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April 7, 2021
April 5, 2021

The whisky and water approach to investment

The Barnaby Cecil approach to investing is to construct our client portfolios based on extensive academic evidence of what drives returns in the capital markets.
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April 7, 2021
March 28, 2021

How do we live for the now and plan for the future?

If you’re like me and always have a long to-do list to get through each day, then you may find this advice difficult to follow. After all, how on earth am I to focus on the present and live in a world that requires me to constantly look ahead and plan for my future?
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March 9, 2021
March 9, 2021

How you can use money to teach your children independence

When I was 23 I made a terrible mistake. I roped myself into a dreadful car finance deal that cost me £5,000.
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March 9, 2021
March 2, 2021

We’re inviting you to write a postcard to your future self

Every night for the past few days I’ve been reading a fantastic children’s book to my son Charlie. The book is called You Choose and it gives children the tools to tap into their imagination, pull things out and fulfil their fantasies.
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February 10, 2021
February 9, 2021

Being content focuses on the present, striving for happiness wastes it

These days we’re encouraged to ‘live for today’ and ‘enjoy the moment.’ It’s one of life's biggest cliches, and one that was actually quite difficult to follow pre-pandemic when things were ‘normal’.
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February 10, 2021
January 29, 2021

Why predicting the future isn’t the answer

It’s 11 o’clock on a Monday morning and I’m reviewing one of my client’s financial plans. I’ve been working with her for many years now, helping her progress towards an end goal, which is to retire at the age of 70.
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January 14, 2021
January 13, 2021

Helping people left behind by financial planning

Having a financial planner by your side is an incredible asset. It can give you freedom, choice, security and confidence. It can open new doors, create new beginnings and remove stress.
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January 14, 2021
December 20, 2020

The trouble with Bitcoin

A national lockdown. A decimated job market and the deepest recession since records began...do you feel the journey to financial freedom has just got a lot harder? There’s no beating around the bush. We are living through an exceptional period. But don’t let the pandemic discourage you from achieving your goals.
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December 10, 2020
December 10, 2020

Zooming into 2021

I’m sure you’re familiar with the Benjamin Franklin quote: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” But what about change? If this year has taught us anything it’s that change just as certain.
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November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020

Picking the right team

Have you ever watched Formula1? It’s an incredible sport in its own right. What fascinates me is the amount of teamwork needed to win.
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November 28, 2020
November 3, 2020

I’m in my 20s. Why do I need a financial planner?

You’re 27. You’ve made a substantial amount of money. And now you’re unsure of how to make the most of it.
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October 28, 2020
October 12, 2020

Can we become blinded by our goals?

It’s the weekend and I’m preparing a roast dinner for my family. Outside it’s cold, wet, windy and a little dark. On the table is a bottle of wine. And in the background, I have the radio on. Could there be anything more British?
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