Losing Control

In true Social Media fashion, I want to share a fascinating article that I came across about someone who sold his fate to investors. A publicly traded person. He decided he was valued at 100,000 shares ($1 apiece), return on profits was made outside of his day job. He sold shares and the reality of his [...]

It’s A Fair Price

How to decide which property to invest in is difficult – many an enthusiast flounders between selling agent, seller, and the clock. According to some selling agents, West is the new South a for a property, and according to others West, North, East or South could be the place to head when looking to bag [...]

Needless Debt

Without needing all the usual British Summer paraphernalia of coats and umbrellas, the warm evenings brought about by a quintessential summer has stretched my thinking time. Amongst my meanderings, I realized that I haven’t met a successful small business owner who hasn’t experienced a failure or had a needless debt. After investing endless hours and [...]

Mix It Up By The Bank Of England

So, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has made the unanimous (all its members came to the same decision) to raise the Bank Base Rate by 0.25 percentage points, to 0.75%. The Inflation Report states ‘Global developments will affect the UK through their impact on external demand... The tightening in global financial conditions [...]

Good Job – Property Development

‘I don’t envy your job on a day like today’ I’d said to the safety-jacketed, steel-booted and hard-hatted workman turning the Stop/Go notice on the hottest day of the year. ‘I don’t envy yours’ he nodded to me sitting in the car. How right he was. Planning had started my day. Not the getting-organized type, [...]

Bloodthirsty Interest Rates

By chance, I witnessed a Stoat chasing a Moorhen at a sun-dried pond. The remarkably skillful hunter with staying-power and the courageous and resilient hunted was edge-of-the-seat viewing. I’ve previously seen this hunter doing the same with a Rabbit - which looked bizarre when the much larger prey fell to its hunter. The endless energy [...]