Advice to Avoid

Who should you vote for?

The triumph of evil

Who should you vote for?

Here’s a thought on the coming fight against political extremists. (You’ll find that quote at the entrance to the Holocaust exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum) There can be no doubt that the people want change and are gravitating towards the political extremists who promise it. The question is – do we need their sort…

Self employed solace

Self employed solace

The government (rightly) backed down on this change – after I’d written this article. But I’m leaving it here because I suspect that this change, or something similar, will occur after the next election.

No one cares what you know

Roosevelt. Care

No one cares what you know

No one cares, how much you know, until they know how much you care. What a brilliant insight, from Theodore (Teddy Roosevelt) U.S. president from 1901 to 1909. Quite clearly there are some business leaders who could learn a lesson from this. If you want to motivate people to work with you . . ….

Property investing. Open letter to the FCA

House prices double

Property investing. Open letter to the FCA

Open letter to the Financial Conduct Authority To whom it may concern, In addition to ‘spread betting’ I have been tracking the grossly misleading promotional activity around property investing for several years now. I first wrote about this issue in my book, “Who can you trust about money” which I published in late 2013. But…

Stockmarket levels now

Earthquake

Stockmarket levels now

So, how’s the UK Stockmarket looking now? Is it safe to invest your life’s savings? This is a big question – with many possible ways of answering it – but if you had to choose just one key number for some guidance on whether Stock-markets are over (or under) priced at any given time – what…

Why most advisers don’t want you

And how you can learn to do this yourself

Why advisers don't want you

Why most advisers don’t want you

And how you can learn to do this yourself

If you want great quality financial advice at an affordable price you are going to struggle to find it. And that’s especially true if you’re not very wealthy OR you don’t have a super high income. The reason for this is simple and it’s the same all over the world.

Obedience to authority

Road to riches

Obedience to authority

Perhaps it’s obvious that obedience to authority does not always serve us well. But most people are very obedient – and many will accept instructions to do crazy or even dangerous things. It’s part of our human condition . . .

Can you help (spread betting) Joe?

Or anyone else who's getting sucked into this stuff

Joe and Naomi

Can you help (spread betting) Joe?

Or anyone else who's getting sucked into this stuff

Let me introduce you to Joe He needs your help because he doesn’t understand . . . I’m posting this short story now because the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority have recently announced that they want to do more to help protect people like Joe. That’s good but it’s not so good that they’ve taken so long to…

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