Investing & Pensions

Warren Buffett

The Warren Buffett Million Dollar Bet | February 20, 2018

Last year saw the conclusion of a 10-year wager between Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and Ted Seides, a New York hedge fund consultant. Seides responded to a public challenge issued by Buffett in 2007 regarding the merits of hedge funds relative to low-cost passive vehicles. The two men agreed to bet $1 […]

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Stock market

Interview between Paul and Warren about the recent stock market volitiltiy | February 10, 2018

Does the stock market volatility or the risk of interest rate rises concern you? In this video, Paul Stafford asks Certified Financial Planner Warren Shute what are the wider implications of this for both investors and non-investors, property owners and renters.   The video finishes with Warren letting us know that he’ll be speaking on […]

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Pensions, Pensions, Pensions ……Read all about it! | February 9, 2018

All you need to know about Pensions – and I promise not to send you to sleep! Do you find pensions boring?  They don’t need to be!  Below is a summary of the main questions I get asked about pensions, I think you’ll find it easy to follow and make them less complex!  It’s worth […]

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To Bit or Not to Bit: What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania? | February 8, 2018

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are receiving intense media coverage, prompting many investors to wonder whether these new types of electronic money deserve a place in their portfolios. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin emerged only in the past decade. Unlike traditional money, no paper notes or metal coins are involved. No central bank issues the currency, and […]

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The Money Plan

Secret to quadruple your retirement pot! | January 23, 2018

If I could share a secret, which would show you how you could double or maybe quadruple your retirement savings, you’d be interested right?  Read on… Quadruple Your Retirement Savings? The HSBC global retirement survey ‘The Future of Retirement – A New Reality’ show that on average, people who have a plan for retirement not […]

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Pension freedom Q&A

Pension freedom: Q&A | December 10, 2017

Are annuities still worthwhile? What are the dangers in drawing down on my pension? Should I be more cautious as I get older? Get the info you need.

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Buffett wins the $500,000 bet against the active manager | October 6, 2017

To the ordinary man or women on the street in the UK, the name Warren Buffett may not mean much, but to others, especially those in the financial world, his name is gospel. Warren Buffett made billions thanks to his ability to successfully analyse companies and investment over the years. Now, it looks like he’s […]

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How to make financial independence automatic | July 19, 2017

Helping clients to make the right choices for regular savings and lump sum investment is one of the key roles of financial planners.  Making the wrong choices can cause serious financial detriment and this consequence, together with relative complexity over the choices and difficulty in “self-serving” the answers, are the three key components underpinning most […]

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