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8 Aug 2018
Life Planning vs Life Awareness

When you think of your retirement, what vision comes to mind? Will this be a life of leisure after work with no responsibilities? Do you think of it as the beginning of a 30 year-long weekend? Have you drawn up your bucket list yet? Most people continue to think of retirement in purely financial terms. […]

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20 Jul 2018
International Retirement Expert back due to High Demand

Last year, Cambridge Partners worked with Barry Lavalley – a leading authority on retirement and lifestyle planning – to produce the book ‘So you think you are ready to retire?’.  The ongoing success of the book, and the feedback we continue to receive, shows that this has really struck a chord with those looking to […]

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9 Jul 2018
Andrew Nuttall – more than just a great Financial Adviser!

We’re a pretty sporty lot at Cambridge Partners, and noone more so than one of our partners, Andrew Nuttall. Andrew has been playing cricket since before he started primary school thanks to his grandfather and uncle, who were both cricket mad.   “My mother often talks about how many great people I’ve met through cricket […]

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17 Jun 2018
Little Slices of Joy

Everyone knows that long-term savings goals are reached via lots of modest contributions along the way. But did you realise that happiness works the same way? Most people think it comes by winning the lottery or getting a dream job. But an engineer at Google argues that happiness is more likely to be made up […]

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11 Jun 2018
“I’m at the top of my game – and I don’t feel old!”

Here’s a very interesting interview from retirement commissioner, Diane Maxwell, which screened on TV3 this morning. Well worth a read or watch in its entirety, but here are some of the key points: – Most ‘retirees’ don’t feel old – ‘they are fit, healthy and active and want to get up in the morning and […]

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8 Jun 2018
We need a second life, like the Japanese

In the past retirement was often referred to as the ‘third age’ – following on as it did from our first age which was one of education, and our second which focussed on our work and careers. This concept no longer fits life today, where we are encouraged to include elements of education, work and […]

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1 Jun 2018
June 1st – the day of Gypsies and Queens

Today is Friday June 1st.  For most of us this year it’s the day before Queens Birthday – the last opportunity to enjoy a long weekend for over four months. But for the country’s dairy farmers, 1st June is gypsy day – the day every year when any dairy herds which are shifting prior to […]

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22 May 2018
Now and Then

You are more likely to recognise the stairwell than the person here!  That’s because it’s from the set of The Big Bang Theory – one of the longest-running and most popular sitcoms on our screens today.  Its Executive Producer Dave Goetsch reflects here on how much his attitude to investing has changed in the last […]

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11 May 2018
I married you for love – not lunch!

Are you loving – or loathing – the thought of spending lots more time with your partner after retirement?! There’s nothing like suddenly being thrown together 24/7 to really shine a spotlight on your relationship. And the results are not always positive, as anyone who’s ever holidayed with a warring couple will confirm! Retirement expert […]

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3 May 2018
Welcome to Our New Home

As of tomorrow (Friday 4th May) Cambridge Partners will be operating from our new home in the innovative new Te Uruti building in Hereford, just a short hop across the river from our current offices in Oxford Terrace.  We’re all delighted to be making the move for a number of reasons, one of the main […]

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