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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.
22 Mar 2018
All this finger-pointing isn’t helping the first-time buyer
Announcing well-overdue planning reforms in England this week the Prime Minister acknowledged that young people were ‘angry’ about not being able to buy a home and were ‘right’ to be so.
24 Mar 2017
Spring is sprung, now for the new year (!?)
Let’s begin with a quiz question. Why does the financial year run from April to March and not throughout a calendar year, which would seem to be more sensible?
07 Mar 2017
Please Mr Chancellor, ease up on Stamp Duty
In years gone by Budget Day was brightened up by a lively betting market on all sorts of predictions.
03 Mar 2017
Need a rest? Aim for the best.
One of the joys of getting older is that one becomes less excitable about things – instead calm contemplation and determined action are the bedfellows of the ‘experienced’ generation.
18 Nov 2016
Stamp Duty
Pressure on Stamp Duty could be good news for first-time buyers.
20 Oct 2016
Childcare
Parenthood is Mother Nature’s great leap of faith.
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.”
11 Jul 2016
Rent or buy? Buy or rent!?
If you are reading this it is probably because you are either a smug homeowner or a disgruntled renter desperate to buy a property.
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