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Money in Question

Q: We are selling our four-bedroom home after 30 years and moving to an apartment in a more urban location which hopefully will result in lower maintenance costs, less time struggling to tame  a large mostly-overgrown garden.  Improved access to public transport and...

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The financial attraction of being a married couple

“Marriage is a wonderful institution but who wants to live in an institution” is a bon mot attributed to comedian Groucho Marx. However couples who want to maximise their after-tax income and assets should seriously consider the legal (rather than the moral) bonds of...

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AstraZeneca earnings up seen as boost for investors

The group reported results for the fourth quarter of 2016 recently that were better than some analysts had predicted   It is proving to be a long wait for investors in AstraZeneca, the bio-pharma group originally set up by 400 Swedish doctors and pharmacists, which is...

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Now Audi’s new ‘baby’ Q2 joins the Crossover craze

I’d love it if the psychologists among you could explain to me how and why we have become so besotted - there is no other word for it - with crossovers and SUVs. Why is it that we now feel it is essential to have a car that is taller, more angular and muscular than a...

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Discovering the fun factor in your life

A doctor in the US gave me an amazing statistic when I met up with him some time ago. He told me he sees 300 patients every month and asks each of them the same question: “Have you been having any fun recently?” He faithfully records an answer scoreboard ... 299 times...

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