Acorns – Is it really worth using?

    Although I have long been an advocate of “old school” investment methods I certainly don’t shun technological advancements. For me though, successful investing will always be a mixture of research, the application of accumulated knowledge and keeping a keen eye on history. But that was all about to change recently after discovering the […]

6 tips to prevent identity theft and improve your information security

  Identity theft These days’ identity theft and financial scams seem to have become commonplace. Our online lifestyles have given determined criminals access to just about all of our information. And as much as we are promised watertight information security from service providers, there seems to be a continuous stream of news stories detailing stolen […]

Bear Market – careful what you wish for!

    Bear market – no thanks With share markets across the globe currently breaking records, it doesn’t surprise me that some investors are starting to yearn for a good old ‘correction’, so they can enter the market. Pullbacks, retracements or corrections, whichever you like to call them, a “good old fall” is a normal event […]

Interest rate rise and your investment strategy

  Interest rate rise – it had to happen Well, well, well, it seems the ‘low-interest rate party’ we’ve been enjoying for the past 10 years is now calling for ‘last drinks’ A recent Bank of England interest rate rise, their first in a decade, probably heralds the beginning of the end, for the greatest […]

How to Boost the Average Credit Score

  The Average Credit Score A Credit Score is a number between 0 – 1200, that a credit agency calculates on our behalf and provides to potential lenders. The idea is to display numerically our propensity to repay a loan, so the higher your score, the better your creditworthiness. Therefore your ability to access credit […]

7 Simple (But Important) Things For Protecting Your Personal Information

These days’ financial scams have become commonplace. Our online lifestyles have given determined criminals access to just about all of our information. And as much as we are promised watertight digital security from service providers, there seems to be a continuous stream of news stories detailing stolen personal information. In fact just last week, a […]

Loyalty cards – Are you being shortchanged?

    Loyalty cards have been around a long time. And like everyone else I religiously, swipe my card at the register in the pursuit of “something for nothing”. But recently I was reading about the incredible amount of information retailers collected on our buying habits. Which is directly linked to the many loyalty programs […]