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by Alexander Beard, on May 10, 2019 7:36:27 AM

Clint Eastwood fans are no doubt groaning because I am about to use his film titles in an effort to make currency questions an interesting read! I apologise in advance …

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Topics:BrexitEuropeUKUSA

by Alexander Beard, on Nov 21, 2018 9:10:09 AM

The Alexander Beard Group launched its service to British Expats around the world in 1995. 2018 has seen a rising demand for our Expat financial planning services as individuals choose …

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by Alexander Beard, on Aug 20, 2018 4:17:53 AM

Trump’s presidency has seen U.S. trade policies return to a bygone era of protectionism. At the start of July, the U.S announced $34 billion of tariffs on Chinese goods, suggesting …

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Topics:EconomyMarket CommentaryUKUSA

by Alexander Beard, on Apr 10, 2018 7:12:29 AM

A recent study carried out in the USA found that those caring for elderly parents are likely to experience additional financial difficulties on top of the extra stress such responsibilities …

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Topics:Financial PlanningPensionsSavingsUSA

by Alexander Beard, on Jan 15, 2018 10:04:44 AM

Another year seems to have flown by in the space of about five months. December, in particular, seemed to go past in a blur. It was, however, the month when …

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by Alexander Beard, on Oct 24, 2017 7:16:09 AM

We are delighted to announce the eagerly awaited additional feature to our International Retirement Plan. Recently launched, the new Alexander Beard US based TERA (Tax Efficient Retirement Account) will accept …

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by Alexander Beard, on Oct 24, 2017 7:15:48 AM

There is no doubt the US stock market has been strong since the new administration took over. Here are some facts: Second-quarter GDP rebounded, but the first-half growth of 19 …

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Topics:Market CommentaryUSA

by Alexander Beard, on Aug 8, 2017 5:11:15 AM

Once upon a time, commercial air travel was one of the ultimate luxuries reserved for the rich, famous and powerful, primarily because of the expense involved in doing so. The …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jul 24, 2017 5:35:00 AM

The U.S. health care system is unique among advanced industrialized countries. The U.S. does not have a uniform health system, has no universal health care coverage, and only recently enacted …

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by Alexander Beard, on Jul 24, 2017 5:34:34 AM

I like to compare investment portfolios to recipes, not because I am a good cook - I have (without any exaggeration) made people retch with my dishes - but because …

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Topics:EuropeInflationInterest RatesInvestmentsUKUSA

by Alexander Beard, on Jun 6, 2017 4:12:35 AM

Whilst contactless payment may still feel like a relatively new phenomenon, the first card to offer this capability – Barclaycard’s OnePulse, which combined a credit card with the Oyster card …

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by Alexander Beard, on May 30, 2017 7:07:16 AM

It’s that time of year when you may be starting to think about booking a holiday. Travelling without insurance can be a gamble, particularly if you are going overseas, leading …

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