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Planning for the Golden Years

Planning for the Golden Years

Planning for the Golden Years: the modern-day “Gold” rush in the California of Europe   Anyone who is nearing or at retirement age (also known as the golden years) wants to protect his or her hard-earned pension. Many want to do this in a safe country with a warm climate, friendly people and a great […]

Annuity Failing You? FIXED-INCOME Care Suites

Annuity Failing You? FIXED-INCOME Care Suites

IS YOUR ANNUITY FAILING YOU? CONSIDER INVESTING IN FIXED-INCOME CARE SUITES   It was the day after the referendum of June 23rd 2016 that I realised that my British Pounds would not buy me as much as the day before. In fact, about 20% less, although that has now “recovered” to 15%! Suddenly, travelling to […]

Another (boring?) Weekend in Paradise

Another (boring?) Weekend in Paradise

Another (boring?) Weekend in Paradise We hear it all the time. Went on holiday but there was nothing to do. Great beaches, plenty of sunshine, but how can we otherwise occupy our time? The other day, I even had to convince a Portuguese person that he was falling into the trap of paying lip service […]

The Algarve: Best Place in the World to Retire!

The Algarve: Best Place in the World to Retire!

The Algarve: Best Place in the World to Retire! Finally it is official! It has been coming for some time, it must be said. Europe’s leading beach destination – World Travel Awards. 2nd best place to retire overseas – The Telegraph. 7thfriendliest nation in the world (among 140 surveyed) – CNN. World’s leading Golf Destination […]

Strategies For Investment And Retirement

Strategies For Investment And Retirement

STRATEGIES FOR INVESTMENT AND RETIREMENT IN A VOLATILE WORLD   It is perhaps fitting that I found myself writing this article about investment and retirement in the air between the UK and the EU. On the day of the referendum, I flew between the two regions. I, like millions of others, stayed up to learn […]

US Presidential Election: Supercharged Brexit?

US Presidential Election: Supercharged Brexit?

US Presidential Election: Supercharged Brexit or a Rubicon of Difference? Two days after the US presidential election, the world observed how America deals with democracy in a very different way to the British. A long and intense (and very expensive) presidential campaign was followed by dramatic decision. Universal and bipartisan commitment to the transition to […]

PORTUGAL: TAX HEAVEN TO TAX HELL?

PORTUGAL: TAX HEAVEN TO TAX HELL?

PORTUGAL: TAX HEAVEN TO TAX HELL? What a difference a week makes! A month, well that is life-changing. Three months, an eternity for tax. As recently as six months ago, it was unquestionable that Portugal was among Europe’s best investment destinations. For seniors or retirees, it was the uncontested number 1: a growing economy; falling […]

How the Brexit vote affect UK citizens

How the Brexit vote affect UK citizens

How the Brexit vote affect UK citizens   Anyone who is nearing or at retirement age wants to protect his or her hard-earned pension. Most want to do this in a safe country with a warm climate, friendly people, low cost of living and a great lifestyle. A country with which the United Kingdom has […]

Brexit Impact on Tax-Free Retirement in Europe

Brexit Impact on Tax-Free Retirement in Europe

BREXIT and Impact on TAX-free Retirement in Europe   Brexit will almost certainly have some effect on UK pensioners living abroad but whether they will continue to have access to the same benefits provided by virtue of being part of the single market, remains to be seen. Anyone who is nearing or at retirement age […]

The Tortoise and the Hare – From Lisbon to Algarve

The Tortoise and the Hare – From Lisbon to Algarve

The Tortoise and the Hare: Rambling or racing from Lisbon to Algarve Portugal has just been voted the winner in the best European destination for American tourists, as voted by readers of 10Best Readers’ Choice and USA Today: www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-european-country. As the country’s capital, many intercontinental flights stop over in the Portuguese capital. While this may […]