In case you’ve just returned to Planet Earth, we’re currently experiencing a cost of living crisis. The annual rate of inflation has reached levels we haven’t seen for over 30 years. Just a few short months ago, this seemed unlikely.
The FIRE movement (Financial Independence Retire Early) is sometimes regarded as a Millennial fad. Or perhaps as something only for the very rich. Perhaps that’s true about the purest forms of FIRE. But there are some sound underlying principles that
What does being ‘on track’ for retirement actually mean? Well, we’re all getting older. So we’re inexorably getting nearer to when we retire, whether we like it or not. In that sense we’re all on track (if not already retired).
If you’re part of a couple, whether married, in a civil partnership or just committed, retirement planning means considering both partners. That’s easier said than done. Simple retirement calculators are usually based on just one individual; and they’re usually too
Consumption smoothing is what EvolveMyRetirement® is all about. But just what is it? Here’s the definition from Investopedia: “Consumption smoothing is the practice of optimizing our standard of living by ensuring a proper balance between spending and saving during the
Physics may not be your thing, but you’ve probably heard of the uncertainty principle; even if you’re a bit uncertain (sorry) about exactly what it is. Well, in a nutshell (according to Encyclopaedia Britannica), it states that you can’t measure
It’s easy to imagine that investment success necessarily follows from having a good understanding of investments. Knowledge helps a lot of course. But it’s easy to forget the role of psychology. If we’re investing a small amount, we might not
Many people associate the word “drawdown” with withdrawals from a pension fund after retirement. But a pension fund is really just a tax shelter for investments. The principles of drawdown can be applied to all your investments, wherever held. Before
Are you on-track for retirement? Most retirement planning websites ask this question, or something very close. There are numerous retirement calculators that claim to be able to answer it. If you’ve tried a few, you’ll no doubt realise that the
The coronavirus outbreak has created a time of uncertainty and worry for us all. First and foremost in all our minds will be our health. But many of us will equally be concerned about our personal finances. Will we lose