2022 has thus far been a year of bad news and previously unimaginable events! For those folks reading this in the future, I’m sure 2022 will have been a pivotal year that everybody points to for years to come – please correct me if I’m wrong!! You would be forgiven, if you keep up with … Continue reading Explained: The Benefits of Inflation! →
Have you ever wondered how your hard earned cash is actually taxed? Well, wonder no more!!! In this post I lay out how UK income tax works and what it means to you. Myth Buster 101 In a recent poll on my Instagram page, 30% of the respondents believed a higher rate tax payer only … Continue reading Explained: How UK Income Tax Works →
If you’ve followed me for any amount of time or spoken to me about investing, I have most likely pulled out this line: A globally diversified basket of equities Me (about every 5 minutes) But for those just starting out on their investment journey, I am aware it could lead to a WTF?! moment… ‘if … Continue reading “A Globally Diversified Basket of Equities”… WTF does that even mean?! →
I made it. 30 laps around the sun! My twenties were a full of highs and lows. Great experiences and friendships. Love and failure. Nights of excess and periods of reflection. Here is a list of thoughts on life and investing in no particular order from me at the big 3-0.
I’ve been attempting to write this blog post for some time, however I have never been happy with the result. What I’ve come to realise is that Nick Murray’s words speak for themselves. Trying to comment on, review or explain his message just muddies the water. Nick is a talented writer. His ideas are well … Continue reading Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth: An Ode to Equities →
“Real returns are found on the other side of volatility” In the investing world volatility is used as a primary measure of risk. However, once you understand volatility, you’ll realise the real risk is not investing. Volatility makes for an excellent headline, but it is not a real risk over the long term – in … Continue reading Volatility vs Risk →
Here are the investing commandments I try to live by. The first one came to me in a dream 😄 I woke up at 5:30am and wrote the rest down straight away. Almost as if I was a vessel for a higher power! I am now on the lookout for a burning bush… Speculating is … Continue reading 11 Investing Commandments →
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 →
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