Advice to Avoid

10 money matters to master

If you want to have more control

GP Doctor

10 money matters to master

If you want to have more control

This is my second Insight on how to approach your financial planning. Here, in this quite chunky post – I’ve outlined ALL 10 of the big financial ‘areas’ of your life – that you may need to address. You might want to check which of these need your immediate attention.

Don’t worry be happy

How's that for investment advice!

Don't worry be happy

Don’t worry be happy

How's that for investment advice!

“Don’t worry be happy” is a cheery little song. But for goodness sake, let’s not confuse it – as some ‘market fanatic’ investment promoters do – with being great investment advice. That, it is not.

Beware Goal Obsession

It can literally kill you

Aircraft into storm

Beware Goal Obsession

It can literally kill you

If you’re travelling anywhere by airplane in the near future, you might be pleased to know that Aviation pilots are trained to avoid ‘goal obsession’ Here’s why you need to avoid it too – and why you need to be extra ‘wary’ of those around you who don’t.

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…

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.

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…

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