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Success is not that simple

On October 1, 1962, I took up my place at a desk in Cheapside, London in the pension department of what was then called Yorkshire Insurance Company, now buried deep within Aviva. In my 46-plus years, I have felt that I have been on a perp-etual learning curve, never more so than in recent years.

It came as a disappointment to me to open my post to discover a magazine which implied that if I had been spending the last few years making a fortune flogging mortgages, I could attend a three-day course and immediately be successful in the investment and pension arena. Would that it was that simple.

Mel Boustead

Barbican Independent Financial Advisors

Peterborough

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