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 …

Interesting times!

The Caronavirus is having effects right across the board; the obvious health concerns, FlyBe going under, and people fighting for toilet paper. Predictably the world’s stock markets took a hefty tumble, as shown above for the FTSE 100 (which hit 7600 a few weeks ago). This is where investors are …

How to get poor quickly

I’ve mentioned before the archetypal ‘get rich quick’ scammer, posing next to their hired Lamborghini on Instagram. In this case it was a hired Ferrari, and a bad outfit. £3.5 million taken from mostly young people eager to make money quickly with no effort. It’s easy to be hard on …

Pay yourself first

This is a common theme across the books and podcasts, though some advocate taking it to extremes. Essentially it means that you set a standing order to pay into your stocks and shares ISA as soon as you get paid, or whatever your investment vehicle of choice is. It then …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the first and best known ‘crypto currency’. Essentially these entirely digital currencies use a new technology called blockchain. Every Bitcoin transaction is logged in a global network of computers, which are rewarded for their har work by ‘mining’ Bitcoins. There are now several hundred competing crypto currencies. Anyone …