November Family Finances Group Virtual Meeting


John Coleman writes:

Dear all,

Despite the continued efforts of Covid-19 and the Government to curtail our activities, I’m pleased to let you know that the Family Finances Group is carrying on with its virtual meetings at 10.00am next Thursday, 19 November. The invitation to this Zoom meeting, including the log-in details, will be sent to you on Tuesday 17 November. Since our last meeting with Joe Davies of Investec in October, the uncertainty regarding the next President of the USA has been removed, there is a glimmer of hope on the Covid-19 vaccine front and, perhaps, by the time of our meeting next week, we may have a clearer understanding of the direction of the Brexit negotiations. (But don’t hold your breath!)

At our meeting next week, our own David Bott will talk about his investment journey and describe various options for investing savings with and without the assistance of an IFA (Independent Investment Advisor). As some of us have either moved on from IFA’s already, or are perhaps at least thinking about it, this will be a good opportunity to hear the personal experience and views of someone who has “been there and done that” – without hearing the potentially biased views of someone who may be trying to sell a product or service.

After David’s talk (and subsequent discussion), if time permits, I will talk about “Passwords” and demonstrate various simple strategies that can be used to create and strengthen them.

As this will be the last FFG Meeting of this “unprecedented” year, please make a note of it in your diary and, hopefully, you will be able to join us next week.

On behalf of the FFG Steering Group, keep safe and sane,