Monthly Archives: January 2011

Hotel stupid


The Hotel itself is clearly designed by bar-code or the information of people’s behjaviour that gan be gleaned from your Tesco card. Continue reading

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Sian Massey is welcome at the Huish


In a thoughtful article in this morning’s NOTW, Gary Lineker talks of the added pressure on Sian Massey as a league referee. He’s right, sheltered by the crowd, many fans will think it funny to make her life uncomfortable. I … Continue reading

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The vision of Pension Plowman


The pen is mightier than the sword and a lot less dangerous! Continue reading

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Value add – wine and target dated funds


Thanks to the boys and girls at ABCD it was fun but it left me a little frustrated.

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DC- where it all went wrong for the fund managers


No- not a 10.000 word dissertation – this is a quick romp through the past ten years of DC provision in the UK which concludes with a few words on where we are today.

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Keys and Gray have done women’s football a favour


Humour is the only weapon to deal with this loathsome nonsense and I am thoroughly enjoying their embarassment

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How do 540 pension people look on one page?


We are all fascinated by our looks but how do our looks compare?

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The Pension Play Pen


The Play Pen is a linkedin group with 800 members (as at January 2011). We opened the group in December 2009 and it’s managed by myself ,Kim Gubler and a number of sub-group managers. Continue reading

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Advice where advice is needed


I’ve been reading Aegon’s latest report into Incentives for Saving and the consumer research that backs it up. It makes pretty dismal reading.

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Con climbs up Pigsah


And he went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho.”. Deuteronomy 34:1

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