‘The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young’
With the UK’s population ageing, more people will be living with long-term care needs. Oscar Wilde once said: ‘The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.’ But the good news of rising life expectancy also brings with it the challenge of how we fund our future care costs. The question is: who is responsible for looking after us if we need care in old age? Continue reading
I love a New Year, full of promise and change but it also provides an opportunity to look back on the year that has passed and see what has worked and what hasn’t.
This short’ish blog post will be about introducing you to some of the things that I have tried and continue to do because they work for me.
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.
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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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.
In March, we welcomed Krishna Gaglani and Daniel Hawes to our team to assist myself, Adam and Chris with client administration and reviews. They are both young, passionate and full of humour and sparkle, and will undoubtedly become a key part of the team that enables us to move our service levels to new heights. If you haven’t already spoken to them, I am sure you will get to know them soon.
UK’s exit from the European Union after 43 years
Welcome to our Guide to how Brexit could affect your finances. The UK’s exit from the European Union after 43 years is now set to happen. The vote by a majority of British people to leave the European Union on Thursday 23 June represents a very significant decision for the UK, for the European Union and indeed for the wider global economy. The UK voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48%.
One of the most tax-efficient ways of saving for retirement
If you want the freedom to manage your own investments that will enable you to achieve your retirement goals, a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) could be an option for you to consider. A SIPP is a pension ‘wrapper’ that holds investments until you retire and start to draw a retirement income. It is a type of personal pension and works in a similar way to a standard personal pension. The main difference is that with a SIPP, you have more flexibility with the investments you can choose. Continue reading
“Any kind of change you want in your world and in your work and your life will start from a change inside you.”
Download the latest issue of Kubera ‘LIFE’ magazine. This year, for a truly life-changing adventure, there is nothing quite like the experience that a luxury African safari can offer. Whether you are casting your eyes over Africa’s vast horizons, looking for lions on the boundless savannas or watching the spectacle of the wildebeest migration, on page 10 we look at arguably the greatest outdoor adventure holiday anyone could possibly imagine.