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

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:-)

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 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…

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…

The amazing similarity between storms and stock markets

And why we cannot control either of them

The amazing similarity between storms and stock markets

And why we cannot control either of them

We’ve had some stormy weather around the UK recently. Strong winds, flash floods, thunder, lightning and a hailstorm that set off the alarm on my car. And as ever this reminds me of what thunderstorms can teach us about economies, stock-markets and house prices!

The truth about fund charges

And how much you might be paying for the management of your money

The truth about fund charges

The truth about fund charges

And how much you might be paying for the management of your money

So, what is the truth about fund charges? How much should you pay (in total) to have someone manage your money? Let’s explore the charging secrets of fund managers and advisers.

The best investment advice

Your best investment ever

The best investment advice

Okay, so what’s the best investment advice you’ll ever get? Simply this. Ignore all specific investment recommendations you read in books, newspapers and online blogs. Regardless of how ‘reputable’ the writer appears to be. Their ‘recommendations’ cannot possibly be tailored to your particular circumstances.

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