Insights

Does your adviser really understand risk?

Mencken. Clear, simple and wrong

Does your adviser really understand risk?

Benoit Mandelbrot had a beautiful mind for risk. A Polish-born, French and American mathematician – he was the guy who discovered the idea of “self-similarity” in nature. You may have heard the term ‘Fractal’ which he coined to describe the beautiful and ‘apparently complex’ shapes in nature. This extraordinary simple concept explains how snowflakes are…

Should we increase tax rates?

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 this is the cover of forthcoming book, ‘IRATE’ and I’m happy to tell you what IRATE means – right now. 

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…

What could you learn about money?

helping you achieve more

What could you learn about money?

What would YOU like to learn  – about managing your money  – for the long term? You’ll need to learn the fundamentals of course – and I can make this FUN – by showing you: How to connect your money – to what matters in your life and How to CUT the cost of saving for…