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Protect investments and grow assets with professional help

investmentAs England’s premature and largely unforeseen exit from the 2014 World Cup perfectly illustrates, nothing is guaranteed; something that those fans who invested so much time and money will now know all too well. However you choose to spend your money, whether it’s saving for the future or making the most of the here and now, there’s only so much you can do to protect investments.

Investors are occasionally presented with investment opportunities that are simply too good to be true and whilst novice investors might take the time to investigate their options, more experienced spenders will generally give them a wide berth from the outset. Whichever bracket you fall into, it’s important to remain cautious and to apply risk management to the best of your abilities.

Some have the common sense to know that opportunities coming from reputable and reliable sources can often prove financially beneficial, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they have the confidence to commit. Like any first-time investor, they soon come to realise that the best way of making a safe and secure investment is by consulting with an independent financial advisor.

People sometimes see IFAs as being costly, but those who’ve decided to err on the side of caution will often say that professional services, expert insight and a safe investment strategy were worth every penny. Those choosing to go it alone will often find that these account fees would’ve been cost-effective and that any ongoing returns usually fail to live up to their expectations.

So, if you want to pay for your children’s higher education and invest in their future or you simply want to join former England Captain Steven Gerrard in retiring, why not start thinking about making your money work harder, ahead of drawing your pension? Asset management is key to the outcome and as previously stated, leaving it to the experts is often the safest and smart move.

By David Robinson
Expats Village

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