November 2009 Muse and Views

November 2009 Muse and Views

Reel in Finance   The clocks have gone back, the heating is being wound up and curtains are being closed as we all prepare to hibernate. But why do we have to forego a third of our year, every year, confining ourselves to the TV set?   Pantomime Season is around the corner (Oh yes [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.13 The Horse Handlers – An Age Old Reason

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.13 The Horse Handlers – An Age Old Reason

Following Gulliver’s crew mutinying , he is  abandoned to arrive at an area of land where, eventually, he meets a horse that speaks Houyhnhnm;  translated to mean the perfection of nature. This horse is the ruler of a race of creatures with human at their base, who were given the name The Yahoos.   Living amongst [...]

Keeping Up the Pressure

Do you squeeze or massage? A review of the mortgage market is to be published today by the FSA.  Expected to tighten up Regulation and telling lenders, amongst other things, that they must carry out in-depth examinations of households' disposable income before granting a mortgage. This point will be primarily aimed at self-employed and business people [...]
October 2009 Muse and Views

October 2009 Muse and Views

Murder in the Dark  "Mama Told Me Not to Come"  sang The Animals, Three Dog Night and later Tom Jones with the Stereophonics.  Ambiguous lyrics run through and a mantra repeats that it was a Mama who had forewarned of potential trouble. The earliest version gives an air of discovering something unknown, the following version [...]

October 2009 News

  Market Update   The Institute for Financial Planning has discovered, from their Poll during Financial Planning Week, that 90% of a 30 - 44 age group did not review their financial plans regularly and 68% overall didn`t make a review. No matter what the poll, or the numbers, the sentiments remain.   The Government`s [...]
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