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06 Nov 2018
Marry me – or pay the tax
Famous examples of this perverse law at play are both positive and negative – as defined by the 20th century Harvard sociologist Robert K Merton (who also, interestingly, defined the Self-Fulfilling and -Defeating Prophesy).
29 Oct 2018
Enter stage right the personal finance robot
It was bound to happen sooner rather than later.
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03 Oct 2018
Thanks Mum & Dad, we love you
For those who do not know London, Camberwell, at the eastern end of Southwark Borough, has for many years been rather forgotten by the gentrification that has been enjoyed by its near neighbours, Brixton and Peckham.
20 Aug 2018
Never look a gift horse in the mouth, the old saying goes
Not that Boris Johnson is a horse, but for those of you who care strongly about the detrimental effect the current Stamp Duty regime is having on the housing market, he is a gift.
08 Aug 2018
Mortgage bungee gives savers succour
What goes down, must eventually come up.
01 Aug 2018
There’s nothing like sensible savings advice
No, this is not the old joke that the Financial Conduct Authority’s recent wisdom is nothing like sensible savings advice. Far from it, actually.
06 Jul 2018
The perennial Millennial dilemma
Any parent will confess to this, I suggest. That is, you find yourself saying things to your children that you hated your parents saying to you. Things like: “Do as I say, not as I do”, “sit up straight” and classically “don’t squander your money, you should think about saving it… for a rainy day.”
08 Jun 2018
Fool Britannia
There’s a World Cup. England are in it and, those not of Celtic heritage, are getting in a tizzy of anticipation and excitement. As we all know, this leads to anti-climax and, what hyperbolically is called, ‘hurt’ after a “heroic” defeat.
06 Jun 2018
Mortgages and mental health – time to act
A quarter of us will experience a mental health issue at some time in our lives.
15 May 2018
Give the young £10,000 and fix society
There is, we are told, a divide; a desperate unfairness in society which if left unrepaired will make the young practically homeless, debt ravaged and “increasingly angry”.
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