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13th December 2017

December Market Commentary

November was a relatively disappointing month for world stock markets, with the majority of the markets we cover in this commentary losing ground in the month: […]
13th December 2017

Feeling festive? Which are the best Christmas markets to head for?

Slade and Wizzard on loop in every high street shop, the arrival of the John Lewis advert and the weather turning decidedly nippy – yes, Christmas […]
20th November 2017

November Market Commentary

What’s the saying? ‘Close, but no cigar’. That’s how it was in October as all but two of the markets we cover rose in the month. […]
20th November 2017

Millennials leading the way in saving for retirement

Recent data suggests that younger generations are on track to save more than their parents and grandparents, despite their earnings on average being considerably lower. Part […]
20th November 2017

Half of Britons expect young to be worse off than parents

A recent survey by the think tank, the Resolution Foundation, has found that almost half (48%) of respondents expected people born between 1981 and 2000, categorised […]
17th November 2017

Dave sleeps rough in Manchester for homeless charity, Booth Centre

  People have asked me why I took part in the Manchester sleep-out in 2017.  Recently I have seen the issue of homelessness in the city […]
9th October 2017

October Market Commentary

Well, we’re still here. Despite the seemingly best efforts of the leaders of the United States and North Korea – the world is still turning. But […]
9th October 2017

The case for inheritance tax – for and against

Jean-Baptiste Colbert, France’s celebrated 17th century finance minister under King Louis XIV, famously said the following: “The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose […]
9th October 2017

How to combine work/life balance, job satisfaction and retirement

Two of the biggest concerns faced by workers when they reach their 50s and 60s are those of achieving job satisfaction and a work/life balance. Recent […]