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09 Feb 2017
Old, bold and ready to move or refinance
We all know the boring things about getting older. Bits of you that used to work, now they just ache; the bill for continually replacing lost reading glasses gets longer, and, dammit forgetting that whatsaname in the thingamajig.
Tags: Mortgage
25 Jan 2017
Who are you calling old?
Apparently, 50 is the ‘new’ 40 just as 40 was the ‘new’ 30. So says a generation which seems now to be routinely becoming parents into their 40s, 50 and even, in the case last week of art gallery impresario Dame Julia Peyton-Jones, at the age of 64.
16 Jan 2017
Beating the January blues
The Scots have a word for January so gloriously accurate it could be onomatopoeic: Dreech. It means grey, drizzly, windy and cold - weather conditions not unknown to any native of Scotland – but more recently it has come to mean a state of mind for the post-Christmas blues.
06 Jan 2017
Black dogs and bank accounts
One out of four of us, each year, will experience a mental illness*. Stark fact, isn’t it?
Tags: Savings
25 Nov 2016
Autumn Statement
Hammond provides the keys to £7.2bn.
18 Nov 2016
Stamp Duty
Pressure on Stamp Duty could be good news for first-time buyers.
09 Nov 2016
How to keep death from your bank balance
The old saying has it that there are only two inevitable things in life; death and taxes.
20 Oct 2016
Childcare
Parenthood is Mother Nature’s great leap of faith.
30 Sep 2016
Lending down, but the desire still burns!
The footprint of Brexit seems to be heavy still.
16 Sep 2016
There’s never a time to stop learning
A very famous British sportsman, unfairly famous for being intellectually clumsy, once answered a press conference question thus: “The day I stop learning is the day they are nailing the lid down on top of me.”
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