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Cutting back on property to lock in the gains

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Giles, 47


Sipp and Isa


Early retirement

Giles is 47 years old and a property consultant. He plans to retire at 50 and lead a low-cost lifestyle which will include charitable work, while continuing to support his wife and young son. Giles' portfolio was initially reviewed in February 2013 and his high exposure to housebuilders was noted, with the external expert suggesting that "while the market does not share our view, we might take profits here as the housebuilders in the portfolio are showing significant gains". However he retained them.

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