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Bankrupt graduates – W.O.T.

We are  a nation in debt. Jointly and severally. As a country we have lived beyond our means, individually we have spent more than we have earned. The problem is not universal and many individuals have managed their finances well, … Continue reading

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Keeping kids solvent

Vivi Friedgut is quite a woman. Still in her early thirties she has left the world of private banking where she could make easy money advising the super-rich. She has chosen to invest her private capital in educating students and those at … Continue reading

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Chip off the old block?

My son Oliver has a blog and to my surprise has asked me to advertise it here … so here it is    www.tapsport-o.blogspot.com It is a strange place. He doesn’t appear to have any interest in collective DC or annuities … Continue reading

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159 years good – my Mum and Dad

My Mum was 79 last month, my Dad is 80 on Sunday. Dad packed in work this year, my Mum completed the 700 mile South West coastal path – they are beginning to wind down. All too often it takes a … Continue reading

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Martin Lewis and the “real world”

And if you’ve ever heard Martin on the radio then you’ll know that he is a lot cleverer and does a lot more good than many of us would care to admit.

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You don’t make friends with salad

Now we know- I was right, my Mum was wrong and angry organomums at Sainsburys are terrorists. Continue reading

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How to boil a frog- tax changes for pensions

Of course the best way to boil a frog is to put it in cold water and heat the water to boiling point, putting a frog in boiling water will result in the frog jumping out of the pot.
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