The hopes and fears of retirement years

The prospect of retirement brings a mixture of emotions - excited anticipation coupled with worries about health and whether we'll have the funds to enjoy a stress-free time.

Out of the frying pan into the FIRE

Living a frugal life and saving every penny possible could give you the opportunity to retire years early... but shouldn't we be making memories along the way?

Love where you live

According to the Happy at Home Index published by Rightmove at the end of last year, Tunbridge Wells is the ninth happiest place to live in the UK. We love being based here!

Ban on nuisance calls about pensions comes into force

A ban on nuisance calls about pensions has now come into force but people are still being urged to be on their guard.

Why soft skills matter

Andy Kirk was awarded the Later Life Adviser Accreditation and became a full member of SOLLA in December 2013. This meant that, in December last year, he went through - and passed - the full accreditation process again.

Time will tell

Spending extended periods of time together means we might notice that our elderly relatives simply aren’t coping as well as they had been previously.

Meet... Richard Searle

Senior paraplanner, Richard Searle, says he enjoys the research aspect of his role; helping to find our clients the most appropriate and tax efficient solution for their needs.


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