Week in review: Friday 28th August 2015

Week in reviewIt’s been another busy week for the Informed Choice team, with our managing director Martin Bamford getting married to Becky on Saturday.

This week the team have been writing about parents paying for University costs, our support for the proposed merger of the IFP and CISI, turning to the stock market to help fund retirement, reasons to ignore the Great Fall of China and what your locus of control means for your Financial Planning.


Parents paying for University costsParents paying for University costs

Research from Wesleyan, the specialist financial services provider, has found professionals would like to ease their child’s student debts by contributing an average of 67% towards their university costs.

Do we support the proposed merger of the IFP & CISI?Do I support the merger for the IFP & CISI?

Due to it’s smaller size and in order to achieve it’s stated mission the IFP recently announced a proposed merger with the larger Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).

Turning to the stock market to help fund retirementTurning to the stock market to help fund retirement

According to new research from Saga Share Direct, one in three have bought shares in a company to help fund their retirement.

Reasons to ignore the Great Fall of ChinaReasons to ignore the Great Fall of China

China experienced its worst day of trading since 2007, with the main stock market index in Shanghai falling by 8.5%. Here are some reasons you should ignore the Great Fall of China.

Your locus of control & Financial PlanningYour locus of control & Financial Planning

People with an internal locus of control believe they are responsible for, and can therefore influence, outcomes in their life. What does this mean for your Financial Planning?


Informed Choice Podcast 038: The Great Fall of ChinaICP038: The Great Fall of China

This week in episode 38 of the Informed Choice Podcast, Martin talks about the Great Fall of China, signs you might be financially unstable and the ostrich effect when it comes to your financial health.


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