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The Treasury – the office of pension irresponsibility

The Treasury should be renamed the office of pension irresponsibility. It wants to milk pensions as the “new banks” and is acting as the political wing of the housing market. It talks fiscal prudence while pushing the bribes of March. For … Continue reading

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You can’t buy a sausage with a brick

Abe Bacchus, the guy who taught me to sell life insurance in 1984, used this great phrase when a  prospect objected to creating a “capital reservoir” for the future. Of course a geared investment into bricks and mortar over the … Continue reading

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A broken housing market?

I have to admit to being baffled this morning by reports that house prices are set to increase by 25% (relative to what?), that rents will soar and that social (council) housing  will become scarcer. Apparently we are building less houses … Continue reading

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You can’t buy a sausage with a brick

Time to start saving for your future lads – you can’t buy a sausage with a brick – never could. You certainly can’t fund your retirement from negative equity.

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