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Does your adviser really understand risk?

Mencken. Clear, Simple & Wrong. Paul Claireaux

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…

How to be less busy

Busy Bees

How to be less busy

Who wants to be – a less busy bee? Lots of us do, so let’s explore how to achieve more of what matters to us – without getting frazzled on the way?

12 reasons to offer Financial Education

12 reasons for financial education

12 reasons to offer Financial Education

Creating (or helping others to create) an engaging financial education programme delivers enormous value to any financial services business. It’s a great way to contribute to making the world a better place too. If you offer financial advice or products or both or you provide Marketing, Website Design, Videography or Speaker training services to this…

Financial Secrets for thirty somethings

Financial Secrets for thirty somethings

Financial Secrets for thirty somethings

A while back (January 2018) a young lady, Niamh, posted a question about financial planning on LinkedIn, and it went viral! Yes, incredibly, within just a few days her post attracted many thousands of likes and over 1,000 comments! Which is really odd when you think about it because most people would say that personal…

How much Investment risk is right for you?

Four Factors to decide on risk

How much Investment risk is right for you?

Whether you’re an existing investor or just starting out, you might be confused by all the ‘mumbo jumbo’ jargon about investment risk. Well, don’t worry, most people, including some advisers, are confused about this stuff too, and for good reason, as you’ll find out here.

It’s OK to miss the best days

Lies, damned lies and Statistics. Disraeli. lies. Paul Claireaux

It’s OK to miss the best days

If you follow the money pages of any newspaper, you cannot have missed the ‘missing the best days’ story. But what they won’t tell you is that this story is … well… complete and utter nonsense. So, let’s expose it for the grossly misleading rubbish that it is – before you base any of your investment decisions…