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By Infinity’s Lynda Calver Have you ever considered what will happen to all your online data when you pass away? It’s an important question to consider these days given the huge amount of information that many of us keep in email and Dropbox accounts, on social media and even on our own blogs and websites. […]
Life insurance is a confusing subject for many, which is one reason why there are so many myths surrounding the subject. Here are some of the most common reasons given for not taking out life insurance – myths that have no foundation in fact. 1. My home policy will cover me abroad In reality it […]
mon myths about pensions: 1. I don’t need a private pension, the state will support me This is probably the most common pension myth, often used by people to justify their own lack of saving. Sadly, those taking this view are going to be sorely disappointed come retirement day. State pensions are shrinking as the […]
The short answer is yes! And here’s the lowdown on why. Young people tend to take greater risks in life, which explains a lot of things including why adolescents commit more crimes than other age groups, why they are more likely to drink and smoke and why it costs a lot more to insure a […]
Investors who currently have all their money tied up in equities are having a bad time of it. The China crisis on Monday 24th August sent shockwaves around the world causing share prices to nosedive. Immediately after Black Monday the FTSE 100 was down 4.6% with £73.75bn wiped off the value of shares and a […]
If you have strong political, religious or environmental beliefs, it makes sense to invest in companies which don’t go against your principles. If you think Amazon is the work of Satan because of its reputation for tax avoidance and unfair treatment of its employees then you will probably avoid investing in shares in the company. […]
Investment involves risk. Always. The important thing is to manage that risk in a way which is suitable for each individual. In order for financial planners to be able to find the best level of investment risk for each client, they need to work out the individual’s risk profile. This involves three elements: Risk capacity […]
By Lynda Calver, Senior Financial Consultant Balancing risk and return is the eternal dilemma faced by all investors. An investment which is low risk but offers a high return is the Holy Grail and remains equally as elusive as the famous Christian relic, however hard a sales pitch you are getting to convince you otherwise. […]