Global markets fall after Moderna Omicron warning: How could this affect those about to retire?

Global markets fall after Moderna Omicron warning: How could this affect those about to retire? Many people who are close to their chosen retirement date are now concerned by the latest stock market volatility. The discovery of the new Covid19 variant Omicron has made international news, and stock markets around the world have sharply fallen. Stocks fell further after the CEO of Moderna, Stephane Bancel, cast doubts on the effectiveness of vaccines against the new variant, warning that there would… Read more »

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Trusts for Vulnerable People: Protecting the Future of those you Love

Trusts for Vulnerable People: Protecting the Future of those you Love Your children may grow up and leave home, but you never stop worrying about them. For parents with adult children who are vulnerable because of disability or mental illness, the concern about what happens to them when you die can be considerable. Inherited wealth can provide solutions, but it has to be managed. For a child under the age of 18, or an adult with mental or physical additional… Read more »

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Family Fortunes

Family Fortunes was a British television game show which first aired in 1980 and ran for over twenty years. It was such a beloved and popular show that it was revived last year, this time bringing in a range of celebrity guests. The game involves two families providing answers to everyday questions that were surveyed by 100 members of the British public before the show (e.g., ‘Name something usually done in the dark.’) to win cash prizes. The more rounds… Read more »

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Aged 48 or under? Your retirement plans might have changed.

You may have missed in recent news that the age at which people can access their private pension money will change, raising the age from 55 to 57. This new rule will come in to effect in 2028, and it means that anyone currently 48 or under will have to wait an extra two years before they can access any of their private pension savings. This will not be welcome news for many people, especially those who have smaller pension… Read more »

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