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Should we increase tax rates?

So, should we increase tax rates? Well I guess your answer might depend on what rate you pay today. And whether you’re one of those hard working middle Britons – and trying to raise a family whilst suffering tax at over 70% on every extra pound you earn! Oh yes, this is what really goes…

IRATE the Book

IRATE the Book

Hey there, so I’ve just started writing this NEW book called ‘IRATE’ And I’m happy to tell you what IRATE means – right now. 

Great advice at an affordable price

Great advice at an affordable price

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.

Why RISK really matters in retirement

Why RISK really matters in retirement

This updated extract about investment risk is from my first book, ‘Who can you trust about money?’ (2013) It also appeared in Investor’s Chronicle in 2014. See here Since that time, a lot of stock markets around the world have climbed to historical highs (on a valuation basis) so it’s right to revisit the issue…

The thing about economists

The thing about economists

Economists have really struggled to be taken seriously since the financial crisis of 2008-09. And that’s worrying because these experts are probably the most important policy-shaping advisers behind our politicians.

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…