Category: Personal Finances

Returning to normal?

Tomorrow there are changes being made to the lockdown as the UK tries to return to normal life in the wake of the coronavirus having peaked. Personally, I’m generally in favour of steps being taken by government to relax the lockdown but I also favour being cautious in the steps we as a family take.…

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Short term thinking

It is now one month after the recent stock market low point on 19 March. I am still more concerned about health matters than financial matters. Tomorrow I will again be concerned and distracted by our children’s home school. I’m still taking stock of the situation we are in and my financial thinking is concerned…

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Taking stock – and sitting tight

I am now asking myself whether I have been too complacent, or even smug, about my financial position. Was my portfolio as well positioned as I thought it was? I think it was the boxer Mike Tyson who said that everyone has a plan until they are punched in the mouth. I have been punched…

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Sleepless night

I had moved to London to start my first proper job in my early 20’s. At first, I moved into a hostel and shared a room and ate in a communal dining room and watched TV in a communal lounge. It was a more downmarket version of my student hall of residence from an earlier…

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