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How safe is YOUR money in the bank?

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…

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…

Go one step beyond the efficient frontier

One step beyond

Go one step beyond the efficient frontier

If your adviser uses the term efficient frontier when talking to you about your investments – you need to read this.

Two smarter investment ideas

Two smarter investment ideas

If you’re looking for some smarter investment ideas you’re in the right place.