Author: <span>pwhittle</span>

Author: pwhittle

Fame and Fortune

I’ve been reading these fascinating interviews on the Telegraph website’s Fame and Fortune column (free subscription – bonus!). These articles ask a set of money-related questions to a range of famous-ish people. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/fame-fortune/ There’s a couple of common themes. Almost without fail, they came from financially humble backgrounds (this is …

Ooops…

I like to think that I’m pretty well in control my finances. I have my bills down to pretty much the lowest feasible (currently £8/month mobile, £14 water, £38 fuel, £18 broadband), and don’t have any subscriptions I don’t actively used. It’s therefore with some embarrassment, but complete disclosure, that …

Light at the end of the tunnel?

It was always going to happen. Many company shares have stayed below their pre-Covid level throughout the pandemic. Some finance commentators I follow have claimed that the market has ‘costed in’ the development of a vaccine, however when you look at such things as airlines and event-based companies, this seemed …

To BTL or not to BTL?

Interesting times. I’ve read and listened to many experts on investing, the stock market and property recently, and without fail they have failed to predict what would happen (with the possible exception of the Property Podcast, which thought a boom would be possible). So who do you believe? Ir do …

Whoop part 2!

Yesterday I had my second CII exam (RO2 – Investment principles and risk), and the second of 6 on my way to a Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning. And the first one I’ve had to do wearing a mask… I found it really difficult; much harder than the 5 mocks …

So, what now?

I’m not keen on the current trend for starting sentences with ‘so’, but I’m trying to get with the pragramme. Next I’ll be saying ‘like’ 3 times per sentence. As the title of my blog suggested, I’ve been on a real journey in terms of finance and investing. This is …

The Millionaire Next Door

Thomas J Stanley, William D Danko A fascination book, and high on many lists of finance books I’ve come across. It’s pretty dated, so the figures won’t be accurate any more, but the central message certainly is. Essentially, the authors studied many millionaires, and analysed many attributes. The key take …