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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.

Confused about your pension? You're not the only one...

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 | Blog | By Ben Stanway

The pensions industry has been confusing customers for decades.

Have FAANGs got their bite back? Why US growth stocks such as Apple and Google are recovering from last year's dip

Thursday, 02 May 2019 | Blog | By Alex Neilson

For a decade, a select group of US growth stocks, known as collectively as the FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google), were at the vanguard of global bull market.

Revealed: the hidden asset that gives companies a competitive advantage - and how to invest in it

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

One of the reasons why Brits are obsessed with buy-to-let investing is because a house or a flat is tangible: we can see it, we can feel it

Here’s a way you can save the earth without gluing yourself to the London Stock Exchange

Friday, 26 April 2019 | Blog | By Edmund Greaves

The Extinction Rebellion has captured headlines in recent weeks with some notable but questionable protest activities.

Maths, the only subject that counts

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 | Blog | By Jasmine Birtles

Just because I write about money, and turn up on TV and radio talking about the stuff, people assume that I’m a maths genius. But I’m not a natural mathematician by any means.

How the UK stock market doubled in value…without even moving

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

Albert Einstein once said: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it… he who doesn’t pays it.”

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...

Don't put all your eggs in one basket - keep some space for peer-to-peer

Thursday, 04 April 2019 | Blog | By Iain Niblock

As with any sort of investment, you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket.

Two common pitfalls of taking money from your pension fund

Friday, 29 March 2019 | Blog | By Ray Black

Pension freedoms now enable you to access the money you’ve saved in a pension from age 55 and you don’t have to use the money to buy an annuity.