Have you ever heard of the analogy of the bucket of crabs? It goes something like this: Take a bucket of crabs, all scrabbling around, then one tries to climb out of the bucket. Guess what? The rest grab hold of it and pull it back into the bucket – they are stopping it from changing … Continued
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We are incredibly delighted to announce that one of our financial life planners Caroline Keegan has opened a new office in her home town of Holmfirth. This small town is located in West Yorkshire and is widely known for being the setting for ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. On moving into her new office, Caroline … Continued
A summary by Tina Weeks Philip Hammond delivered his first Spring Budget as chancellor yesterday. We’ve taken a closer look at what he had to say and summarise the most important changes that will affect our clients. The good news is there were no significant tax or pensions changes in this Budget that will have any … Continued
Serenity Financial Planning has been voted one of the top independent financial advice firms in London and the UK. The survey was put together by US based AdvisoryHQ – one of the fastest-growing review and ranking media for the financial advisory, investment, mortgage, banking, wealth management and accounting sectors across the US, UK and … Continued
A recent report from Reuters suggests that long after the Euro debt crisis is over, Europe will be grappling with an even more serious problem – how to pay for growing numbers of old people.
The population of some countries is stagnant or already shrinking and that could reduce potential savings and economic growth.
In 2011, the value of assets held in UK funded pensions was £2,040.7 billion, which was equivalent to 135% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the UK. Self-administered pension funds, most of which are associated with defined benefit occupational pension schemes, accounted for 71% of the total.
Tina Weeks, financial life planner for Serenity Financial Planning, spends her week rushing between Oxford, Tower Hill, Curzon Street, Moorgate and Pall Mall – all the while juggling clients, children and the latest ‘apps’.