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Real financial magic

Real financial magic

Yes, if you like magic then you are seriously going to love this.

What can you change?

What can you change?

What can you change? I just love this advice on the things we can and cannot change.

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.