So You Think You Can Time The Markets…?

So You Think You Can Time The Markets?

While having a wander around the web, I found a really neat interactive game. It lets you try your hand at choosing when to buy and sell stocks over a ten year period based on news headlines which flash up underneath the graph and compares your performance to that of…

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Millennials And Impact Investing

Millennials And Impact Investing

While there is a long tradition of the wealthy giving their money away to make life better for the less fortunate – perhaps most famously Bill Gates, who has given away an estimated $28billion to his foundation which is dedicated to improving education and helping people to lift themselves out…

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Are You An Impulsive Buyer?

Are You An Impulsive Buyer?

We’ve all been there. As an impulsive buyer, you’ve been browsing online for a present for a friend and you just can’t resist that gorgeous dress for yourself. Or you’re doing the supermarket shop and that bottle of expensive red wine you love finds its way into your trolley. Supermarkets,…

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Money Management Tips For Your Children

Money Management Tips For Your Children

Who taught you about money management? School, your parents, no-one at all? The latter seems to be the case for most of my generation, with the majority muddling along working it out for themselves and trying to get to grips with budgeting, saving and understanding how interest works as they…

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are you rich enough

Are You Rich Enough?

Do you consider yourself to be rich? Most of you would answer no to that question. You probably live in a fairly average house, drive a pretty normal car and have to save up for holidays, luxuries and your child’s university education. Your life is a world away from the…

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know your customer

Know Your Customer: Why We Ask All The Questions We Do

I know that it can be frustrating for consumers to be constantly bombarded with questions and requests for proof of address documents and ID by everyone from utility companies, banks, insurers and, yes, your financial adviser. And while I know that it can seem superfluous, I’ve written this post to…

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climate change affects insurance premium

Climate Change Affects Insurance Premiums

Aside from a few hard-core climate deniers, most of us have woken up in recent years to the fact that we are irreparably damaging our planet and need to do something about it fast. Evidence of climate change is all around us, especially here in Asia. Back in 2014 the…

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money laundering global issue

Money Laundering: A Massive Global Problem

Would you care to take a guess at the amount of money that is laundered globally per year? Of course, it’s a difficult figure to calculate, given that we are talking about illegal activity, but according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) it’s somewhere between $800bn…

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