Archive for April, 2013

NorthKorea -just send James Bond !

Anyone ells think we should just send James Bond into North Korea and do what he did in Die Another day?

Happy Friday , bit of Friday fun

Tony

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How to find your missing UK pension ?

In my position I have seen so many clients that have worked in the Uk for a couple years and thought they have nothing there , but I have been the bearer of good news to a lots of clients .

Of you have worked in the UK or have had a UK contract there is a large possibility you have a frozen UK pension . This means there is money that belongs to you and we able to help you take control of it .

If you like more info drop me me a mail , tony.evans@devere-group.com

Tony Evans

Daily Mail – Are you missing out on a pension windfall? Five million job-hopping Britons are losing track of pension pots worth £3BILLION

Job-hopping is causing millions of UK workers to lose track of the pension pots they save into during their careers, meaning savings totalling billions of pounds go unclaimed in retirement.
With many young workers having already been employed by several firms in the early stages of their career, research from Age UK suggests that a shift in working cultures is resulting in a pensions ‘black hole’.
It found that almost a quarter of adults have lost track of at least one of their pension schemes, while many who have lost their pensions are unsure about where to start hunting them down.

Age UK’s Lucy Harmer said: ‘With the number of jobs we have over a lifetime increasing, it’s likely that people will accumulate several small pension pots.
‘In many cases these bring a less fruitful income in later life than one large pension pot.

‘It’s really important we all set aside time to keep on top of our personal admin, such as organising paperwork and keeping details of any financial products safe and secure. This is especially crucial for pensions as it may be some years down the line until they need to be accessed.’
The Pensions Tracing Service estimates that the amount of cash going unclaimed in ‘missing’ personal or occupational workplace pension totals around £3billion, with five million people having lost or forgotten about pensions.

While those over the age of 65 have worked on average for 5.6 employers, the changing career practices among the younger generate means that 23 per cent of those aged between 25 and 34 have already worked for a similar number of firms, but have around 35 years before they retire.

Workers who admitted to losing track of at least one of their pensions said they had been ‘lost in the mists of time’.

Around one in five admitted to being less than fastidious with their record keeping as they have lost their pension paperwork, while 10 per cent blamed moving jobs too many times to keep track of their pensions.

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Lost pensions by region: A breakdown of the Age UK research shows those in the south west are most likely to have lost track of their pensions.

The Government took action to assist those with ‘stranded’ pension pots in 2009, allowing people to cash in schemes with a value of less than £2,000.
Pensions minister Steve Webb meanwhile has been calling for an increase in the ‘pot follows member’ culture so workers can bring their pension with them when they transfer to a new job.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) reported last year that UK adults now work on average for 11 different employers during their careers, and the Age UK research suggests this number is likely to rise.

The Government through auto-enrolment is taking steps to encourage pension saving among the working population, but the financial downturn has prompted a malaise about pensions which has been exacerbated by poor annuity rates and the closure of numerous final salary schemes.
The Age UK survey found that 12 per cent of workers said they do not think there’s any point in long-term financial planning as ‘nothing is guaranteed’, while nine per cent do not know how to start planning for retirement.

A quarter meanwhile say they recognise they need to save for retirement, but cannot afford to.

Barnett Waddingham consultant Malcolm Maclean said: ‘Where once upon a time it would have been unusual for a worker to have more than one or possibly two jobs over the whole of their working lives that is now no longer the case.

Regular changes of jobs means that individuals frequently accumulate a number of small pension pots which at some point they need to account for in preparation for retirement

Having located all the pensions, the individual should then consider bringing them together and purchasing a single annuity – it would normally give them a better return for their money than seeking to obtain a number of small annuities from different pension pots.’

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Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. And watch your character for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become.”

If you want to be succesful in anything in life remember the below .
All that we have today except nature was the result of the below .


“Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits for they become your character.
And watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
What we think, we become.”

Margret Thatcher

You Tube Clip

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France today resembles UK in 70s – sick monsieur of Europe?

I was reading the below and it amazes me that people are shocked that theres no growth and spiralling debt in France! Not really, basic economics tax more and spend more wont work!

You have a government that’s anti capitalism and determined to tax to successful and make a unfriendly business environment . Increasing tax to a whopping 75% was a shrewd move, well it was for everyone ells as they just moved to London or Brussels. What President Hollande has forgot is we live in a Information Age were people can do business from anywhere and inside the EU you can move freely !

I watched a documentary about the late Baroness Thatcher and can see the similar similar situation as the UK in late 70s and France today . Unions very strong, government subsidising unprofitable industry and an overtaxed system.

The current French government could take a lesson from Thatcher and here ethos I leave you with a quote by Thatcher

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

Tony Evans

Tokyo

EU: France must do more
The French government was put under increasing pressure today after Brussels said it must do more to help the countries sputtering economy.

Today’s report warned that France’s shrinking share of global exports and diminishing growth prospects are likely to continue unless more is done to make the country’s labour market more flexible.

Brussels fear that France’s increasing sovereign debt levels, expected to rise to 9.8%, are not only choking off growth prospects but are threatening the country’s banking system and the broader European economy.

