If you are giving your retirement finances a work out to make sure your investments are performing, here are some tips about numbers you need to know. How much do you spend? This is the benchmark number you must nail down to give some idea of how much you will need to fund your … Continue reading 11 Numbers You Need To Know For Retirement
Forget the oil rich nations of the Middle East if you want to make a million, you are far more likely to do so in countries with a more developed economy or emerging markets, according to new research. Although the rich in places like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are likely to be … Continue reading Wealthy Are Getting Richer By The Day, Says Bank
Saving enough money for a comfortable retirement is tough enough without having money locked away in a frozen pension that is forgotten. Hundreds of thousands of retirement savers have money in lost pensions. At the latest count the amount of cash adds up to at least £400 million mostly left behind when workers changed … Continue reading £400 Million Locked Up In Frozen Pensions
Life begins at 60 and middle-age is nearer 50 years old than 40, according to new research. Improvement in diet, medicine and technology now means many people are living to an average age well into their 80s, which has made the old phrase @life begins at 40’ redundant. A survey for Co-op Funeralcare and … Continue reading Forget Your 40s And 50s, Life Really Begins At 60
Notable events over the last week In the US, headline retail sales surprised to the upside following a week of relatively disappointing earnings data from a number of apparel-linked retailers and department stores, including Macy’s, Kohl’s Corp and Nordstrom Inc.. The headline print was +1.3% MoM (vs. +0.8% expected) comfortably above consensus with … Continue reading Weekly Market Update
British expats have to weigh up their pension options if they have funds with a British high street retailer. Two big high street and retail park brands have collapsed into administration this week, joining a list of well-known names that have disappeared over recent years British Home Stores has a £571 million pension black … Continue reading Pension options for expats as retailers go bust
Notable events over the last week Last Friday saw the release of the April employment report which showed nonfarm payrolls expanded by 160k, coming in well below the median consensus expectation of 200k. March job growth was revised down just to 208k from 215k. The softening in April job growth was driven by … Continue reading Weekly Market Update
Relying on proverbs for investment advice is not the best of ideas, according to a leading financial expert. Investors often trot out the rhyme ‘sell in May and go away, don’t come back until St Leger Day’ as a proven strategy. The phrase has no religious meaning – it’s all to do with the … Continue reading Does Selling In May And Going Until St Leger Day Work?
It’s only natural that expat savers want to make the most of the cash they have stashed in poor performing offshore bank and building society accounts. However high their money mountains may reach, they need to keep making sensible financial decisions to keep growing their wealth. To help savers get to grips with managing … Continue reading 10 Investment Tips For Savvy Savers
No one really knows how much they need to save to retire because so many variables apply to the equation. Everyone has their own solution that takes into account factors like when you retire, how long you will live, how much you spend and how much you have managed to save during your lifetime … Continue reading How much money do you need to retire?