A problem we have as humans is our tendency to compare upwards. Especially with the advent of social media, it is all too easy to compare our situation with someone who is better off than us. Unfortunately, you cannot avoid the fact that there will always be someone who is better off than you. But, … Continue reading Are You Richer Than You Think? →
Investing turns you from a mere consumer to an owner. When you invest in the stock market you are investing in a collection of great businesses, which provide products and services to real people. Ones you and I interact with everyday. By investing in the stock market you are investing in our way of life. … Continue reading Owner > Consumer →
“It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions.” Steve Jobs In 1945 Picasso created The Bull, a series of 11 lithographs showing The Bull in various levels of abstraction. Picasso’s goal was to simplify The Bull down to its essence, … Continue reading Picasso’s Bull →
“Are you looking to build wealth?” “Do you want to secure your financial future?” “How about free money every month?!” If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions… YOU NEED A PENSION! Pensions are in somewhat of a marketing crisis. They are more important than ever, but chronically misunderstood. ‘Pensions’ are seen by … Continue reading The Wealth Creation Machine →
The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again. Homer, The Iliad Personal finance is much more than numbers and equations (if only it was … Continue reading Memento Mori: Carpe Diem’s Older Brother →
One of the most profitable industries in the UK thrives on chronic under-performance. In this post I dive headfirst into the ongoing war within the investment industry, Alpha vs Beta. Active vs Passive. Complexity vs Simplicity. Good vs Evil… Before we get stuck in, here’s a quick overview of the key terms: Alpha and Beta … Continue reading The Death of Alpha →
I cannot stress enough the importance of the message delivered in Paul Armson’s book, ‘Enough? How much do you need for the rest of your life?’. It may change your life! I highly recommend reading the book, it is a short read that really packs a punch. The below is my summary which highlights the … Continue reading The most important finance book I’ve read. →
The below started out as a blog post to explain the name ‘Mantaro Money’. The graphics I made for the post reminded me of a children’s book, so I developed the concept. I hope you enjoy this style of storytelling, it was enjoyable to make and conveys the message as simply as possible. The story … Continue reading The Mantaro Way: A Short Story →
The purpose of this post is to try and distil complexity into a simple, digestible format. If done correctly a picture can say a thousand words, so please let me know if I managed to achieve this. If you like my content please subscribe and follow me on Twitter and Instagram for similar posts. I … Continue reading What is a fund? →
Building wealth involves good habits being performed consistently over time. We as humans are flawed, emotionally-driven creatures – which is great for some things and terrible for others. Unfortunately good habits can easily be derailed by our emotional state. When we are in the right frame of mind it is easier for us to perform … Continue reading Automation is king 🤖👑 →
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