Advice to Avoid

How to test your investment adviser

Before it's too late

Mencken. Clear, simple and wrong

How to test your investment adviser

Before it's too late

Here’s a quick, two part question to test your investment adviser about your expected investment returns. I’ve been writing about this issue for some time now but it can take time to ‘get through’ with important messages. So, if you think that this is important and useful guidance – please help me share. (It’s really not easy…

Can you rely on the newspapers?

For guidance on planning your money?

Can you rely on the newspapers?

For guidance on planning your money?

Watch that video (above) to learn why you can’t rely on the newspapers for guidance about money Of course, it’s not just the newspapers who will mislead you around money

Is your mood being manipulated?

To get you spending ALL your money today?

Jenny Shoo

Is your mood being manipulated?

To get you spending ALL your money today?

In this extract from Chapter 1 of my book, ‘Who misleads YOU about money?’ we’ll learn how we’re tricked into spending all our money today. This matters because the result is our failure to save for our big, long term financial life goals – for ourselves and our loved ones.

How not to choose a coach

And how to choose the right one

No one cares what you know

How not to choose a coach

And how to choose the right one

Hey there, I guess we all use advisers or coaches for help – from time to time – in different areas of our lives. But how do you choose a good one?

Dumb and DALBAR

Beware the reports that don't add up

Getting IRATE

Dumb and DALBAR

Beware the reports that don't add up

This site is about bringing you the best ‘Insights’  – to make better decisions about your money. So, I spend a lot of time exposing the lies that you’ll find elsewhere. And sadly, there are a lot of people who mislead you about money . . . In this Insight, I’ll expose the problems with…

How safe are your bonds now?

With interest rates on the floor

Safe

How safe are your bonds now?

With interest rates on the floor

Many advisers will tell you that ‘bonds’ are the ‘safer’ part of your investment portfolio. “Your bonds will protect your funds if the riskier part (your shares) crash in value” is what they say. But that’s only right some of the time. Read on to find out how safe bonds are now – with interest…

This is the last thing you need

to map out your financial life plan

Financial products are the last thing you need

This is the last thing you need

to map out your financial life plan

The video (above) will tell you why, in a nutshell, financial products are the last thing you need – to plan YOUR financial life. And here, we’ll explore what you need to put first.

How we cause disasters

By trying to avoid them all the time

Forest Fires

How we cause disasters

By trying to avoid them all the time

We’ve had some powerful reminders this week that big ‘natural’ disasters are completely beyond our control. Both Hurricane Irma and the (less well covered) Earthquake in Mexico prove just how powerless we are as natural disasters unfold. At best we can prepare to pick up the pieces after the disaster has passed. There are however other…

Two smarter investment ideas

And one big trap you’ll fall into - if you're not careful

Two smarter investment ideas

And one big trap you’ll fall into - if you're not careful

If you’re looking for some smarter investment ideas you’re in the right place.

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