Clear Views - on Money and Life (Newsletter)

Insights

Bank queue

How safe is YOUR money in the bank?

So, how safe is your money in the bank? Ten years ago, this week, there were queues of people outside branches of Northern Rock Bank. People who were desperate to get their money out because they feared that the bank was insolvent.

Life lessons from a Lobster

Lobster life

Life lessons from a Lobster

Seriously . . . a lesson in life from a lobster? Well yes, just listen to this wonderful story on responding to stress from Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski

How we cause disasters

Forest Fires

How we cause disasters

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…

Don’t worry be happy

Don't worry be happy

Don’t worry be happy

Don’t worry be happy is a great song. But let’s not confuse it – as some ‘market fanatic’ investment promoters do – with being great investment advice.

So, do you really need a coach?

So, do you really need a coach?

So, do you really need a coach? Well, according to Bill Gates – founder of Microsoft 😉 . . . Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether we’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player. We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve. And Eric…

When will interest rates go up?

Inflation and Interest rates

When will interest rates go up?

When will interest rates go up? This is surely the biggest financial question on everyone’s mind. Whether you’re saving for a deposit on a home or you already have one with a big mortgage attached, or you’re nearing retirement and concerned about annuity rates. You’ll want to have a view about this. A lot of the…