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Behavioural biases: Confirmation bias - I know best when it comes to investing

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 | Blog | By James Norton

Imagine you turn up for work and you’re feeling a bit sensitive. For no particular reason you believe all your colleagues are performing better than you. You fear you may not be selected for the next important project.

Why it's important to have a credit history

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | Blog | By Francesca Bloor

You’ve probably heard about credit scores, credit ratings and credit checks on the TV and online, but do you feel confident about what they are, and why they’re important?

Save on your handset: Get a refurbished phone and ditch your pricey contract

Friday, 27 July 2018 | Blog | By Francesca Bloor

If, like me, you aren’t enticed by the latest smart phone and its flash new features, perhaps you should consider purchasing a refurbished handset and a Sim-only contract to save money.

Behavioural biases: Will what happened to my investments yesterday happen again today?

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | Blog | By James Norton

Assume you are driving in a foreign country for the first time. On your drive you pass an equal number of red and blue cars, but most of the blue cars are seen towards the end of the journey.

Laptops are expensive: consider upgrading rather than replacing

Friday, 20 July 2018 | Blog | By Mark Stammers

Your home laptop probably cost you a fair bit when you bought it.

Behavioural biases: When investment losses loom larger than gains

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | Blog | By James Norton

Fact ­­­— we hate losing money. That may be stating the obvious, but evidence suggests that we dislike losing money more than we should.

Don’t let wealth worries ruin your retirement

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

Do I have sufficient financial assets to last a lifetime? Hand on heart, I do not know – and I imagine I am not alone in my financial ignorance.

Switch energy supplier and save

Friday, 13 July 2018 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

This month heralds the start of the school summer holidays, which sees parents and grandparents across the UK hoping the sun will make an appearance or perhaps looking forward to jetting off to more exotic climes instead.

Take the sting out of summer holiday childcare

Friday, 13 July 2018 | Blog | By Rachel Lacey

For working parents, the approaching long summer holiday can be a total nightmare with few families able to take the entire six weeks off.

Five ways to work your money brain

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | Blog | By Sarah Coles

It’s results day for many 10- and 11-year-olds who will be anxiously awaiting the scores from their Key Stage 2 SATs, which they completed in May.