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Infrastructure as an Asset Class

Posted on October 15, 2019 by First Financial

With so much constant activity within the infrastructure sector, it can be beneficial for investors to treat infrastructure as a separate asset class for investment, rather than lumping it in with the equities part of their portfolios.

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Embracing retirement alone

Posted on October 11, 2019 by First Financial

While many of us expect to enter our retirement as part of a couple, there are also many people who find themselves newly single at this point in their lives.
After a divorce there are new challenges ahead for retirement planning but there are also positive aspects that can have a beneficial impact on your wellbeing.

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Power of Attorney…what you need to know

Posted on October 7, 2019 by First Financial

Personal estate planning is an incredibly important undertaking. We all appreciate the significance of creating a will and making sure there’s a formal plan for our affairs when the inevitable occurs… but do you also have a Power of Attorney?

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Current world events and your investments

Posted on October 1, 2019 by First Financial

With a 24-hour news cycle constantly reporting on any small shift in tariffs, a disruption of commodity supply or even a late-night political tweet, it’s not surprising that financial markets are fluctuating.

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SoKo Designs… crafting the ideal retirement

Posted on September 17, 2019 by First Financial

Shirley O’Connor and her daughter Kathleen O’Connor-Lee started SoKo Designs over a decade ago. The bespoke baby linen venture has grown from its humble beginnings to have a dedicated regular client base and provide an extra source of income. We talked to Kathleen about how the business has helped Shirley enjoy her retirement.

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Financial considerations for the self-employed

Posted on September 16, 2019 by First Financial

Running your own business can be extremely rewarding. Being your own boss and knowing that all the effort you put in goes towards your success… for many people this is a dream come true. But, how would you manage if something happened and you couldn’t work for a few months?

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What is ethical investing?

Posted on September 11, 2019 by First Financial

As ethical issues such as climate change gain attention in the media, more people are considering the impact of their investment decisions. Ethical investing has been named a major trend in the financial industry in 2019.

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Change your mindset and plan for your future

Posted on August 27, 2019 by First Financial

The mind is a funny thing… it can push you forward to achieve great feats or it can pull you down into a state of inaction. Your mindset is incredibly important when it comes to your wealth building because the right mindset certainly helps you achieve financial success.

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So many staff promotions

Posted on August 15, 2019 by First Financial

We’ve always been proud of our team… they are pretty awesome! And in recent months we’ve had so many internal staff promotions that we have been in a constant state of congratulations.

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The sandwich generation

Posted on August 14, 2019 by First Financial

Do you have ageing parents that you support while also caring for dependent children? Every dollar given away today could impact your own financial security in your retirement years, and perpetuating financial instability is the last thing you want to do.

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