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How are behavioural patterns shaping our way of investing, for better and worse? #InvestmentInsight

How are behavioural patterns shaping our way of investing, for better and worse? #InvestmentInsight

Tuesday, 17 May 2022 -

When it comes to money and investing, we’re not always as rational as we may think. Every human being is driven by emotions – more than we would like to admit. Emotions are the key drivers of our behaviour, and these behavioural patterns shape our way of investing, for better or worse.

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How confident are you about your retirement? #RetirementReady

How confident are you about your retirement? #RetirementReady

Thursday, 12 May 2022 -

People aged between 55 and 64 are now less confident about their retirement than they were a year ago, with over-55s most likely to be worried about rising prices.

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Tips for maximising your pension #TipTuesday

Tips for maximising your pension #TipTuesday

Tuesday, 10 May 2022 -

A full and happy retirement is a priority for many. But no two people are alike. A ’one-size-fits-all’ system cannot accurately account for everyone’s individual lifestyle choices, so it makes sense that the way you prepare for your future is likely to be different from others.

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Why did Britons save almost 4bn as a result of the Omicron variant? #FridayReads

Why did Britons save almost 4bn as a result of the Omicron variant? #FridayReads

Friday, 06 May 2022 -

New research[1] has highlighted Britons saved almost £4bn[2] as a result of the Omicron variant disrupting social plans during the festive period.

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Five principles of investing everyone should know #InvestmentInsight

Five principles of investing everyone should know #InvestmentInsight

Tuesday, 03 May 2022 -

Are your investments working as hard as they could be? With so many options out there, it can be confusing. We can help you navigate your options and provide a personalised recommendation based on your investment goals.

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How much do I need to save to retire? #RetirementReady

How much do I need to save to retire? #RetirementReady

Thursday, 28 April 2022 -

The question, 'Have I saved enough to retire?’ is a difficult one. It requires a lot of information about you, your family, your income needs in retirement, and an understanding of the various financial vehicles available for saving and investing before it can be answered definitively.

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How to navigate Inheritance Tax and intergenerational planning #TipTuesday

How to navigate Inheritance Tax and intergenerational planning #TipTuesday

Tuesday, 26 April 2022 -

Intergenerational planning helps you put financial measures in place to benefit your children later in life, and even your future grandchildren, but it’s important to start planning early.

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Homeowners unlock a record-breaking 4.4bn in property wealth #FridayReads

Homeowners unlock a record-breaking 4.4bn in property wealth #FridayReads

Friday, 22 April 2022 -

Despite the pandemic, 2021 saw older homeowners release a record-breaking £4.4bn in property wealth at a rate of more than £12m a day to help family members and secure their own finances by repaying debt or remortgaging existing borrowing, according to newly released data[1].

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Don't miss your chance to get a free, personalised retirement planning report this April!

Don't miss your chance to get a free, personalised retirement planning report this April!

Wednesday, 20 April 2022 -

Thinking about cashing in your pension? Until the end of April, Money Minder are offering a free retirement planning report that will help you to compare the different options you have and how you might get access to your pension pot.

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Will portfolios perform well in 2022? #InvestmentInsight

Will portfolios perform well in 2022? #InvestmentInsight

Tuesday, 19 April 2022 -

In 2021, there was a return to some form of normality across a vast majority of regions following successful vaccine roll-outs around the globe. But will the economic rebound continue in 2022, or be stymied by rising energy prices, higher inflation and further continued uncertainty brought about by the pandemic fallout?

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Ray Black is this week's This is Money's expert!

Ray Black is this week's This is Money's expert!

Thursday, 14 April 2022 -

This week, Ray Black, Money Minder's Managing Director and Chartered Financial Planner, spoke with This is Money to give advice on the best way to invest for income in retirement.

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How can you improve your financial health? #TipTuesday

How can you improve your financial health? #TipTuesday

Tuesday, 12 April 2022 -

All of your financial decisions and activities have an effect on your financial health. To help improve your financial health during this period of rising inflation and interest rates, we look at three areas that could help keep you on track to achieving your specific financial goals.

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How is the cost-of-living crunch affecting long-term planning? #FridayReads

How is the cost-of-living crunch affecting long-term planning? #FridayReads

Friday, 08 April 2022 -

Britain’s cost-of-living crunch has hit the country hard, with inflation at its highest level in three decades, petrol prices spiralling, retail price increases rising to their highest levels in ten years and, most recently, Ofgem announcing a 54% price hike in energy bills affecting 22 million households.

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Why now is the time to make sure you protect your wealth #InvestmentInsight

Why now is the time to make sure you protect your wealth #InvestmentInsight

Tuesday, 05 April 2022 -

The word ‘inflation’ had barely featured in the market’s vocabulary in the last three decades until it suddenly started to come back with a vengeance in 2021. As higher inflation looks set to persist in 2022, finding ways to generate a return on investments greater than inflation will be a key investment theme – otherwise your wealth falls in real terms.

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Will you be able to retire when you want to? #RetirementReady

Will you be able to retire when you want to? #RetirementReady

Thursday, 31 March 2022 -

The changes in the retirement landscape mean that many people today are having to adjust their outlook towards retirement. With more people living longer, expectations of retirement are being reshaped and there is no longer a one-size-fits-all approach to retirement planning.

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How is redundancy pushing over 50s out of the workforce?

How is redundancy pushing over 50s out of the workforce?

Tuesday, 29 March 2022 -

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has made Britain’s workforce smaller, with a sharp rise in early retirement among older workers

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What's the right emergency fund amount for you? #FridayReads

What's the right emergency fund amount for you? #FridayReads

Friday, 25 March 2022 -

An emergency fund is money you put aside to cover a financial shock. This could be losing your job, or a large, unexpected expense. Building an emergency fund can help prevent you needing to borrow money or make difficult financial decisions in those moments, by giving you savings to fall back on.

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How can you improve your financial life? #TipTuesday

How can you improve your financial life? #TipTuesday

Tuesday, 22 March 2022 -

It’s the perfect time to take stock of your budget, liabilities and investments—and check them against your financial goals. 

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