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10 Dec 2020
Life in 2020

Life in 2020

As the year draws to a close, I thought I would put my thoughts to paper once again. The strange parallel is that the last time I wrote a blog it was a beautiful spring day at the start of the pandemic, and now here we are several months later.  Almost unbelievably, the restrictions are…

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6 Jan 2020
Face the Fear

Face the Fear

With the new year upon us, my thoughts returned to the start of 2019.  At this point, looking for inspiration, I decided to read ‘If I could tell you just one thing ‘by Richard Reed. It’s essentially the author’s story of the remarkable people he has met, and their most valuable advice for the next…

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30 Sep 2019
Pre Retirement Seminar

Pre Retirement Seminar

My retirement bucket list, have you given yours any thought yet? Visit St Petersburg in Russia Walk the Berlin Wall Attend the men’s tennis final at Wimbledon Attend the opera in Verona Wine Tasting in South Africa Visit the Grand Canyon Go shopping on Rodeo Drive Live in Italy for a few months Cocktails at…

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1 Aug 2019
Pre Retirement Seminars

Pre Retirement Seminars

I was chatting to a colleague recently about my forthcoming birthday, and suddenly it dawned on me that in eight years’ time, I will be able to access funds from my pension arrangements. My first thought was, ouch, how did that happen? I still feel 21 most of the time! Well the years pass quickly…

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18 Jul 2019
Holiday thinking time

Holiday thinking time

We are now in the midst of the holiday season with many packing their suitcases, purchasing their suntan lotion and heading off to sunnier climes. It’s a chance to sit back, relax and let the brain wind down for a week or two, often recharging our batteries after a busy spell at work. Many of…

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2 Jul 2019
Pre-Retirement Seminars

Pre-Retirement Seminars

Thorntons Investments are delighted to announce that our Pre-Retirement Seminars are now available to book. Click here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/am-i-ready-to-retire-pre-retirement-seminar-tickets-64176371254. These informative seminars are free and are designed to help you explore whether you feel ready to retire, and also consider what this next stage of your life may look like. There will be a limited…

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18 Jun 2019
Demystifying Pensions

Demystifying Pensions

Why do Pensions get a bad rap? I think the honest answer is that after decades of the government tinkering with pension legislation we have been left with countless rules and regulations that few people understand. This lack of knowledge scares people and generally where you have fear, you have distrust. So, let me try…

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18 Dec 2018

In Your Shoes – Susan Bennett

(This article first appeared in the Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce website, 17th December 2018).   Monday Well its Monday morning. I skip into work feeling very smug with myself as I have spent the weekend writing Christmas cards and wrapping gifts. I smugly tell my Financial Planning Colleagues I think I am ready…

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