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National Insurance uk

Do you qualify for a UK State Pension?

Free bus pass, Senior Railcard, free TV license, NHS benefits, winter fuel payment, Christmas bonus… There are plenty of benefits and perks for retirees. But do you know exactly how much weekly pension you’ll receive? Or from what age you can claim it? Or even if you’re entitled to...

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The Importance Of Staying Invested

Hollywood movies like Margin Call and The Wolf Of Wall Street give non-financial folks an easily-relatable insight to the stock market, or I should say, the perils of the stock market. How many bubbles can you recall living through? Add to that non-stop news coverage of US presidents’ stock...

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returning home to uk

Returning home: A check-list

Expats returning to the UK after living abroad face a major life change, particularly when returning from a low tax or tax-free jurisdiction. In many cases, moving to the Middle East is easier than returning to the UK...

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UAE Inflation

Do you know the impact of Inflation & Deflation on your savings?

The world in general has a natural deflationary bias, the result of natural market tendencies putting downward pressure on costs and prices: emerging markets’ productivity (production of goods by ever cheaper materials and labour), shifting demographics resulting in declining aggregate demand in advanced economies, technological breakthroughs and the energy...

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investor mistakes

9 common mistakes investors make

Not picking the right adviser. It’s common for first-time investors to use the same adviser as their parent, friend or relative. However, that doesn’t mean the adviser is right for you. Before you choose an advisor, consider your needs and the types of clients they work with. Often we...

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