Category: Budgeting

On prices and dinosaurs – watching the History Channel and reliving your youth

On prices and dinosaurs – watching the History Channel and reliving your youth

A university has invited me to address their history department. I think they did so because I am the only fossil – an ex-student – they could find. Initially I thought it would be fun to tell the students about what it was like studying at that institution during the 1970s (the good old days?) but on reflection I realised it is all a bit embarrassing!

The Finance Minister has spoken – extraordinary measures, monies and circumstances

The Finance Minister has spoken – extraordinary measures, monies and circumstances

The passage of time seems to be such a fractured thing right now and it isn’t going to stop being so any time soon. As a country, we are bracing ourselves for the cresting of the Corona wave.

ABCs of budgeting # 1 (and no, ‘Budget’ is not a swear word)

ABCs of budgeting # 1 (and no, ‘Budget’ is not a swear word)

I believe it was President George Bush who said: ‘It clearly is a budget. It has lots of numbers in it.’ You may not like numbers. You may not be good at math. You may go as far as saying that life cannot be reduced to mere numbers. But here you are – reading a blog about budgets.

Debt – coaxing the monster out from under the bed

Debt – coaxing the monster out from under the bed

Financial monsters: As a Financial Advisor, I can sense the palpable fear and desperation when some people come to see me for the first time. It takes courage to come and, like the dentist, I am avoided until the pain of debt and fear of financial ruin become too much.