Insights

Would you dance with a ‘lone nut’ ?

Twain. Pause and Reflect.

Would you dance with a ‘lone nut’ ?

If you’re anything like me, you’ll know that being different can be tough some times. It’s so much easier to stick with the majority That’s not to say I go looking for arguments – but I do enjoy solving problems and looking for ways to improve the status quo. And that can ‘disturb’ people a bit…

Why RISK really matters in retirement

Older couple in car

Why RISK really matters in retirement

In this Insight we explore why managing your Investment risk really matters … if you use an invested pension for income in retirement.

A nude way of marketing

Nude way of marketing

A nude way of marketing

Whatever you think of Dr Victoria Bateman’s ideas on Brexit* … I’m guessing that this video will get your attention! *Personally, I don’t have any strong views on the issue. I’m just keen, as I suspect most of us are, for us to get past this ghastly period of uncertainty. And, getting people’s attention (being heard)…

How do house prices look now

UK Home Prices Feb update

How do house prices look now

With UK home prices having fallen (on both the Halifax and Nationwide indices) recently … it’s a good time for a fresh look at price prospects. 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…

US House prices now

USA Home Prices

US House prices now

It’s often said, in the USA, that Janet Yellen didn’t have any appetite for pricking bubbles  – or upsetting pr_cks – before her departure as the head of the US Federal Reserve. And whilst Jerome Powell (the new head of the Fed) seems happy enough to upset Trump (not difficult) … and has been raising interest rates for…

To buy or not to buy

Anne Hathaway's cottage

To buy or not to buy

To buy – or not to buy (and rent) that is the question! Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous house price growth … … OK, sorry, got carried away there. The truth is that buying a property is one of the biggest financial decisions we will ever…