Month: January 2014

January Market Commentary

‘2013 was a good year for Greece’ – some unexpected words to start our first bulletin of the year with, but among some truly impressive stock market performances in 2013 the Greek index was up 27% to close at 1,163. It’s perhaps still not the place where widows and orphans should be investing, but rather […]

10 New Year’s Resolutions for your Financial Planning

The economies on both sides of the Atlantic might be showing clear signs of an upturn as we start the New Year, but that doesn’t mean we can suddenly afford to ignore our personal financial planning. So in the best traditions of New Year here are ten financial planning resolutions that will hopefully help make […]

Study of athlete’s finances shows why financial planning is so important for the rest of us

Whilst many of us may imagine that highly paid professional athletes have little need to worry about their future incomes, a study into the finances of professional sports people in the US has suggested otherwise. Despite being extremely high earners, the Sports Illustrated research uncovered a number of shocking facts about the state of star’s […]

Research reveals the luxuries the UK wouldn’t give up to boost personal finances

The recent Aviva commissioned study into the state of our monthly finances, published in November 2013, evidenced that many of us may have month-on-month overspend and debt problems. The findings also reveal that 20% of us don’t, or wouldn’t, change our lifestyle to reflect our financial situation, with the internet named as the thing that […]