Taking my own advice: Neil MacGillivray on his impending retirement

'A bit of soul searching and putting theory into practice'

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Neil MacGillivray is about to retire from financial services after 25 years preaching the ‘gospel' of good tax and retirement planning. Here he shares his thoughts on the end of an era and how his adviser helped him cross the finish line...

After 25 years working, in what is now the Nucleus Technical Support Unit, and preaching the ‘gospel' of good tax and retirement planning, I found it was time to put the theory into practice with my own impending retirement at the end of the year. I also found it to be a bit of a psychological rollercoaster. The first dilemma was is it the right time to go, and the second, and perhaps the most difficult, the financial concerns that might turn my golden years into a rusty cage of anxiety if I got things wrong. I'd always promised myself that I wouldn't work past 60, and as much as...

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