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To buy or not to buy

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous house price growth . . .

Anne Hathaway's cottage

To buy or not to buy

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous house price growth . . .

To buy – or not to buy (and rent) that is the question! Buying a property is one of the biggest financial decisions we will ever make. So it’s worth taking a good hard look at the question.

Should you invest in bitcoin?

Or are you a teeny bit late?

Bye bye Bitcoin

Should you invest in bitcoin?

Or are you a teeny bit late?

In early December 2017, a friend of mine asked me if he should invest in bitcoin? So, I wrote this article for him at that time. And a few weeks later he was quite angry at me for this  – because the price then doubled to close in on $20,000 . . . Then, in just 6…

How to overcome fear

without trying to avoid it

Mark Twain on Fear

How to overcome fear

without trying to avoid it

If you google ‘How to overcome fear?’ you’ll find c. 30 million results ! And that’s a lot of stuff to read 😉 But what’s interesting is that there are twice as many ‘Google results’  – yes c.60 million – on the question of ‘How to avoid fear?’ So, when you get fearful about certain matters…

It’s OK to miss the best days

So you can ignore that misleading nonsense

Three kinds of lies, Disraeli

It’s OK to miss the best days

So you can ignore that misleading nonsense

If you’ve not yet heard the ‘missing the best days’ story – and even if you have . . . . . . I think we need to look at it again  – and expose it for the nonsense that it is. Because sooner or later someone is going to try to mislead you with…

Why house prices will probably fall

Unless earnings rise a lot

House price crash

Why house prices will probably fall

Unless earnings rise a lot

I realise that this message (that house prices will probably fall) will not be welcomed by a lot of homeowners – and I’m sorry about that. But this site is about education and, from time to time, the facts about asset prices (houses or shares) don’t make for easy reading. That said, I think younger…

Bubbles, Bubbles everywhere

but not everyone believes they exist

bubbles everywhere

Bubbles, Bubbles everywhere

but not everyone believes they exist

Hey guys, I realise that this article needs updating … … I last updated it in February 2018 and have been updating it since September 2016 … and will update it again soon … … but it’s still highly relevant. I’m also very sorry if this is the first time you’ve seen these warnings because the trouble…

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