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Jeff and Claire , 43 and 41

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Isas and pensions invested in funds and shares, VCTs, cash, residential property

Objectives

Retirement income of £30,000 each per year, help children buy homes in about 25 years, 5 per cent a year total return from investments for next 20 years.

<p>Isas and pensions invested in funds and shares, VCTs, cash, residential property</p>

Jeff and Claire are 43 and 41, and have three children aged four, seven and nine. Between them they earn £130,000 a year before tax, which covers all their bills. Their home is worth about £750,000 and mortgage-free.

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