Insights

Can we talk about Christmas?

Is it Christmas

Can we talk about Christmas?

Officially (according to Christian religion) the Christmas season (aka Christmastide or Yuletide) runs for 12 days.

The real problem with banking today

Between debt and the devil

The real problem with banking today

In this Insight, let’s look at the real problem with banking today This should give us some context on those simple but flawed theories that have got us into so much trouble up to now.

How do house prices look now

House price bubble

How do house prices look now

Let’s take a fresh look at UK house prices. For thoughts on USA house prices go to this page Or to see if RENTING really is ‘money down the drain’  see here Here I want to ask if UK home prices are ‘fair’ value NOW and what might change that situation.

The truth about fund charges

The truth about fund charges

The truth about fund charges

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 dark side of index trackers

Flying into a storm

The dark side of index trackers

Some investment “experts” will tell you that there’s no point paying a fund manager to manage your money. You don’t need them to pick the shares, or sectors or countries to invest in, they say, All you need to do is buy the whole world stock market with some index tracking funds. So… are they…

Do you need a motivational partner?

Walk beside me. Albert Camus

Do you need a motivational partner?

Have you heard about the Motivational Interview (MI) ? It’s the big thing in Therapy and Coaching these days. And this, briefly, is what it’s about.