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The day of mourning dawns

It is 6am on the day of the late Queen’s funeral. The bells of St Pauls ring above me as I think about the day ahead. Around parliament the tail of the queue wags towards Westminster’s St Stephen’s Hall, stragglers … Continue reading

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Does my blog look boring?

Imagine someone you’re having a nice conversation with , breaks off the conversation and says “by the way , you smell”. That’s what it felt like talking with Mark Scantlebury this afternoon when he broke off what he was saying … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as a free read.

  Paul Lewis highlights two articles in the Times this week which take aim at SJP and Hargreaves Lansdown for losing their clients money. I read both articles and ended up wondering whether I’d buy a subscription to the Times … Continue reading

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Don’t mention the war

There’s a lot of loose talk about “engagement” with our pensions.  At a high-level it makes sense to get people engaged with the positive aspects of pension investment. I have been blogging about this since I first heard Nigel Wilson … Continue reading

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These you have read- my top ten blogs this year.

  Although I write a lot, I don’t spend much time looking at what gets read and when I do, I get surprised! At the end of this year I know I’ll have had around a quarter of a million … Continue reading

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5 ways to stay happy on a lockdown Saturday morning!

I have good reason to feel sorry for myself this morning, but I am not sorry for myself – I am in an extremely good news for the following five reasons I am listening to Aggers and Tuffers on test … Continue reading

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Increasing pension scam awareness

  As AgeWage prepares for its journey into the FCA Sandbox, we are becoming more aware of the vulnerability of ordinary people to pension scams. We are really worried about the impact of unemployment, especially on those who are over … Continue reading

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Zurich’s IGC’s Chair makes a statement -just!

I wasn’t quite sure , reading Anna Bradley’s chair statement that I wasn’t on my blog. The photos of the IGCs look like they were taken on an iphone, neither of which detracts much from what is a good – … Continue reading

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“We want freedom and choice and we want simplification too”.

Pensions. Tax. Benefits. Each over-complex. When combined: lethal. We shouldn’t blame pension freedoms for the mistakes caused by governments’ habit of making everything too complicated. We want freedom and choice and we want simplification too. — Stuart Fowler (@fowlerdrew) February … Continue reading

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#beetroots, #biscuits – how the battle for truth @USS is being won.

I find myself embedded in a bizarre discussion on #transparency between some of the brightest bods on twitter. This ill becomes me, I am out of my depth, a TUC cracker in the posh biscuit barrel. #beetroot #biscuits pic.twitter.com/Hywkpf8U2W — … Continue reading

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