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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 18, 2020 9:42:59 AM

The Alexander Beard Group has been working with Rotary International for several years now to bring water to Ait Daoud a village in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Scott Schwartz, …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 18, 2020 9:33:33 AM

Germany has lived in peace for over 70 years: a value that not all countries in the world can share and which gives cause for gratitude. American policy has helped …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 18, 2020 9:23:57 AM

Retirement Every year several figures for pension plans in the Netherlands are updated. Please find the most important changes below. Offset Pension system Minimum required offset 2019 Minimum required offset …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 18, 2020 9:15:56 AM

When asked what we do as Financial Advisers, I occasionally explain that it is an ugly business - we deal with tax, death, disease and deferred gratification (we save tax, …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 17, 2020 9:30:23 AM

If you’re reading this as one of our clients, we’re obviously pleased with the decision you’ve made (and hopefully you are too!) but we thought it would be helpful to …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 17, 2020 9:26:33 AM

If you’re dreaming of getting away from the cold, dark days of winter, the idea of a last minute luxury cruise might have crossed your mind. Unfortunately, however, gone are …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 13, 2020 2:31:21 PM

You may have already made some New Year’s resolutions regarding healthy eating and exercise but could your finances do with slimming down too? The start of a new year, not …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 13, 2020 2:29:35 PM

You may have heard back in October that HMRC are extending the initial soft landing period for the Making Tax Digital (MTD) VAT rules. However, only some businesses may qualify …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 13, 2020 2:25:35 PM

The tax year will be coming to an end on 5th April. With that deadline in mind, we wanted to remind our clients of all the allowances available to you …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Jan 27, 2020 9:59:16 AM

When do you become classed as elderly? Or are you as simply as old as you feel? Research from the Office for National Statistics has revealed that although 65 has …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Jan 27, 2020 9:56:16 AM

We’re familiar with the gender gap in pensions for adults but there is evidence that this actually starts much earlier on. According to data from HMRC, parents and grandparents are …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Jan 20, 2020 4:05:05 PM

Retirement has often been described as “the longest holiday of your life.” But attractive as that sounds, can you afford to pay for the holiday? Research by one leading insurance …

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