Alternative ways to celebrate

Each year we celebrate Christmas and each year the novelty of the event probably grows fainter. It can sometimes feel like the whole holiday experience has become rather repetitive. If you feel like you’re stuck in a bit of a Christmas rut, don’t despair! We’ve got you covered with some ways you can do Christmas…

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The link between human behaviour and investing

Financial planning… Isn’t that based on cold, hard facts and scientific reasoning? Surely feelings and emotions don’t have much to do with investing? We think they do. And here’s why. A little thing called human behaviour gets involved, you see. Only it’s not so little. Human beings are highly complex systems, motivated by many different…

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Scams and schemers – fraud awareness

During this pandemic, there has been a rise in the number of scams. Scammers are preying on vulnerable and worried members of the public in multiple ways, with even recent stories of scammers contacting people claiming to be from the NHS Track and Trace and trying to get details and payment for test kits. Fraudsters…

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Focus on the escalator not the yo-yo

We came across this exchange on Twitter recently: “The stock market is like someone playing with a yo-yo whilst riding the up escalator. The secret is to focus on the escalator and not the yo-yo!” “Of course, you need to know which escalator you’re on. Otherwise, both are pointless.” Think of the escalator as the…

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