Advice to Avoid

The myth of stability and certainty

And the truth about various economic schools of thought

Minsky. Stability to Instability. Paul Claireaux

The myth of stability and certainty

And the truth about various economic schools of thought

Whatever your interest (or leaning) in politics, and unless you’re very young, you surely can’t have missed Theresa May’s promise of stability and certainty in the run up to the messy 2017 UK election.

This crazy way of charging for advice

is stopping most people getting the advice they need

Crazy way of charging. Paul Claireaux

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…

How to understand people

by understanding ourselves first

Franklin. Three hard things. Paul Claireaux

How to understand people

by understanding ourselves first

If you’re anything like me, you’ll strive to understand people – and to understand yourself 😉 And, I have a sneaky feeling that’s most of us right?

Why confident people on the stage

might not be best qualified to be your sage

Who's that on the stage. Paul Claireaux

Why confident people on the stage

might not be best qualified to be your sage

If you’re interested in personal development, you’ve probably been to a few seminars and seen a few confident gurus, standing on a stage, selling their ideas. The question is, have you managed to work out which (if any) of these people (or more importantly, their ideas) are really worth following?

Why you need balanced views when investing

and where you can find more of those

Why you need balanced ideas on investment risk

Why you need balanced views when investing

and where you can find more of those

In this Insight, I’ll talk about where you might find more balanced views when investing your money in stock markets. The above video covers a lot of what’s in this Insight. So, if you prefer that format, watch that. Images in the video used under a Creative Commons License listed with attributions here

How to test your investment adviser

Before it's too late

Mencken. Clear, Simple & Wrong. Paul Claireaux

How to test your investment adviser

Before it's too late

This Insight will equip you to test your investment adviser about your expected investment returns. If you think this is useful guidance and you want to help me stop the spread of misleading information from parts of the multi-trillion pound (dollar) investment industry, then please share:-)

Investment risk bubbles are everywhere

But, incredibly, not all the experts believe they exist

bubbles everywhere

Investment risk bubbles are everywhere

But, incredibly, not all the experts believe they exist

Hey guys, I’ve just updated this long post on investment risks and hope you find it useful. I last updated it in February 2018, have been updating it since September 2016 – and yes, I will update it again, if something significant changes. For now, the risks in markets appear to be getting higher.

Can you help spread betting Joe?

Or any of your friends from getting sucked into this hideous gambling activity?

Joe and Naomi

Can you help spread betting Joe?

Or any of your friends from getting sucked into this hideous gambling activity?

Updated following the tragic recent death of ‘day trader’ Alex Kearns. This Insight is aimed at helping anyone (like my fictional character Joe, in the story below) to understand the real and horrendous risks of spread betting before it’s too late. Please share with your friends.

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