Advice to Avoid

Why confident people on the stage

might not be best qualified to be your sage

Advice to Avoid from a sage on the stage

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 seen a few confident gurus, standing on a stage, selling their ideas. But have you yet worked out which (if any) of these people … and more importantly, their ideas … are really worth following?

Why are we so obedient to authority?

And how does this affect our financial decisions?

Road to riches

Why are we so obedient to authority?

And how does this affect our financial decisions?

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 . . .

The Nobel name dropping game

depends on which name you drop

Modern portfolio theory

The Nobel name dropping game

depends on which name you drop

Working inside the Financial Services industry for 25 years (and observing it from the outside for another five) I guess I’ve seen most of what goes on there. I know what good (and fair priced) financial products – and financial advisers – look like. And some of those advisers are really good at their job. But…

To buy or not to buy

... that is the question

Anne Hathaway's cottage

To buy or not to buy

... that is the question

To buy – or not to buy (and rent) that is the question! Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous house price growth … … OK, sorry, got carried away there. The truth is that buying a property is one of the biggest financial decisions we will ever…

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