Tony Byrne’s View 18 September 2017

Tony Byrne’s View 18 September 2017

Last week I attended a financial planning conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham called Back2Y on the subject of lifestyle planning. Back2Y stands for back to why you entered the financial planning profession. Lifestyle planning is an emerging...
Tony Byrne’s View 10 September 2017

Tony Byrne’s View 10 September 2017

I was recently asked by a couple of young early career people how they could get onto the property ladder by buying their first homes. Now we do not advise on mortgages but we are experienced in advising parents and grandparents on ways to help their children and...
Tony Byrne’s View 4 September 2017

Tony Byrne’s View 4 September 2017

Regular readers of my View blogs will be aware that we have formed our own fund management company, Intelligent Wealth Fund Managers, and that we are going to launch our first fund, The Intelligent Wealth Fund, in early 2018. We have recently decided to change our...
Tony Byrne’s View 29 August 2017

Tony Byrne’s View 29 August 2017

The recent news that Tata Steel is going to restructure the British Steel Pension Scheme by reducing benefits and ploughing in £550 million must be a huge relief to its members who have agreed to it. This follows on the heels of Sir Philip Green’s decision...
Tony Byrne’s View 21 August 2017

Tony Byrne’s View 21 August 2017

Having advised pre-retired and retired clients for more than 30 years now and having studied financial planning for at least the same length of time I feel sufficiently qualified to give my observations on the subjects of money, happiness and retirement. The first...
Tony Byrne’s View 14 August 2017

Tony Byrne’s View 14 August 2017

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.” Who is attributed with having made this statement? Why the great Albert Einstein no less! Surprising eh? In fact there is no...