Articles by Jeff Prestridge

Not a happy bunny when insurers mess up

Monday, 20 May 2019 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

Insurance is a vital part of our financial armoury. It’s our backstop in case something goes wrong in our lives, be it a burglary, car crash or an illness that means time off work.

Why I’m a one-trick pony at parties

Friday, 05 April 2019 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

I spend a lot of time encouraging people – including family and friends – to build wealth and become financially independent; to put money into a pension regularly; and when the opportunity arises, to squirrel a little away...

All credit to Beattie and Maggie for getting millions thinking about investing

Friday, 22 March 2019 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

My interest in personal finance dates back to the 1980s and was sparked by my failed accountancy exams and Margaret Thatcher’s privatisation programme.

Investing: I like to go with the flow

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

"Drip, drip, drip is the term I more readily use to describe my long-standing approach to all things to do with investing," writes Jeff Prestridge

Jeff Prestridge: my sons' baby steps on the first-time buyers’ ladder

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

My middle son – one of three – and his fiancée have a great year ahead of them. Fingers crossed, they will move into their first-home in the coming weeks, a three-bedroom semi-detached house in Hertfordshire.

Dreaming of some financial TLC in 2019

Monday, 17 December 2018 | Article

Christmas is approaching and another New Year beckons. Bring it on. For me, on Christmas day it will be turkey, Christmas crackers and the odd tipple or three with my dearest mother

The magic - and danger - of compounding

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

Compounding is a financial ‘trick’ that the late great Tommy Cooper would have approved of

Jeff Prestridge: squirrel money away by saving and investing

Friday, 19 October 2018 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

Saving for the future is one of the hardest financial disciplines to adhere to. But it is ultimately one of the most rewarding, especially if it gives you financial freedom in later life.

Jeff Prestridge: investing in your children’s future

Monday, 17 September 2018 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

If you have children or grandchildren and want to give them a head start, get investing early on their behalf.

Don’t put up with poor customer service

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

It is rare for me to write the words ‘customer service par excellence’ and ‘financial services’ in the same sentence. They are not natural bedfellows.