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A brief look at the rules and benefits of QROPS
22.10.2012

As one of the leading teams of financial advisors across the world who specialise in Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes, or QROPS, we’re often asked about the specific benefits of this type of pension scheme and the rules regarding transfers. Across our website you’ll find various opportunities to learn a little about QROPS, but we thought it would be a good idea to consolidate some key information into one, handy …

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Free pension health check
22.10.2012

Do you have a pension? If so, do you know how much money is currently in your fund or what you’re likely to receive upon retirement? If not then you’re not alone – but that doesn’t mean that you’re taking the best approach either! Less than one in ten savers know how much money is in their pension fund, or the income they are likely to get from their pension …

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Compounded interest on your investments
22.10.2012

Sometimes, to harness the best ideas, you need to look at the greatest minds and adapt their advice to fit your own purposes. An example of this is the late, great Albert Einstein; he stated that the effect of compound interest was the most powerful force in the universe. From a financial planning point of view you can tap into this advice simply by paying money into a monthly investment …

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Investing in gold – a good idea or will it lose its shine?
22.10.2012

It’s a reasonable question: is gold a good investment option or not? There are two sides of the argument, so let’s have a look at the potential pros and cons. Gold is often lauded as an investment ‘safe haven’ in times of economical turmoil. As part of an investment portfolio, gold can offer a good diversification compared with the usual investment asset classes of cash, bonds and equities. In order …

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Common investment mistakes and how to avoid them
22.10.2012

Our advisors here at Guardian Wealth Management offer investment advice every day to our valued clients and while providing this service we get to see firsthand some of the most common investment mistakes that people make. This allows us to steer our clients onto more positive paths where they can avoid making these mistakes and maximise their investments for the best possible financial outcome. If you’re an investor looking to …

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Should life insurance come before home insurance?
18.10.2012

That’s not an easy question to answer, as everybody’s priorities are different, but surveys show that in actual fact, most people feel that life insurance is much more important than insuring material possessions – and here at Guardian Wealth management, we’d definitely agree. However, despite this, one in three people insure their homes as a priority over taking out crucial life insurance – which ranks a lowly fourth place in …

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Statistics show a lack of people taking advantage of financial advice services
18.10.2012

The surprising results of a recent poll by YouGov show that more than half of the UK’s adults have failed to seek the help of available financial advice services. This means that over 25 million people have never sought help to manage their savings or day-to-day expenditures – which can sometimes result in mismanagement of funds and poor decision-making, which in turn could have a long-term impact on financial security. …

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Expat newcomers event – Frankfurt
17.10.2012

Moving to a new country is no easy task, with big life changes and so many different things to think about. No matter how strange it may seem, trying to find your feet in a new country, the Frankfurt office of Guardian Wealth Management has some good news for expats who have recently relocated to this wonderful German city, as they sponsor a fantastic newcomer’s event to be held on …

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Simple steps to solid financial planning
08.10.2012

It’s never too late to start organising things to make sure that your future will be comfortable, and solid financial planning is the key to doing so. The world of wealth management planning can be a confusing one, so it’s a good idea to speak with a professional who can assist you. They’ll suggest that you begin working your way through a few simple steps where you’ll be able to …

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Workplace Pensions NEST – what does this mean to you ?
08.10.2012

Auto-enrolment has been the subject of national political debate and has commanded many column inches during the last couple of years but it has now finally arrived. As of 1st October 2012, staff will have to join an existing employer pension scheme or enrol into the National Employment Savings Trust (Nest). The process has begun for those employers with over 120,000 employees in the UK from the 1 October and …

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