Retirement planning has long-been regarded as both a science and an art, encompassing modeling and stress-testing for a confident transition, along with finding joy and purpose in your newfound time and accumulated wealth.
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In the same way we buy insurance to protect ourselves and our loved ones, Options strategies can do the same for your portfolio. In post #2 of this 3-part series
Let's explore a very simple and easy to execute strategy that individual DIY investors can implement to help achieve this type of portfolio experience.
In this, the first of 3 posts on the subject matter of how to insulate your portfolio against volatility, to create a strategy you can feel comfortable staying invested in through challenging markets - we focus on a simple philosophical mindset shift that will first be required.
While computers and AI have improved efficiency, many believe that human concern and advice will continue to be the most meaningful part of the financial industry. FinTech works to improve efficiency of administrative tasks; which in turn gives us more time to worry about my clients wealth, wellness and well-being.
Financial strategies such as these, when combined with valuable tax advice, can help you to build wealth and face your future with more confidence
In the second and final post of our “Preparing the Next Generation for Wealth” series, we look at aspects to not overlook in the planning stages and ways you can help prepare the next generation to become good custodians of the family legacy.
Most people turn to a financial advisor simply for a tax-efficient estate plan to ensure their heirs inherit as much as possible. But what good is that if the next generation are ill-equipped to deal with it, either because the money comes as a surprise or because they’re too entitled to handle such a windfall?
If you are a long-term buy and hold investor with a typical cash, bond and stock portfolio you might be feeling a little down right now, no pun intended. Your portfolio probably peaked a couple of years ago and has been grinding along sideways since. But fear not, for those still accumulating, this is an opportunity.
When making a larger charitable donation to your choice of cause(s) it is sometimes encouraged to consider donating investments (ie. not the cash proceeds) because of amazingly generous tax benefits. If
Sometimes we spend so much time preparing for what’s to come, that we forget to maximize the joy in our every day.
Retirement no longer serves up connotations of aimless afternoons drinking tea and playing bingo. Instead – as explored in Parts 1 and 2 – increased life expectancy now offers a longevity opportunity: the chance to return to neglected passions and enjoy your later years while earning income in the process. However, just like with bingo, the numbers need to be right. A sturdy financial plan is paramount to maximising a fulfilling encore career.
Many of us put our dreams and hobbies on the backburner for all kinds of understandable reasons – a job that will pay the mortgage or put the kids through college, to carry on the family business or to pay off debt, for example. For those who love what they do, an encore career offers them the chance to keep on going, albeit at a slower pace. For others, maybe the career you chose when you were 20 was the wrong one, or maybe after 30 years you simply want to try something else.
Ever wished you could do things over? Go back and study harder at school? Or pursue your dream career rather than settle for a steady pay cheque? Maybe you wanted to work overseas but didn’t get the chance. While no-one gets a Benjamin Button-style rewind option, the days of lamenting how you “missed the boat” could be over.
Well-meaning friends and family members are full of advice and support when we are pursuing that ambitious goal or that risky next step. Some might ask, “what’s the worst that can happen?” While seemingly supportive and encouraging, research has shown that the appropriate retort is, “what’s the best that can happen?”
One of the least discussed but most commonly made mistakes when retiring? We all know with certainty what we are retiring from but many of us do not have full clarity on what we are retiring to…