Monthly Archives: December 2019

December Markets In Brief

November saw Brexit put on hold while the UK braced itself for a December election, and the US/China trade dispute intensified with more threats from both sides. What did world stock markets make of all this? Perhaps surprisingly, the majority of them were up in November, with the US market leading the way. Let’s look at all the details… UK Mothercare …

How the gender gap even affects children’s pensions

We’re familiar with the gender gap in pensions for adults but there is evidence that this actually starts much earlier on. According to data from HMRC, parents and grandparents are more likely to save into a boy’s pension than a girl’s. A Freedom of Information request by Hargreaves Lansdown revealed that 13,000 girls aged 15 or under had money …

5 steps to bring your dream of early retirement closer

Do you find yourself counting down to Friday each week – even when it’s only Monday morning? Do you wish you could ditch the daily commute and long hours at the office? Have you got a secret desire to drive across America or buy a second home in the South France? If one of your main aims is to realise your dream of retiring early, take a look at …