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Have you been underpaid a state pension?

Married, divorced and widowed women are being urged to check whether they’re being underpaid the state pension as successful claims reach an average of £9,000. In May last year, consultancy Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) revealed tens of thousands of women were being...

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You get what you pay for

United Income carried out extensive research on the efficiency of retirement portfolios which culminated in a white paper which was made publicly available in January 2018. Its results were very surprising to investors but totally unsurprising to financial planners....

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Beware the threat of The Terminator

When I was a young man watching Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator it was easy to dismiss the film as a science fiction fantasy that was unlikely to ever happen but as each year has passed since then I have been only too aware that the future of cyborgs is...

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Challenging times for property funds

  Property has traditionally been one of the four main asset classes together with equities, bonds and cash within a well-diversified portfolio designed to reduce volatility and manage risk.  However, things have changed significantly in recent years especially since...

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Is there a bubble in passive funds?

  For some time now there has been a growing number of people voicing concerns that there is a bubble in passive funds.  It is a growing debate about which even the experts do not agree.  So nothing new there then! Nonetheless, it is an interesting argument because...

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