Carbon was delighted to support the latest Bill McLaren Foundation’s “Voice of Rugby” dinner, along with Craneware, at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield House. It was quite an occasion on a Six Nations weekend, with the guest speakers being All Blacks legend Zinzan … Continued

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Are you one of the very fortunate minority who has a ‘gold plated’ defined benefit (often termed Final Salary) pension? You would be mad to give up the guaranteed income, right? Well, the volume of transfers is currently at a … Continued

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6th February 2018

How to find a balance

Living a happy and fulfilled life is largely about finding the right balance. We all know, for instance, that maintaining a healthy weight entails eating less and exercising more, but life would be boring if we never overindulged; and occasionally … Continued

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29th January 2018

A view from overseas

I have always asked myself how it would be to work abroad: different language, different culture, different people and so many things to learn. I am Markus, 26 years old, and a student of Finance and Management in Germany. I … Continued

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Retirement planning was fairly uncomplicated in 1970s Britain. Men retired at 65 and women at 60, and because of a relatively generous state pension, even the less well-off didn’t need to worry too much about running out of money in … Continued

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15th January 2018

The secret to happiness…

A recent study on money and happiness brought disappointing news for those hoping that having more of the former will guarantee more of the latter. Researchers asked more than 4,000 millionaires of different levels of wealth to say how happy … Continued

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There’s a cognitive bias, widely recognised in the field of social psychology, called illusory superiority. It’s been called many things but it’s perhaps most popularly known as the Lake Wobegon effect, named after the fictional town created by the author … Continued

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‘Easy Riders’ In 2018 the Carbon Social Cycle Club is going back to its roots (routes?!).   The pace of the rides will be ‘easy’; we will ride at a social pace, and the pace of the slowest rider.   … Continued

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