Archive: 2013

A Lot Can Happen in Nine Months

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement produced few surprises and no giveaways. In March 2013, George Osborne’s job security looked similar to that of a Premier League manager. Talk was of a triple dip recession, government borrowing was stuck at £120bn and the Office for Budget Responsibility was running out of red ink for its projections.

Savers “must keep track of Pensions”

Workers are being urged to keep track of their pension savings with a survey suggesting that 25% of over-55s have four or more pension pots.

The Markets

In 2006, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year was ‘You.’ The magazine declared that 2006 was about:  “…Community and collaboration on a scale never seen before… It’s about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way […]

Financial Planning Week: A Financial Plan is Peace of Mind

Financial Planning is for life – not just for Christmas. A recent survey finds people making financial plans for Christmas but failing to make comprehensive plans for their future.

The Markets

Really?!  Okay. Okay. If you’ve been trekking through Siberia or Patagonia for about a year, then maybe it surprised you to hear the minutes from the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting showed it expects to begin tapering Quantitative Easing (QE) in the coming months. 

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