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04 Aug 2015
Housing crisis
The Chancellor's plan to restrict the tax advantages enjoyed by buy-to-let landlords has led to stringent criticism from the property world.
30 Jul 2015
A Summer of suckers – don’t be fooled
There is going to be a plague of suckers this summer if we’re not careful.
Tags: Hackers
23 Jul 2015
Bureaucracy
The glue that greases the wheels of progress.
09 Jul 2015
A fine day to be “middle class”?
I wish I was still a gambling man. I might have put a few quid on how many times the Chancellor George Osborne used the word ‘family’ during his hour-plus-long Budget speech this week (Wednesday).
02 Jul 2015
Keep calm?
There are interesting things going on in Europe, I hear.
30 Jun 2015
Who’d be an IFA?
“Daddy, when I grow up, I want to be an independent financial adviser….”
26 Jun 2015
Can I get a mortgage in retirement
My late grandmother Jane was a fearsome old bird.
23 Jun 2015
What can we learn from the media?
Fascinating, this week, watching how the quality press has been reporting various behaviours around the immediate aftermath of the pensions liberalisation.
15 Jun 2015
Hate to say we told you so…
So, the Daily Mail has outlined some apparently serious current obstacles to the future of the much-vaunted pensions revolution – all of which seem to involve the financial services industry not wanting to give you back any of that cash it has so carefully invested for you.
11 Jun 2015
Pass the crystal ball.
When my wife’s grandfather decided to retire, he decided to spend some of his savings to stock his not so unsubstantial farmhouse cellar with what he calculated to be enough wine to see him through to quite literally, his wake.
Tags: Mortgage
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