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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…

Two smarter investment ideas

Two smarter investment ideas

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

Who is the greatest educator of our time?

Who is the greatest educator

Who is the greatest educator of our time?

Okay, so who is the greatest educator of our time?

5 reasons the buy-to-let market has turned

House prices double

5 reasons the buy-to-let market has turned

Buy to let ( BTL) property investing has long been seen by many people as the best way to invest for an income in old age. But is that right now? Let’s see what’s going on.

The amazing similarity between storms and stock markets

The amazing similarity between storms and stock markets

We’ve had some stormy weather around the UK recently. Strong winds, flash floods, thunder, lightning and a hailstorm that set off the alarm on my car. And as ever this reminds me of what thunderstorms can teach us about economies, stock-markets and house prices!