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Embracing retirement alonePosted 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.
Power of Attorney…what you need to knowPosted 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?READ MORE
Current world events and your investmentsPosted 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.READ MORE
SoKo Designs… crafting the ideal retirementPosted 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.READ MORE
Financial considerations for the self-employedPosted 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?READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Change your mindset and plan for your futurePosted 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.READ MORE
The sandwich generationPosted 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.READ MORE
Learn something new with U3APosted on August 9, 2019 by First Financial
Retirement is the perfect time to start something new. You’ve worked hard for many years building your wealth and creating the foundations for a strong financial future… so it’s time to do the things you’ve always been interested in.
U3A offers an incredible selection of courses from hundreds of locations around the country.READ MORE