The scale of the climate change challenge is immense and becoming more apparent each year. If we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, then global emissions need to fall 7.6% every year this decade. To put this into perspective upon this, the worldwide lockdowns caused by COVID-19 only saw emissions drop
Everyone has been talking about it. Cryptocurrency. It has gone mad! Just over a year ago, one Bitcoin was worth just over $10,000. Since then, it has peaked at over $60,000, dropped to nearly $30,000, and, this week, reached a new peak of over $66,000. You can easily be forgiven for feeling like you have
Inflation is a silent killer – it earns its’ reputation through the slow deterioration of the purchasing power of your money over time. It is also the enemy of your savings because you always need to take it away from any growth to find out the real rate of return. Low inflation is easily overlooked
There are many reasons to look at so-called “get rich schemes” during the current climate. We are only just coming out of a national lockdown and the future of the UK economy looks bleak with short-term inflation and recession fears to name but a few. Many people have had more time on their hands, and
One of the most fundamental risks in retirement is longevity, the risk of running out of money before running out of life. Whilst there are a lot of benefits to living a long time, longevity undoubtedly increases financial risk. So just how long will your retirement plan need to generate income? Most people underestimate their life expectancy, often significantly. A man who is 65 years
As a Wealth Strategist, one of the things that you learn at a very early point is that it is not the amount of money you have that makes you happy, it’s what you do with it that gives the enjoyment. And, although the richest clients are not necessarily the happiest, it is also true
There are likely to be many long-term changes as a result of the current pandemic. Many people will be taking a long, hard look at their pre-COVID existences and starting to consider what is really important in life. The idea of selling the family business and sailing off into the sunset might well be a
“Asset rich, but cash poor” – it is a problem that many face in retirement. But exactly what does it mean? Assets are wealth that you own, whereas cash is money that can be spent without selling anything first. The last part of that definition is crucial and the reason why many people suffer a decrease in their standard of living when moving
Holding cash on deposit is a necessary part of the financial planning process. There are always unexpected twists and turns that life throws at us, so the general rule of thumb is to have two to three months’ living expenses saved in an instant access account, just in case. However, cash is definitely not king
By the time you get to your 30’s, you are probably starting to realise where your career is going, and how things are going to pan out from a financial point of view. It’s a time where your parent’s words that you would never have as much money as you had in your 20’s suddenly has
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