Undiscovered Upset

I read another story. In this one, I learnt that some States in the U.S. allegedly still use jail as a method for some types of unpaid debts - unpaid medical bills, student loans and (in this case) the Vet bill can all get you handcuffed, and a mugshot taken. The stories from the report, [...]

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, [...]