Pensioners financially ‘reliant on others’

New research outlines typical financial situations

A small number of pensioners are relying on loved ones to help them financially during retirement, and those approaching retirement seem to be in an even worse situation. Yet equally worrying is that people are also far more likely to take financial advice about retirement from friends than from a professional, with more than a million pensioners[1] financially reliant on friends and family, and the next generation even more stretched, according to the latest research from LV=. Continue reading

35th Americas Cup in 2017

Aligning perfectly with the heritage, profile, spirit and future of Bermuda

Renowned for crystal blue water and beautiful pink sand beaches, Bermuda’s Great Sound will form a natural amphitheatre when it plays host to the 2017 America’s Cup, beating off rival San Diego.

It’s a big change for the Cup, as the event is usually held off the mainland of the USA, and instead will be on the British island. It’s the first time the regatta will sail international waters by choice rather than necessity. In 2013, Oracle Team USA came from behind to beat Emirates Team New Zealand in the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco. As defending champions, Oracle (owned by software billionaire Larry Ellison) got to choose the site for the next America’s Cup, held every four years.

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Bulletproof: Making Performance Breakthroughs

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LIFE magazine Q&A with Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof

Q: How did you get your business idea?
A: The whole idea of Bulletproof came out of an enlightened self-interest. In my early 20s, I was running a successful start-up and earning good money. I should have been happy. But I was 300 lbs, tired, stressed out and my immune system was shot. My doctors were scared I would die of a stroke or heart attack – and not at some undetermined later date, but soon. I tried every diet imaginable, working with the recommendations of countless doctors, nutritionists, trainers and health professionals. No matter how hard I tried, I stayed fat and tired.

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Luxury Spa Breaks

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Photo credit:The Como Group

Realign and reassess your life in complete luxury

Everyone deserves a little pampering now and then. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the most luxurious spas from around the world. Many of the treatments incorporate ancient methods and aim to improve guests’ mental and physical well-being. So, if you’re in need of a little TLC, consider planning your next trip to one of these luxurious locales.

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Uncharted territory

Importance of not losing sight of your long-term savings goals

The UK is entering uncharted territory after the EU referendum, but with relatively few unretired people beyond the age of 55 having started their retirement planning it is important not to lose sight of your long-term savings goals. Changing social, political and demographic factors mean that the outlook for retirement finances in the UK is constantly evolving. Continue reading

Investing during market volatility

Whether seeking income, growth or both, there are some basic rules to follow

Volatile financial markets are an inevitable part of investing. On a day-to-day basis, the swings in stock market prices can be significant. However, over the longer term, things have tended to smooth out, with daily volatility having a lower impact on overall portfolios. Continue reading

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Do you have a financial plan in place to help protect your home?

Taking out a mortgage is the biggest financial commitment many of us will ever make, and having a financial plan in place will help protect your home in the event that you can’t work due to illness or ill health, or even your premature death. Continue reading

Saving for a rainy day

Understanding why your lifestyle makes it more relevant and real

From the old adage of saving for a rainy day to planning for a comfortable retirement, before you can actually define your investing goals you need to ask yourself what you want to achieve. While deciding on the best fund, tax regime, pension or investment is a necessary part of the financial planning process, it’s crucial to understand what these mean to you – and your lifestyle makes it more relevant and real. Continue reading