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How to prepare for the coming tax onslaught

All articles in this section are provided courtesy of Master Investor Magazine and are not necessarily the views of Alan Steel Asset Management. “There are certain things that cannot be adequately explained to a virgin by either words...

Mellon on the markets - November

All articles in this section are provided courtesy of Master Investor Magazine and are not necessarily the views of Alan Steel Asset Management. I'm on an Emirates A380 over the island of Goa, en route to Dubai from...

Mellon on the Markets - October

All articles in this section are provided courtesy of Master Investor Magazine and are not necessarily the views of Alan Steel Asset Management. What to write about this month? Victor Hill has already – and brilliantly – covered...

Death & Taxes: I never thought I'd live to be a hundred

All articles in this section are provided courtesy of Master Investor Magazine and are not necessarily the views of Alan Steel Asset Management. I appreciate that for most of us financial planning is like watching paint dry. And...

Death & Taxes - 3 steps to an early retirement

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...

Mellon on the markets - Fast-changing views for a fast-changing world

All articles in this section are provided courtesy of Master Investor Magazine and are not necessarily the views of Alan Steel Asset Management. This missive is being written on the Edinburgh to London train, as I return from...

The Generation Game

According to the bean counters at the ONS (Office for National Statistics), we are not saving enough. Apparently it’s the worst UK savings ratio in 50 years. The savings ratio fell to a measly 1.7% from the first...

Mellon on the markets - New highs for early investors

There are three of us Mellons currently trying to get books out ahead of each other: my father is finishing one on African Bangles; my brother in law is close to completing a magnum opus on the future...

Death & Taxes - Undefined Benefits

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...

Mellon on the markets - The times they are a changin'

I was recently invited to a Conservative Party lunch hosted by the City and Westminster Tory Association. It was a jolly affair, with hundreds of well-oiled attendees, and despite the recent electoral setback, the mood appeared quite upbeat....