If a country’s financial persona could be summed up succinctly, the UK’s would most certainly be defined by our obsession with property, home ownership and mortgages.
Optimists in a world of pessimism
'The great financial planners are students of history. They take the countless lessons from the past and use them to contextualise the here and now, in order to help people make better long-term decisions for them and their families.'
The Underrated Power of Persistence
'It's important to remember that behind every overnight success story, is a long-fought struggle in the weeds.'
Money and Planning – what is it all for?
'Investing without a set of goals to work towards, devoid of principles upon which your investment planning is based, is like sailing in a storm without a compass. Soon enough, you'll want to abandon ship.'
From Savannah to Stock Market
The real risk to your long-term wealth creation and preservation is not stock market volatility, it is the rising cost of living.
The Futility of ‘Market Timing’
A gentle reminder about the futility of 'market timing'.
The Cognitive Bias Alphabet
Cognitive biases are all around us. They shape the way every human being perceives the world. Here's one to be aware of for each letter of the alphabet.
I'm approaching the end of my third week in social isolation / lockdown as I type this. Things don't really feel as if they've changed too much, apart from the obvious lack of freedom to leave the front door as and when I choose. Then again, I wonder how much I really made the most... Continue Reading →
The Weight of Pressure
There are a lot of ways in which people feel pressure. When you're a child, you feel pressure to make friends and fit in at school. You feel pressure to impress your friends and teachers. You even feel pressure to impress your parents, mostly through fitting in and doing well at school! As you grow... Continue Reading →