Some of you might be wondering about the depth of your exposure to companies on the Russian stock market. Whether you’re worried about the financial impact of being invested in Russian companies or prefer not to from a moral standpoint, I hope this piece will clarify your position. But first, let’s put this in perspective. … Continued
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Welcome back! It’s a New Year, and if you’re planning on making some financial changes, just remember, ‘wealth’ goes well beyond money. There’s: Financial Wealth (Money) Social Wealth (Relationships) Time Wealth (Freedom) Physical Wealth (Health) Mental Wealth (Mind) Shared Wealth (Community) Clearly, it’s important to get your finances under control. But what’s the point of … Continued
We didn’t talk about money much in my family when I was growing up. Like many households, it was kind of a taboo subject. But research from the Money Advice Service, suggests that money habits (both good and bad) can be set as early as age 7. Core money behaviours learned at home subconsciously or … Continued
Summer is a distant memory. The children are back at school or University, and from what I’ve experienced many of you have turned your attention to getting things done. The change in season is a useful trigger for making a personal change, as Katy Milkman explains in her excellent and very readable new book ‘How … Continued
UK inflation rose by 2.5% in the 12 months to June 2021. In the US the new rate is 5.4%. The impact of which I found out recently when I went to the local pub for an eye wateringly high £6 pint! Roll out the media’s widespread inflation analysis, and personal finance articles offering help … Continued
On Sunday I caught up with Rational Reminder, one of my favourite podcasts on sensible investing and financial decision making. At the 18 min 40 sec mark of Episode 142: What is Financial Advice? one of the hosts, Ben Felix, considered a question recently asked of him. It’s a great question! Why would I, a … Continued
That’s my parents on the cover picture. Today my dad turns 98! Yep, you read that right. My dad is 98. Not my grandfather, my dad. He’s in pretty good shape and continues to live an engaged, active and independent life. My mum, although younger, is still a good 86. When my dad was born … Continued
In 1989, I was a teenage skateboarder. When school closed for summer, I’d be outside on my board every day. From sunrise to sunset my friends and I would explore London, visiting the very few skateable locations available to us at that time. It was a brief but hugely enjoyable period of my youth, and … Continued
Most investors can’t see the wood for the trees. And the latest hot topic for over-analysis is the potential for rising economic growth, inflation and interest rates to negatively impact Bonds. You all own Bonds via our portfolios, so it’s not irrelevant news. But it is worth understanding why you own Bonds in the first … Continued
On Wednesday, my son Guy came into my home office after a day of homeschooling. On my screen, I had a meme open about US retail company, GameStop, who’ve dominated the financial news and social media this week. It’s a fascinating story with multiple players, layers and a plot that will likely fill a soon … Continued
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