We have come across a fantastic App that enables you to examine your responses to certain situations. BEAM is the product of years of research and based on Nobel prize-winning theories around behaviours and their impact on your money decisions. Through a series of short, simple, but engaging games, BEAM enables you to explore, measure
Ahead of this week’s Budget, delivered by the newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right Honourable Rishi Sunak, there was widespread anticipation as to what the contents of his Budget would be. It was expected that he would announce significant increases in public spending and investment in line with the pledges made by the
Rishi Sunak will unveil both his and Boris Johnson’s first Budget on Wednesday, 11th March. Sunak was unexpectedly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer on 13th February 2020, following the sudden resignation of Savid Javid, the previous short-lived incumbent. Sunak was previously Chief Secretary to the Treasury and has had less than a month to prepare
The past few weeks have seen heightened market volatility, culminating in a large-scale global correction to equity markets on Monday, 9th March 2020. The falls are amongst the highest seen since the financial crash of 2008, with fear and panic gripping traders, fund managers and investors across the world. The immediate cause of this sell-off
The dominant news story of 2020 so far has to be the outbreak of coronavirus. First reported on 31st December 2019 in Wuhan, China, it was subsequently declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 30th January 2020. On 11th February the WHO announced the official name for
Last year, abbreviating 2019 to 19 was something that most of us took for granted. But shortening 2020 to 20 could put us at major risk of fraud. A recent Facebook post by the East Millinocket Police Department in the United States said, ‘When signing and dating legal documents, do not use 20 as
After almost 4 years of negotiations, the UK has formally turned its back on the European Union (EU) and almost half a decade of membership in the world’s largest single market. However, the Jan 31st deadline arrived with more of a fizzle than a bang. Although the UK has officially left the EU, there is
Valentine’s Day is all about romance. Or, if you are more cynical, the commerce of romance. Buying flowers that are double the price they were last week, presents to show just how much you love someone – and the more you spend the more you love them. Apparently! Romance and attraction can only take you so
The popularity of electric cars continues to grow. From pioneering new brands like Tesla through to established manufacturers such as Mercedes, BMW, Porsche and Audi, the development of electric cars continues at a rapid pace. Consumer demand is also growing quickly, with 3,147 cars registered in August 2019, compared to only 659 the year before.
Finding a suitable investment for a child’s inheritance can be a daunting task for parents. Firstly, there is often an emotional attachment to the money because of the way it was generated. Secondly, there is often a reluctance to take investment risk because any loss is considered to be a waste of the inheritance and
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