Category: Personal Financial Stories

The Avocado Toast Currency Crisis

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In exploring the financial future of my Millennial Generation (1981-1996), a few headlines come pre-seasoned like “Millennials could afford a home if they did not spend ‘lavishly’ on avocado toast!” “Millennials are the poorest generation in generations!” “Millennials are screwed!”  They say the western dream of financial stability and home ownership, for us, lay smashed, ...

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Living an Empowered Retirement

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In a recent blog post we explored what was involved in achieving an empowered retirement with Kamal Basra, but what does living an empowered retirement actually look like? For Jennifer Wade, who is 83 and long since retired as an English teacher, it is more than just having the financial freedom to live comfortably. It ...

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One Woman’s Road to Financial Empowerment

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For Evelyn, the road to financial empowerment has been a bit of a bumpy ride, especially as she is acutely aware that her confidence level when dealing with finances was quite low when she started on this journey. “On a scale of one to ten,” says Evelyn, “I was maybe a three.” Standing proudly beside ...

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