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Retirement needs to be revisited

70 is the new 60! We live in an era where longevity is increasing, and living costs are surging; the traditional concept of retiring at 65 is undergoing a significant transformation. It’s becoming evident that the golden years of retirement, once anticipated as a time of leisure following a fixed endpoint in one’s career, no longer aligns with the financial and personal realities many face today. Traditionally, retirement has been sold as the ultimate reward after […]

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Crafting a life rich with purpose

It’s clear that we need to rethink, revisit, and recalibrate the way in which we prepare for retirement—not only financially, but socially and emotionally as well. One of the best ways to effectively plan for the future is to start as early as possible. For some, this means laying the groundwork early in life, taking advantage of every opportunity to secure a stable and fulfilling retirement. However, not everyone has the opportunity to consider their whole-of-life […]

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The essential interplay of love and money

Love and money—two forces that drive our lives in profoundly different ways. While one fills our hearts, the other fuels our ambitions. But what happens when these worlds collide? Integrating love into our financial decisions doesn’t just add a layer of complexity; it transforms money management into a shared journey of goals, dreams, and sometimes, necessary compromises. This integration can bring about a sense of joy and fulfilment, inspiring us to make more meaningful financial choices. […]

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How will your assets be distributed?

Estate planning is a vital process that involves preparing for the transfer of a person’s assets and responsibilities after their death. While the fundamental principles of estate planning are widely recognised, the specific laws and practices can vary significantly between different countries and cultures.  This makes it crucial for us to not only understand the universal components of an estate plan but also to seek local legal advice to align our plans with the specific legal […]

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Fostering healthier relationships through intentional conversations

“How will they react?” “Will this ruin our relationship?” We all have thoughts like this when we are faced with the inevitability of a tough conversation. The scary uncertainty can make us shy away from addressing issues that need airing, leading to unresolved tensions and misunderstandings. Taking the next step is an art form that calls for courage, compassion, and clarity. Avoiding difficult discussions is a common human tendency, yet it can lead to even more […]

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Financial planning mistakes to avoid

Financial planning is a lot like setting out on a journey—it requires foresight, preparation, and smart decision-making. However, amidst the hustle of daily life, it’s easy to veer off track. Here are some common financial pitfalls and how to steer clear of them: Firstly, not having clear financial goals is like driving without a destination. You might enjoy the ride for a while, but soon you’ll find yourself lost, wasting time and resources. Setting precise, actionable […]

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One step at a time: The importance of direction in personal growth

We’ve all heard the saying, “One step at a time.” It’s a simple yet powerful reminder that progress, no matter how small, is still progress. However, there’s an important caveat to this wisdom: those steps need to be in the right direction. Imagine walking through a dense forest, trying to reach a specific destination. Each step forward feels like an accomplishment, a sign that you’re getting closer to your goal. But what if you’re heading in […]

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Retirement and your healthcare needs

When most people think about retirement planning, they focus on saving enough money to maintain their lifestyle and pursue their dreams. However, there’s one critical expense that often gets overlooked: healthcare costs. As the writer and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The first wealth is health.” With proper planning for medical expenses, your later years could be protected from financial stress. Healthcare systems and costs can vary greatly from country to country, but one thing […]

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The No-Complaints Diet: Awareness and Acceptance

In a world filled with challenges and imperfections, it’s easy to fall into the trap of complaining. We complain about our jobs, our relationships, our finances, and countless other aspects of our lives. While it’s natural to express dissatisfaction, the habit of complaining can have a profound negative impact on our well-being and success. That’s why the “no-complaints diet” is a powerful concept worth embracing. This isn’t about toxic positivity or denying the existence of problems. […]

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Maximising your money with tax optimisation

Paying taxes is an inevitable part of life, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be smart about it. By understanding our country’s tax system and employing savvy optimisation strategies, we can keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket. As the famous quote goes, “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” While tax systems vary from country to country, many nations use a progressive tax […]

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