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Trump’s Speedos economy

Trump’s Speedos economy

Peter McGahan examines how President Trump's Twitter spats come at economic cost for US consumers but also ripple far further afield. Trump’s trade wars, his ego, and access to Twitter. The triangle of doom. What is an investor to do? Well that very much depends if...

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Chasing the most consistent returns

Chasing the most consistent returns

If you are investing for retirement income, Peter McGahan says diversify your investment strategy to ensure consistent returns. A recent headline of ‘advisers should stop chasing unicorn consistent returns’ gave me indigestion. As we have laid out here on numerous...

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Succession planning for businesses

Succession planning for businesses

Identify what you would like to happen with your business assets in your own Will and protect staff and shares in the enterprise you have sacrificed so much time on. 50 Connect reports that in previous news, we talked about the serious issues that could occur when a...

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Volunteering at any age can be fun!

Volunteering at any age can be fun!

This is the story of Mike, and how he helps national children’s charity, Over The Wall, by volunteering at their summer camps for seriously ill children. Mature Times reports that founded in 1999 by Hollywood legend, Paul Newman, the charity provides free residential...

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Selling high and buying low or vice versa

Selling high and buying low or vice versa

How to avoid the classic mistake investors make - buying at a high, when everyone is buying, and sell at a low when everyone else is selling. 50 Connect reports that in a column a few weeks ago, Neil Woodford’s current travails pointed out the circumstances behind his...

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Double edged sword of Woodford criticism

Double edged sword of Woodford criticism

The collapse of embattled stock picker Neil Woodford's fund empire, highlights the risk of putting all your eggs in one basket - no matter how attractive the returns. When Friar Tuck boasted of hitting a tree with an arrow, Robin Hood asked him which tree he aimed...

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“Only little people pay taxes”

“Only little people pay taxes”

Tax efficiency is not tax avoidance. Why getting IFA advice on investments, bonds and tax liability will help your finances in later life. "We don’t pay taxes, only little people pay taxes’ - The haunting words of the late Leona Hemsley, the billionaire convicted of...

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Should job-hogging over-50s all resign?

Should job-hogging over-50s all resign?

Too few jobs. Rising unemployment, especially for young people. Here's a radical solution, says commentator on office and workplace life, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times (born 1959). Wasting time on the internet recently, I came upon a nasty statistic. In the...

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