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 [...]

Buying Time

Today I’m a day older than I was yesterday and this month marks the bridge between two significant anniversaries for me this year: twenty-five years of self-employment and fifteen years since developing into Step-Up Finance. But there’s a problem with marking birth days – at a certain point in life, they become striking reminders of [...]

Open The Door And Close The Sale

Here’s the thing; the chances are when asked ‘So, what are you doing this weekend?’ you’ll answer from one of three – 1. Working (at home or at work) 2. Nothing much, or 3. Shopping.  And here’s the thing - I wrote a blog after reading the excellent Shutting Up Shop: The Decline of the Traditional Small [...]