Posts Tagged ‘Learn’

Why financial planning is not common sense

And why that’s a good thing!

Mencken. Clear, simple and wrong. Paul Claireaux

Why financial planning is not common sense

And why that’s a good thing!

A 10 to 20-minute read – depending on your speed. Most of us look for common-sense answers to various questions in life. In this Insight, we’ll explore why that is often a bad idea, particularly when it comes to money. Of course, common-sense answers to simple questions can be helpful. But with complex questions (like…

How much Investment risk is right for you?

Part one (of three): Sorting out the basics.

Swimming naked. Buffett. Paul Claireaux

How much Investment risk is right for you?

Part one (of three): Sorting out the basics.

A 5 to 10-minute read, depending on your speed. This is the first of three Insights to help you consider how much investment risk might be right for you – on each of your financial life goals. These Insights are written to help all investors (new, recent and experienced) because we all need to ensure…

Seven ways to achieve more

Without working yourself into the ground

7 ways to achieve more. Paul Claireaux

Seven ways to achieve more

Without working yourself into the ground

Many of us want to achieve more of our big life goals, but the truth is that most goals are never achieved. And most New Year’s resolutions fail too! So, let’s look at why this is, and explore how you could achieve more of yours.

Change three words you use each day

and transform your life for the better

Change three words to transform your life

Change three words you use each day

and transform your life for the better

During these extraordinary times, it’s easy to feel pressured (by others or ourselves) to do more of those things that we think we ‘should’ be doing. But that way of thinking doesn’t really help us to ‘achieve more’ at the best of times and it certainly won’t help now. So, let’s explore a different (and…

Would you dance with a ‘lone nut’ ?

And encourage others to join a NEW movement

Twain, pause and reflect. Paul Claireaux

Would you dance with a ‘lone nut’ ?

And encourage others to join a NEW movement

If you’re anything like me, you’ll know that being different can be tough sometimes. It’s often easier to stick with the majority. That’s not to say I go looking for arguments, but I like solving problems and finding ways to improve things. And not everyone’s up for the challenges that result!

What is the true cost of a pension?

and why might it be LESS than 'some' experts tell you?

Cappuccino Pension. Paul Claireaux

What is the true cost of a pension?

and why might it be LESS than 'some' experts tell you?

So what is the true cost of a pension? It sounds like a simple question doesn’t it? But it’s seemingly impossible for some financial journalists to get to the bottom of it – as I summarised in this video So, let’s see how the Press and others might, inadvertently, mislead us about pensions, and if this might…

Why most managers take bigger risks with your money, than you’d expect.

The story of Tony Dye

Tony Dye. Bulls and Bears. Paul Claireaux

Why most managers take bigger risks with your money, than you’d expect.

The story of Tony Dye

In this extract from chapter 5 of my book ‘Who misleads you about money?’ I explore the story of Tony Dye to help you understand why most fund and wealth managers will always take bigger risks with your money than you might reasonably expect. Dye was the chief investment officer at Philips and Drew when…

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