Alan Steel

How to prepare for the coming tax onslaught

How to prepare for the coming tax onslaught

11 mins. to read

“There are certain things that cannot be adequately explained to a virgin by either words or pictures. Nor can any description I might offer here even approximate what it feels like to lose a real chunk of money you used to own.” – Fred Schwed, US Investor   “The only difference between the taxman and…

I never thought I’d live to be a hundred

I never thought I’d live to be a hundred

10 mins. to read

I appreciate that for most of us financial planning is like watching paint dry. And after all there’s plenty of time to start thinking about all that stuff. But is there? Have you ever sat down and given any thought to what happens if you live too long or die too soon? There’s a fair…

3 steps to an early retirement

3 steps to an early retirement

1 mins. to read

I was recently interviewed about my life all the way back to when I was born. The goal was to find out anything that could have influenced my success as an independent financial advisor (IFA) helping thousands over the last forty odd years to aim for well-funded “want for nothing” retirements, early or otherwise. When…

Think twice before transferring out of your final salary pension

Think twice before transferring out of your final salary pension

0 mins. to read

If you’re a typical Master Investor reader there’s every chance that at some stage you’ve been a member of a Final Salary Pension Scheme with a former employer. Or maybe you’re still in the job. Whatever the case may be, it’s likely the scheme doesn’t take any payments from staff anymore or allow new employees…

When I’m Sixty-Four: Alan Steel’s Guide to Retirement

When I’m Sixty-Four: Alan Steel’s Guide to Retirement

16 mins. to read

As seen in the latest issue of Master Investor Magazine. “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?” The Generation Game When you were at school were you in the worst class the teachers had ever come across? Funnily enough so was I. Imagine that. You and I both just…

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