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My Budget 2019 Wish List

19 September 2018

Avoiding the big picture question of whether the government should tax more/less or spend more/less, this is my Budget 2019 Wish List. It’s in no particular order and is definitely ...

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What Is An ARF?

13 June 2018

Let’s face it, pensions are boring, complicated and full of jargon. Unfortunately they are also very important to our wellbeing so whether we like it or not, it’s important to ...

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What Are Binary Options?

17 May 2018

The UK financial watchdog recently warned that hundreds of thousands of pounds are lost every year to investment scams. Last month I blogged about How To Spot A Scam. This ...

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How To Spot A Scam

16 April 2018

The golden age of the internet has given us ease of connectivity and instant online payments. No wonder it’s also the golden age of the scammer. Here are a few ...

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Too Much Cash?

21 March 2018

The late Ken Dodd once revealed (in court) that he kept £336,000 in cash stashed in suitcases in his attic. I have two immediate thoughts on this story. First, he ...

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How To Invest

21 February 2018

The question of how to invest is an important one, never more so than in a time of stock market turbulence. 2018 has seen one of the US stock market’s ...

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Resolutions 2018

18 January 2018

New Year Resolutions are not just for January! Here are some suggestions for a monthly financial to-do list that doesn’t go by the wayside. January For many of us a ...

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2017 : The Year In Numbers

14 December 2017

1,700% … the bubble-like rise in Bitcoin so far in 2017. €50,000,000,000 … the cost to the UK of Brexit (and that’s only the divorce bill). 500,000 … people at ...

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Millennial Misery

16 November 2017

There is no doubt that the Millennial generation (born 1975 to 1995) are now facing hardships that the luckier generation of their parents did not have to endure. Inequality Yes ...

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What Is An Annuity?

20 October 2017

Many people will have heard pension conversations mention the words Annuity and ARF without understanding (or not being interested in) what they actually mean. So here goes. When you retire ...

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