“France’s public sector indebtedness represents a vulnerability, not only for the country itself, but also for the euro area as a whole,” the report states.

The annual reports issued today are part of new post-eurozone crisis powers given to the European Commission, to identify and pressure EU countries on where their economies are most vulnerable.

Similar warnings were also issued to Spain and Italy, but the stark evaluation of France’s economic difficulties stands out because Paris has not normally been lumped in with the region’s “peripheral” economies.

The French report is particularly blunt about the need for the president to act more decisively. Although the report praises the Hollande government for its recent efforts to lower the cost of labour and to “foster competitiveness”, it argues such measures are not adequate.

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The secret’s out: how the rich got rich

Today has never been a better time to be successful and make money ,

There’s no substitute to hard work ,

A great article ,

Tony Evans

Your Money -The secret’s out: how the rich got rich

Forget massive inheritances or winning the lottery; the majority of millionaires accumulated their wealth the old-fashioned way – by working hard.
According to a poll of high-net-worth individuals by advisory firm deVere Group, more than half (52%) said the number one strategy to build wealth was to work for it, while 27% said to save and 21% said invest wisely.
deVere Group’s chief executive, Nigel Green, said: “There’s a certain perceived mystery surrounding how the wealthy become wealthy. But our study shows that the majority of millionaires accumulate their money the old fashioned way – they work for it.”
Last month, the deVere Group published findings of a poll in which it was concluded that high-net-worth investor confidence is at its highest level in three years, with 53% saying they were feeling bullish about the outlook for the next 12 months.
Green added: “Interestingly, the results of our ‘strategies for building wealth’ poll were not wide apart, suggesting a combination of all three – working hard, saving, and smart investing – is how the rich really become rich.”

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” Mark Twain

So to do anything you have to start !

Very simple 🙂

From a small acorn grew a big oak .

People ask me why I like inspirational quotes , well answer very simple it’s positive and it’s inspirational .

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
Mark Twain

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Why people hate successful people ? Keep Calm and Carry on Succeeding

Negativity ? I do not recognise the meaning of the word – Tony Evans

I cant believe I am writing about Nega…. , its hard for me to even write it NEGATIVITY and Negative influence . Why so ? I am glad you asked , when you become successful and you are part of a hugely successful company , you will have to deal with people saying negative things about you and company .

Our CEO Nigel Green has written a posting on his blog on dealing with negativity :

Nigel Green deVere Group Scam! Dealing with haters!

1.“What others think of you is none of your business”
2.If you are really effective at what you do, most of the things said
about you will be negative
3.If someone tells you something cannot be done, it is just their way of
saying they cannot do it
4.“Living well is the best revenge.” (George Herbert)
5.10% of people will find a way to take anything personally
6. “If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid”
(Epictetus)
7. “Keep calm and carry on”
This is a man that has created a company with over $8 billion USD under management 70 office . He has many people sending him abusive emails . Calling him scam artist , bankrupt . I personally known him for over 8 years ,I can tell you he’s just a man that has a lot of hard work ethic and thus very successful .

My personal view can easily be shown in 4 point :

  1. Jealous – Some people can’t stand someone else’s prosperity. They are naturally resentful of it. Negative people just focus on the fact that successful people acquired something good that they didn’t – and negative people hate and resent that .
  2. Negative people / Less successful people look bad against successful people .They may actually be challenged to improve themselves, ease of life may soon be shaken up. That’s not what they want as that involved hard work .
  3. People Think you don’t deserve it . You just been ‘lucky’ , I have found all successful people have been lucky , totally agree we are lucky to know hard work is what makes you lucky .
  4. Familiarity- it breeds contempt .Successful people change with the times to survive and succeed .

Don’t let negativity & toxic people rent space in your head ,Raise the rent & kick them out

STAY POSITIVE AND BE SUCCESFUL ,

Lets lock and load ,

Tony Evans

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“It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.” Margret Thatcher

“It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.”
Margret Thatcher

What most people doesn’t understand it’s not about the money it’s about the game ,

Tony Evans

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“defeat i dont recognise the meaning of the word -Thatcher

Now this quote sums the woman, her philosophy and her actions.

Defeat i dont recognise the meaning of the word

Margret Thatcher

No need for explanation ,

Tony Evans

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Margaret Thatcher passes away from stroke

I just heard the sad news that Baroness Thatcher has passed away ,

Baroness Thatcher has died at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke, her spokesman Lord Bell has announced.

Lord Bell said: “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.

“A further statement will be made later.”

I personally think this woman was a genius , she has vision determination and hard work ethics .

She saved the UK from going bankrupt , stood up to Argentina and wouldn’t be bullied by the EU . How I wish you were here today to do the same thing.
They don’t make them as you anymore ,

A nation , generation and a world thank you Maggie , a Great Briton has died .

Rest in peace

Tony Evans

Margaret Thatcher
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS, née Roberts is a British politician, the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century, and the only woman ever to have held the post. Wikipedia

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