Are Premium Bonds worth investing in?

Premium Bonds are a thoroughly bizarre savings product: one I’d paradoxically call a “safe gamble”. But are they worth investing in?

A beginner’s guide to Bitcoin security

With Bitcoin you have complete responsibility for your security – which is its beauty, but daunting too. Here’s how to get started.

What really happens if you miss the best days in the market?

You’ve probably heard the investing maxim that if you miss just a few of the best days in the stock market over a decade or more, your returns will be drastically affected. This turns out not to be the whole story…

The best thing to invest in

What’s better – shares, property, private lending, angel investment, something else? There is a right answer, but it’s not based on percentage return…

Yes, you should try to time the market

Market timing usually goes badly wrong, and investors are rightly cautioned against it. But there are important exceptions…

Why renting a home is better than owning it

Throwing money away? Need to get on the housing ladder? The “forever home”? All nonsense – read on to find out why renting get an unfairly hard time.

Book notes: “Am I Being Too Subtle?” by Sam Zell

Sam Zell is a multi-billionaire who built up the largest commercial real estate holding in the US, was responsible for turning Real Estate Investment Trusts into a mainstream asset class, and has invested in countless major public companies. These are my notes from his book, “Am I Being Too Subtle?”

Pay yourself first

The concept of “paying yourself first” was, for me, the most powerful concept in the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. It’s so powerful I’ve applied the principle to many non-financial areas of my life too, and seen huge benefits.

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