you would be putting in laps to rival Lewis Hamilton, there is a good chance you would make it around the track without crashing. If I asked you to try again, but only looking in your rear view mirror, there is little chance you would make it around the first corner.
Whilst focusing your attention on what