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Hold your nerve 

Recent research1 reveals women are more likely to hold their nerve and avoid crystallising a loss when the market dips. Almost half of men (48%) have sold investments at a loss when they’ve dropped in value, in an attempt to stem their losses, while just 38% of women have done the same. Such impatience could prove to be costly. The research estimates (based on £10,000 invested in 1992, adding 10% of average salary and reinvesting dividends until 2022) that the real cost of ‘impatient’ investing over 30 years could amount to nearly £200,000! 

And the best place to retire is… 

Retiring abroad is a much-desired goal for many, particularly for an improved lifestyle. Croatia currently tops the list of the best countries to retire in, due to a better cost of living when compared with the UK – rent costs and the price of day-to-day living is nearly half that versus the UK2. Croatia also scores highly due to the ease of getting there from the UK, with relatively cheap average flight costs meaning that friends and family can visit and flying back to the UK is also convenient. (Relocation to some countries may mean forgoing future annual increases to State Pension.) 

1Alliance Trust, 2022 

2Penfold, 2022 

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