Is it natural to procrastinate?

Brits would rather vacuum than review their pensions

Why should you start planning for your future now? Retirement might seem like a long way off, but the sooner you plan for it financially, the less you are likely to have to put aside. Planning for your financial future early in your working life will allow you to make longer-term and potentially more rewarding investments. Continue reading

‘Mid-life savings crisis’

It’s good to talk about your options

Put simply, retirement planning is about how you look at your future, but more than a million Britons are facing a ‘mid-life savings crisis’ as they near the age of 40 with no retirement savings, according to research from Zurich. A third (33%) of British adults aged 35 to 39 – equivalent to an estimated 1.31[1] million people – say they have no money saved into a pension, despite approaching the mid-point of their working lives. Continue reading

Investing sustainably: the positive investment view

Claudia Quiroz, Executive Director of Sustainable Investing at Quilter Cheviot, discusses sustainable investing

Sustainable investment is on the rise. Both institutions and individuals are increasingly realising that in this resource-constrained world, financing those companies that provide the products, services and technologies to deliver a cleaner and more efficient economy can deliver a strong investment performance, with the added benefit of making a tangible positive contribution to the world we live in. Continue reading

Wormsley Cricket Club

The idyllic sound of leather on willow in this very English setting

Kubera Wealth are proud corporate sponsors of Wormsley Cricket Club, which has been described as the most beautiful cricket ground in England – anyone who has watched or played cricket there will never forget the experience and the sound of leather on willow in this very English setting. Continue reading

Freedom to choose

Using your pension money

Have you considered all the potential costs of retiring? Some people find their expenses fall once their working life ends, but it’s important not that assume that all your expenses will go down – some may increase, such as heating and leisure costs. Continue reading

Film review – Food Matters

Kubera Wealth at the movies – a must-see film

Food Matters is a documentary film about nutrition. The film presents the thesis that a selective diet can play a key role in treating a range of health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and depression, often substituting for medical treatment. Furthermore, it tends to label the medical industry as a ‘sickness industry’, which profits more from treating the symptoms of illness than curing the illness.

In what promises to be the most contentious idea put forward, the filmmakers have interviewed several leading experts in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer.

The focus of the film is in helping us rethink the belief systems fed to us by our modern medical and health care establishments. The interviewees point out that not every problem requires costly, major medical attention, and they reveal many alternative therapies that can be more effective, more economical, less harmful and less invasive than conventional medical treatments.

This is a great movie that everybody in the industrialised world should watch. It’s probably not going to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat since it’s mostly interviews with various people. However, the information contained within is priceless. If you read lots of health books, it’ll probably help reinforce what you already know, and if you don’t it will probably inspire you to start.

Rating: 4/5

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Getting ready for life beyond work

Three-year growth in adequate retirement saving steadies

Nobody knows quite what the future holds. Changing life plans and priorities will mean we encounter varying income needs and goals throughout our life, and when saving for retirement certain innate behavioural traits will influence our decision-making. Savings levels in the UK are showing signs of steadying at the same time as the number of people expecting to receive a defined benefit (DB) pension continues to fall[1]. Continue reading

Global Emerging Markets

Sector shows an increase over the year to date

After a rocky few years, the Global Emerging Markets sector has picked up in 2016, with the sector showing an increase of 31% over the year to date at the end of August. Continue reading