Following on from yesterday’s blog which featured our first ‘top tip’ for clients looking to pass money on to their children, today we continue with tips numbers 2 and 3: Top Tip 2 –  Practice makes perfect Give children some … Continued

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Continuing our feature on how to pass on wealth to your children we look at some of the options available to you. Here are some thoughts drawn from my own experience and the experience of others who have researched this … Continued

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If you think that passing on wealth through your family is complicated enough, try throwing in a family business as well. The issues are even more complicated when a family business is involved, with more emotional attachment tied-up in the … Continued

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Parents adopt different approaches, and sometimes it may make sense to adopt a different approach for each child, depending on the character of each, while yet ensuring that each child is treated fairly. Make a gesture A common approach is … Continued

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Vanguard Asset Management is one of the companies that is helping to change the face of investing. Based in the US, it came to the UK in 2009, and last year it launched a direct-to-retail operation, allowing investors with as … Continued

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In the first of our blogs about how to pass money on to your children, financial planner Richard Wadsworth looked at how people decide what is the right amount of money to give. Here, in his second blog, he asks, … Continued

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Seven top tips for passing wealth to your children Do you think you should give your children the financial comfort which you, perhaps, didn’t have? Or do you think that they should make their own way in the world? What … Continued

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A big problem for many investors is their overconfidence. They have unrealistic expectations about their own abilities at picking stocks and timing the market, and about the results they’re likely to achieve. Bent Flyvbjerg is a professor at the Saïd … Continued

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In mid-August a small group of us met early on a Saturday morning at Madderty Hall in deepest Perthshire for the first Carbon Social Cycle Club ‘easy riders’ run. The 40 mile route was challenging but beautiful, and we were … Continued

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An Englishman’s home is his castle, the saying goes. But in truth, the Scots, Welsh and Irish are just as keen on owning their own home. And for many Brits, one home is not enough; the level of buy-to-let and … Continued

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