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Yet another Corona post

Because this fear we are carrying is a heavy weight and it can be paralysing. 

There is no shame in coming out of yet another lockdown with the same body, the same empty canvasses you so desperately wanted to fill or still no plan about how your financial future looks. Despite all the motivated faces hopping around your Tik Tok screen, you are not alone with this! 

According to the article called “ Dealing with disappointment”, Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, published in the Harvard Business Review disappointment is something most people struggle with. At the root of disappointment are expectations. Typically, those are set way too high. What’s the fix? 

Constructively deal with your disappointment. Admit to yourself that what you were trying to take on is too much, especially given this depressing, anxious climate we are in. 

You don’t have to do everything yourself, this is what specialists are here for. Get a financial planner to look at your finances with you. Get expert advice on your pension rather than trying to figure it out yourself. 

Don’t try to teach yourself cooking but join a Zoom cooking class. Do a virtual group workout and even meet new people. 

In reaching out for help not only do you take weight of your own shoulders, but in many cases you even support businesses that otherwise would be struggling due to the restrictions they are dealing with. 

As a Personal Assistant I can assure you, hiring somebody to support you is a game changer. 

If you need any help with your pensions or investments, please reach out to Paul Rhodes direct, or myself via the contact form below. More than likely you will speak to me anyway as I manage Paul’s diary and back office, so he can fully focus on what he does best: making your money work for you! 

Other News

Done & Dusted

The much talked about UK election is now well and truly behind us, how can the opinion polls have been so wrong you may be asking yourself, it had most investors worried about a hung parliament or even a Labour victory which we were led to believe would send the markets crashing down around us.

Well now you can let out a sigh of relief, or can you, the result was taken well by the UK equity markets and in the short term should provide businesses with a stable political and legislative background in which to invest for the future.

However it is debatable as to whether the UK election results will have any impact on interest rates, the Bank of England voted last week to keep the base rate at 0.50%. Official figures at the end of the last month showed the total size of the economy increased by just 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2015. That was half the 0.6 per cent growth rate seen in the previous quarter and the worst performance since late 2012 – raising fears that the recovery is running out of steam.

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Is joint-sovereignty on the cards for Gibraltar?

GibraltarThere have been new developments regarding Gibraltar in recent Brexit negotiations and they should give Gibraltarians hope that Spain will refrain from making any unnecessary demands to make things difficult for Britain.

Spain’s foreign minister, Alfonso Dastis, has confirmed that Spain will not “jeopardise” any Brexit agreement in a bid to reclaim the Rock. “I won’t make an agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom conditional on recovering sovereignty over Gibraltar,” Dastis said, speaking to the Spanish newspaper ABC.

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