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How to write a strong news story

…and why reading those stories can mislead you about money

How to write a strong news story

How to write a strong news story

…and why reading those stories can mislead you about money

What makes for a strong news story? In this Insight, I’ll share what a media trainer told me about that. I’ll also offer my own views on how the ‘strong news’ approach creates misleading and potentially harmful stories about money, investing and pensions and what you can do about it.

Throw away your dream board

and visualize the right thing

Voodoo dream boards

Throw away your dream board

and visualize the right thing

A lot of personal coaches will tell you that to boost your chances of success on your biggest life goals, you need to imagine yourself having achieved that goal. Many will also suggest that you create a dream board (aka Vision Board) with colourful pictures of everything you want, or believe you will become, to…

Are you being overcharged?

on your pension and investment plans?

The overcharging Rhino

Are you being overcharged?

on your pension and investment plans?

So, are you being overcharged by this sort of character on your pension or investment plans? He (or she) is a Rhino you see… a thick-skinned salesperson who charges a lot 😊 and you might be shocked when you see how their charges add up!

This crazy way of charging for advice

is stopping most people getting the advice they need

This crazy way of charging for advice

is stopping most people getting the advice they need

Whether you’re rich, or of more modest means, this Insight is for you. It’s a reasonably long read (5 to 12 minutes depending on your reading speed) but I think you’ll find it worth your time. Get to grips with this issue and you could save yourself hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of…

It’s OK to miss the best days

So you can ignore that misleading nonsense

Three kinds of lies, Disraeli

It’s OK to miss the best days

So you can ignore that misleading nonsense

If you follow the money pages of any newspaper, you cannot have missed the ‘missing the best days’ story. But what they won’t tell you is that this story is … well… complete and utter nonsense. So, let’s expose it for the grossly misleading rubbish that it is – before you base any of your investment decisions…

What is the true cost of a pension?

and why might it be LESS than 'some' experts tell you?

Fund your pension for a cappuccino a day

What is the true cost of a pension?

and why might it be LESS than 'some' experts tell you?

So what is the true cost of a pension? It sounds like a simple question doesn’t it? But it’s seemingly impossible for some financial journalists to get to the bottom of it – as I summarised in this video So, let’s see how the Press and others might, inadvertently, mislead us about pensions… and ask if this…

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