Supreme Court to rule on man’s exclusion from widower’s pension scheme

By |2024-01-26T09:39:26+00:00January 26th, 2024|News, Pensions, Retirement Planning|

The Supreme Court will give judgment on Monday on a significant constitutional challenge by a bereaved unmarried man and his three children over their exclusion from the widower’s contributory pension scheme. The decision by the seven-judge court could provide guidance on the extent to which the constitutional protection for the family applies to families not

AI to boost demand for soft skills but threatens many Stem careers

By |2024-01-19T09:55:19+00:00January 19th, 2024|News, Personal Finance|

A Nobel Prize-winning labour market economist has cautioned younger generations against piling into studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Stem) subjects, saying “empathetic” and creative skills may thrive in a world dominated by artificial intelligence (AI). Christopher Pissarides, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, said workers in certain IT jobs risk sowing

Common trading biases and how to overcome them

By |2024-01-05T09:55:35+00:00January 5th, 2024|Investment Planning, Investments|

Have you ever found yourself meticulously preparing a trading strategy, only to second-guess your decisions when it comes time to execute? If so, it’s possible that you’ve succumbed—without even knowing it—to a trading bias. Trading biases are a form of cognitive bias, a term first coined in 1972 by Israeli psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman to describe

Using the 50-30-20 rule to power your household budget

By |2024-01-05T09:46:55+00:00January 5th, 2024|Financial Planning, Lifestyle Financial Planning|

The 50-30-20 rule is a common way to allocate the spending categories in your personal or household budget. The rule targets 50% of your after-tax income toward necessities, 30% toward things you don’t need—but make life a little nicer—and the final 20% toward paying down debt and/or adding to your savings. The 50-30-20 rule isn’t

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