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August 15, 2018 Financial Planning
Protecting your Family Financially

Great financial planning means making sure your family is protected financially if the worst-case scenario happens. However, many people suffer in the long run from not having the right advice at the right time. Wealth management does not only involve ‘making money’ and creating investment portfolios – we need to cover the essentials first before…

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Ensuring Your Children Get the Best Start in Life

Nowadays, a university education is becoming more and more important for achieving a decent job. Often, the only way onto the career ladder is through a good degree, which is why it’s so important to use financial planning early and save up for your child’s university tuition, to give them that head-start in life. For…

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August 15, 2018 Uncategorized
Do You Need a Will in the UAE?

Non-Muslim expats living in the UAE are likely to have wills drafted in their home country, to distribute their assets accordingly if the worst comes to worst. However, it is so important to take account of the fact that in the UAE, these home-country wills may not apply to your UAE assets, while Sharia law…

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The fundamentals of Financial Planning

Good financial planning should be viewed as personal healthcare and maintenance checks or reviews, just like medicals, should be performed on a regular basis. It can get to a point where current investments may not be providing you with the goals that you set out to achieve. The following article will provide some information on…

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July 16, 2018 Uncategorized
How Do I Prevent Losing Money on my Savings?

In the post-2008, low interest rate environment that most of the developed world is experiencing, it can prove more of a challenge to maintain the value of your savings. While they are safe assets and widely used, deposit accounts or government bonds do not provide competitive returns and, in some cases, hold negative real interest…

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Why real returns are crucial for retirement planning

Interest rates can be expressed in two ways, as nominal rates or real rates. The difference is that the nominal rate of return is the percentage change, whereas the real rate of return is the percentage change adjusted for changes in prices due to inflation or other external factors. This keeps the purchasing power of…

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