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Wise Words: Buy Good Things

Carl Richards is a Certified Financial Planner and the creator of the weekly Sketch Guy column in the New York Times, as well as a frequent keynote speaker at financial planning conferences. Carl has a no-nonsense, straightforward approach and makes complex financial concepts easy to understand through his simple sketches. He insists that investing doesn’t have to be complicated; core...

The Value of Empirical Evidence for Investors

In the early 1960s, John ‘Mac’ McQuown, a graduate student at Harvard Business School, recognised the value of empirical evidence for investors. He used a mainframe computer to analyse share prices and then went on to introduce computer-based investment at American banking company, Wells Fargo. At Donald Wealth Management, we believe that investing money well...

February 2018 News For Our Professional Connections

The latest stories in the news for February 2018, which may be of interest to our professional connections only. LIFE COMPANIES, CAPITAL GAINS AND INDEXATION RELIEF The Treasury is now accepting that individuals will be affected by the reform to taxation of corporate capital gains. HMRC’s initial take on the impact of the removal of...

In The News – February 2018

The latest stories in the news for February 2018, which may be of interest to our clients. London property price slump  The London housing market is at a critical point, according to latest figures, with higher discounting by homeowners. Commentators have been swift to declare it officially a buyer’s market… for the small number of...

Maximise Your Wealth When Selling Your Business

Research shows that 50% of business owners are unhappy after they sell their company. The majority (87%) of business owners are interested in selling their businesses someday, but with post-sale levels of dissatisfaction being so high, it makes sense to understand the reasons for this before you start the process of selling your own business. This article discusses how...

The Road to Longevity: Living to 120—and Beyond?

Medical technology can now identify risk factors in the human body long before they impact your health A medical revolution is underway—one that’s making it possible for us to extend our lives for decades by stopping now-fatal diseases before they can take hold of our bodies. In the coming years, we’ll not only be able...

Cutting the Costs of Divorce

Divorce can be a costly business… but does it have to be? This is how one particular solicitor’s practice is helping to minimise the financial and emotional cost of divorce for his clients. Divorcing Well “The reason costs often spiral…” explains Phil Barnsley, head of the renowned Family department at Higgs & Sons Solicitors, “…...

January 2018 News For Our Professional Connections

The latest stories in the news for January 2018, which may be of interest to our professional connections only. DOTAS The Government intend to introduce new regulations on how DOTAS applies to Inheritance Tax Avoidance Schemes. The Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes (DOTAS) Regulations are an important weapon available to HMRC in its fight against...

In The News – January 2018

The latest stories in the news for January 2018, which may be of interest to our clients. HMRC bans personal credit card payments As HMRC will no-longer be able to pass on the cost of card handling fees, payment of tax bills by personal credit card will no-longer be permitted. The ban comes into force...

Pack Up Your Troubles

‘Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile…’ Modern life provides us – some would say swamps us – with so much news, information and punditry, which focuses on the here-and-now, that it is easy to be overwhelmed with the feeling of doom and gloom.  The list of things to...