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Exploring Your Options to Help Achieve Financial Peace of Mind

By Peter Sharkey on the 8th April 2024

Driving through the Cotswolds’ quiet, winding roads affords numerous opportunities to admire gentle, rolling hills, dramatic skies and an impressive collection of fast-running streams complementing deeper, more sedate canals. Against this unhurried backdrop, my wife and I chatted as we motored homeward recently when suddenly, an unusually loud noise pierced the peace and quiet. It sounded like som...

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Pension Increases for 2024, Is It All Good News?

By Peter Sharkey on the 14th March 2024

The phrase ‘low-hanging fruit’ is a metaphor usually applied across a variety of business sectors to describe areas where a company may enjoy relatively easy pi...

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Could Your Home Contribute More To Your Retirement?: Upcoming Changes to Pension Rules

By Peter Sharkey on the 8th March 2024

Forthcoming changes to how pension savings can be accessed – and when – could affect longer-term plans of many people in their fifties. Nine years after new pen...

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Is Downsizing Worth It? How to Compare It with Equity Release to Help Fund Your Retirement

By Peter Sharkey on the 13th February 2024

Although many of us we readily acknowledge its existence and importance, ‘emotional cost’ can be a difficult concept to measure. Truth is, in deciding whether t...

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Living Well, Living Longer: Strategies for Sustainable Retirement Finances

By Peter Sharkey on the 6th February 2024

Receiving a congratulatory message from the late Queen Elizabeth II was once a comparatively rare event for someone reaching their 100th birthday and not, argua...

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2024: The Year of Elections

By Peter Sharkey on the 19th January 2024

Countries accounting for more than 60% of the world’s economic output and well over 50% of its population are scheduled to go to the polls this year, a unique p...

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Saving money: Straight forward changes to help manage your budget

By Peter Sharkey on the 18th January 2024

Most of us associate new year resolutions with exercise. This could be an early morning run, pounding the streets in freezing cold weather, or religiously subje...

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The Risk of Ignoring Future Care Costs

By Peter Sharkey on the 4th December 2023

It’s reasonable to suggest that the deep chasm between public funding of social care and the increasing needs of an ageing population looks set to widen to cany...

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Tomorrow's World: How AI's Impact on Life Expectancy Affects Baby Boomers' Retirement Plans

By Peter Sharkey on the 6th November 2023

Readers of a certain vintage may recall a BBC television programme, first broadcast in 1965, which succeeded in capturing the imagination of a generation of bab...

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How Equity Release Could Support Aspiring Homeowners in a Buyer's Market

By Peter Sharkey on the 23rd October 2023

Sat in a departure lounge at Sydney airport after experiencing five glorious weeks Down Under a few years ago, my wife and I mulled over what would / could have...

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