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Luke’s Arrival! 1 December 2006

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After a long pregnancy (at least it seemed long) he’s here.

Luke Andrew Teasdale, to give him his full Sunday name. Born 29th November 2006 at 1408. Weighing in at 7lb 11 and a half oz (apologies to all those I scared when I sent the text – 17lb was a typo!).

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Retirement Planning 27 June 2006

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Given all the publicity that Tony and HMG have been giving to making sure that we plan better for your retirement, due to the ageing population, Tracy and I have been thinking seriously about how to make sure our standard of living is maintained, into our retirement.

Taking a look at what’s available in the market, neither of us are convinced with what’s available. The current crop of retirement savings products, from all Providers are suffering from poor performance. Given the long term economic outlook, this does not look like improving much in the foreseeable future.

So, we’ve decided the best option is to spend all our money as we earn it, then become dependent upon our children when re retire. Both of us felt that Hannah’s long term earnings potential (although the outlook appears good) was a significant risk for our chosen retirement planning strategy. Therefore, we’ve had to take action to reduce this risk.

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