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20th October 2021 - Tracey Payne

Retirement Rule 1: Don’t run out of money

Of all the financial challenges and concerns that we face over our lifetimes, avoiding running out of money in retirement probably sits at the top of the list.  No-one wants to end up relying on meagre state benefits and eating own-brand baked beans every day.  Retirement Rule 1 is crucial but not guaranteed.  As Warren Buffett might say, Retirement Rule…

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15th October 2021 - Ellen Wood

Proms in the Paddock – Raising funds for Chestnut Tree House

As many of you know from our previous blog, or maybe you were in attendance, Herbert Scott ran a raffle at this year’s Proms in the Paddock event. Herbert Scott has sponsored Proms in the Paddock for a number of years now but only this year have we got our very own stall.  We set up…

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14th October 2021 - Ellen Wood

Axe Throwing, Archery and Go-Karting

On Thursday 2nd September, all of the Herbert Scott employees ventured to QLeisure near Hurstpierpoint to compete in Axe Throwing, Archery, Shooting and Go-Karting as our belated team summer outing. Not all of us were confident when it came to the more adventurous sports of axe throwing and firing weapons, but we soon learnt how to…

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13th October 2021 - Kevin Scott

New proposals for funding social care – a step in the right direction

The government’s adult social care proposals, announced a couple of weeks ago, are a small step towards reform, but hardly the giant stride that is needed to genuinely ‘fix’ the system, as the Prime Minister promised when he won the General Election.  Hopefully, there’s more to come from this government, but all I can see so far is a…

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29th September 2021 - Jennie Snooks

Our newest apprentice!

We are pleased to announce that Herbert Scott has a new apprentice! Eva Fitton joined us in September 2021 as our Trainee Client Administrator. She is currently working towards her Level 2 Financial Services Administration exam. Eva is eager to learn about financial services and is aiming to continue her career at Herbert Scott after her year’s apprenticeship,…

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22nd September 2021 - Sean Banks

What exactly is a lifetime cashflow forecast?

What exactly is a lifetime cashflow forecast? Many people feel they may have a good, solid financial foundation. They save and invest their money regularly and have built up a reasonable amount of wealth over their careers. Perhaps they have recently come into money through an inheritance of the sale of a business or shares. They have a good idea…

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8th September 2021 - Jodie Norman

Women Need To Work Beyond 100 To Match Men’s Pension Pot

Gender pension gap narrowest on record at just 1%, as proportion of women saving adequately hits new high of 59%.However, savings gap persists as the average man saving adequately would still be putting away £1,300 a year more than a woman, with the pandemic threatening to make this worse. The gender pension gap has closed to just 1% ‐ the…

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8th September 2021 - Ben Nolan

Proms in the Paddock

Saturday 7th August saw the return of Proms in the Paddock – a unique and hugely popular event that is brought to Lewes each summer by Commercial Square Bonfire Society. Despite the best efforts of the British weather to dampen spirits, the event was a great success with the grand finale, provided by the Lewes Glynde and…

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8th September 2021 - Jennie Snooks

Welcome to the newest member of the Herbert Scott team!

We are pleased to welcome the newest member of the Herbert Scott Team – James Porter. James has taken on the role of Financial Planning Assistant and will be working closely alongside our Financial Planners to help provide clients with top-quality advice and service. James will be helping the advisers to construct, implement and monitor our client’s strategic financial…

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19th August 2021 - Sean Banks

Mortgages: to repay or not repay?

If a country’s financial persona could be summed up succinctly, the UK’s would most certainly be defined by our obsession with property, home ownership and mortgages. As soon as we settle down in a relationship or start a family, most of us become fiercely determined to lay down roots and achieve that sense of pride and security that comes from…

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