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In a muddle about investment management fees

It is a truth , universally acknowledged, that the more money you make, the less inclined you are to tell people how you made it. Continue reading

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Perverse incentives; Sexycash or prudent pension?

The problem we all face when we are asked to choose between cash or pension is very complicated. It is possible to put a cash price on a pound’s worth of pension but that’s just the beginning of the story. … Continue reading

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Will the Big Society sort pensions?

When people get to their sixties, they are faced with some big choices. There are life-style choices as they face up to their bodies not being able to do what they once did and their brains not being quite as quick as they … Continue reading

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Sexy cash for pensions – Politician nearly loses his patience

No matter how blameless Stevie may be, he’s only as good as his team. He protests that the DWP and the Treasury are the best of mates; the malpractice exposed like Alan Higham smacks of the DWP getting a little too close to the “dark side”. Continue reading

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