How confident are you at managing your own money? Moderately? Very? That’s good, you might think. But here’s the sting: overconfidence in one’s own judgement is the biggest cause of costly mistakes – and it’s all down to something called the Dunning-Kruger effect. Article by Nick Green.
We like to think we are becoming a more equal society, but women continue to face a particular set of challenges when it comes to managing their income and planning for the future. Jo Noon, head of Cockburn Lucas for Women, explains why women need to take a different approach when arranging their finances.
The UK is scheduled to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. The effects on your business could be far-reaching and in many cases are still uncertain. This summary of what we know so far should help you to prepare for the switch. Article by Nick Green.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Zcash, Dash… Suddenly the investing world is full of the new ‘cryptocurrencies’. But what are they really, how do they work, and are they an investment – or just a gamble? IFA Steve Johnson takes up the challenge.
Do you have a GAR? Have you checked, just in case? Do you know what a GAR is? Well, what it could be is a way to double or even triple your retirement income – so if you have one, you need to hang on to it with both hands. Article by Nick Green.
If you want something done properly, should you do it yourself – or hire an expert instead? The truth is, it depends. IFA Steve Johnson is here with some tips on how to choose the right kind of investing for you.
Do you dream of being your own boss? And would it suit you? Would you miss your steady salary and paid holiday, or do you crave more flexible hours? We weigh up the pros and cons of going it alone. Article by Nick Green.
Are you a student hoping to study in the UK? Here's a helpful introduction to life as an undergraduate here - including how to cope financially and enjoy everything the UK has to offer. Article by Nick Green.
A good employee benefits package is no longer just for big companies. Now smaller businesses are getting in on the act with low-cost benefits that are among the most effective for recruitment and retention. Michael Englefield of Drewberry explains.
Your employer may offer you a benefit known as ‘death in service’, which would pay out to your loved ones if you were to die while employed there. But how does this differ from ordinary life insurance – and is it a substitute?