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The “ABCDE” Method to Avoiding Knee-Jerk Reactions to Negative Financial Events

Financial Planning, Market Commentary, News

As part of our Life-Centered Planning process, we’ve talked about how market volatility is a normal part of investing. We’ve also discussed how we’ve structured your investments to “weather the storm” and maintain a comfortable level of income for you and your family during turbulent times. But we also understand that even folks who are […]

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Coping with Uncertainty

Investments, Market Commentary, News

“Oil falls on middle-east uncertainty.” When financial markets are volatile, you often hear that “uncertainty” is the cause. This suggests that uncertainty comes and goes, but because financial markets are forward looking, and because the future is unpredictable, investors must cope with uncertainty all the time. That can be hard, especially in volatile periods when […]

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Are You Living Your Life On Purpose?

Financial Planning, News

Why, day in and day out, do you do the things that you do? Because you have to? Because you want to? Because you’ve had the same routine for years and you’re used to it? If you feel like your life is something that just happens to you, it’s time to reassess how you’re spending […]

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New Main Residence Nil Rate Band Planning – Causeway Coast Inheritance Tax Planning

Inheritance Tax Planning, Legacy Planning, Market Commentary, News, Tax Planning

New Main Residence Nil Rate Band Planning This will benefit individuals with direct descendants who have an estate, which includes a main residence, with total assets above the current inheritance tax threshold, or nil-rate band. What is the “Main Residence Nil Rate Band”? It will introduce an additional nil-rate band when a residence is passed […]

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2016 in review

Investments, Market Commentary, News

We’re well into the new year now and after President Trump’s inauguration on Friday past I thought it might be useful to reflect on the past year. In 2016, the UK market reached new highs and stocks in a majority of developed and emerging market countries delivered positive returns. UK investors with overseas assets benefited […]

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Goal setting or guessing?

Financial Planning, News, Retirement

Establishing and defining goals can be a daunting prospect for most of us. If you’re like me you tend to shy away from that and think about something else. Talking about the future in definite terms isn’t easy for many of us. Taking the time to think about the future in the distracted world we […]

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Charitable donations for Gibson FP

News, Social Impact Investing

Over the years we have made a number of charitable donations but rather than continue on an ad hoc basis we are thinking of nominating one charity with a local presence for 2017. We think it would be good to make a meaningful contribution to one charity by donations and possible fund raising. We’d like […]

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Adviser Firm of the Year 2016

Awards, News

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘Adviser Firm of the Year’ at the Professional Adviser Awards 2016. We also made the shortlist in the 2015 edition of the awards and attended them at The Brewery, London.  

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Institute of Financial Planning merges with Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment

News

On 1st November 2015, the Institute of Financial Planning merged with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. We see this as a very positive step, and the merger should further develop and promote financial planning going forward. David is a Certified Financial Planner, the highest qualification available in financial planning and Gibson Financial Planning […]

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