Category: <span>General</span>

Category: General

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 …

Lifestyle Inflation

I’d never thought of this one, written about several times by Mr Money Moustache. We are all prone to it, encouraged by surround-sound marketing and easy credit. Most of us spend what we earn. We get a pay rise, so we spend a bit more. We have a windfall, which …

Almost one in five UK adults ranks their financial well-being as “poor” or “very poor”…

An interesting article from Perkbox. “The top 10 causes of financial stress Not having enough emergency savings for unexpected costs (56%) Feeling behind financially in comparison to those around me (41%) Feeling that I will be unable to reach future goals, e.g. buying a house (39%) Feeling limited in my …