Anita Pembery

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Anita Pembery, Administrator

How / why did you get into your line of work in the financial services sector?

I knew the owners of Blacktower before I moved to Spain and was impressed with their long-term vision for expansion – also their sense of being a family business, no matter how big or small the company.

Pharmacy sign in France

Healthcare in France for expats

France is the world’s most visited country, with over 89 million tourists pouring in every year to sample the many attractions it has to offer. Its culture is known and revered around the globe: couture fashion houses, the art of the impressionists, winemaking and of course, French cuisine. Paris, the capital city, sees over 17 million visitors yearly, who come to take in the sights of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. But tourism isn’t the only thing that France does well; it also regularly scores highly in global polls for quality of the healthcare system.

Finances

Pandemic Pressures

Since the global outbreak of COVID in early 2020, people all around the world have experienced financial pressure. To understand how UK, Spain, and Portugal are coping, we’ve taken a closer look at each separate nation and uncovered which cities are most concerned about the monetary implications of the pandemic, as well as those saving more now than ever before.

Sunset over countryside

Healthy Financial Habits

As we crest the wave into February, it would be safe to assume that some of January’s good intentions may have been washed away in the relentless flow of days and weeks that seem to pass ever more quickly. It can be tempting, if we haven’t made any significant progress with our goals, to just let them go for another year under the belief that frankly, life can be hard enough already.

The best course of action here, is to be kind to yourself. All the most worthwhile things in life are achieved through consistent, small actions – actions that can be turned into habits and gradually give form to our, as yet, unachieved goals. Practice a little every day, and mountains can be moved; so why should personal finance be any different and what are the best habits to adopt?

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