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by Alexander Beard, on May 21, 2019 5:20:20 AM

The cruise market offering has changed enormously in recent years, where once it was purely the domain of cabaret cheese and bad karaoke, now there’s something on offer for everyone …

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by Alexander Beard, on Mar 4, 2019 6:08:46 AM

Since the release of the film Mary Poppins Returns in December, it’s taken over $250m, making it a financial success. The story of the film itself however seems to recommend …

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by Alexander Beard, on Feb 25, 2019 5:44:42 AM

It’s easy to push saving for your retirement to the back of your mind. Future events have a habit of feeling very distant, until they arrive. It can be a …

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by Alexander Beard, on Feb 11, 2019 5:07:19 AM

Innovative Finance ISAs (IFISA) are a little-known type of ISA that can see great returns. Here’s a summary of what they are and how they use P2P lending to secure …

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by Alexander Beard, on Feb 11, 2019 5:05:28 AM

Mifid II came into effect over a year ago on 3 January 2018. It’s an acronym for Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2 and, at over 30,000 pages, it’s far …

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by Alexander Beard, on Feb 6, 2019 5:33:42 AM

Valentine’s Day is a staple in the romantic calendar and this year is no different. It’s a great excuse to show your loved ones what they mean to you and …

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by Alexander Beard, on Feb 6, 2019 5:32:07 AM

We’ll be the first to admit that your personal finances aren’t the easiest thing to fall in love with. It can be easy to bury your head in the sand …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jan 30, 2019 5:52:18 AM

Retirement planning means taking into account a whole host of factors. You have to navigate tough questions like, ‘What will the impact of inflation be?’ or ‘When will interest rates …

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Topics:Financial PlanningPensionsRetirement

by Alexander Beard, on Jan 29, 2019 6:46:03 AM

There’s been a lot of talk in the press recently about generational inequality, which has mostly been with good reason. Those currently in their twenties and thirties are earning far …

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Topics:Financial PlanningMortgagesSavings

by Alexander Beard, on Dec 17, 2018 6:10:17 AM

Sustainable investing has grown rapidly over the last couple of decades. Investors are increasingly committed to the social and environmental impact of where they put their hard- earned money. Getting …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 12, 2018 4:49:11 AM

Retirement should be the time of your life. No more early alarm calls, no more commuting and no more carefully counting your holiday allocation. Instead, you have the freedom to …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 12, 2018 4:45:27 AM

When you hear the words ‘artificial intelligence’, the first thing you think of is probably one of the many examples of computers and machines built to think, work and react …

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