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October 20th, 2021

#78 — "First Principles..."

It has been quite a while since my last article.  As I explained in that piece, I quit my day job back in May to go full-time on all things Plain English Finance.  Since then, I’ve had my hands reasonably full working on several key initiatives for the business, the d...

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July 22nd, 2021

#77 — Big News. Big Plans...

So... I quit my day job... If you have followed our content for any length of time or taken account of my biography in “How to Own the World” or on Amazon, you may be aware that I have had a “day job” for most of the last six and a half y...

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June 22nd, 2021

#76 — How "ESG" are we?

Many readers will be aware that one of the biggest investment themes in the last few months and years has been something called “ESG”. In Europe alone, ESG funds attracted not far off half of all new investment flows in 2020 – a total of €223 billion! ESG stands for “Environmental, Social and Governance...

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May 18th, 2021

#75 — One Powerful Way To Improve Your Finances...

6 Free Issues of MoneyWeek? It is a beautiful sunny, blue-sky morning in South West London (for the first time in far too long it feels like). I wanted to share an offer today which I hope might be of interest to many of our readers. Lots of people who have ...

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March 30th, 2021

#74 — Three men on a mission...

Our webinar with two Professors... I'm writing today to share a webinar I did a few weeks ago for our "How to Own the World Community" To watch the webinar use this link and the passcode: 4Y28bsi% If you've been reading these articles for a while, you ...

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March 30th, 2021

#74 — Another year, another ISA deadline not to care about!

Dusting down my old ISA article... As many of you will be aware from the annual advertising bombardment that surrounds the ISA year end – you have until midnight next Monday the 5th of April to ensure that you use (or lose) this year’s ISA allowance. Given this reality, in the ...

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March 16th, 2021

#73 — Record low interest rates, record high stock markets..

What can you do? It is pretty clear that one of the biggest challenges facing people at the moment is the toxic and rather scary combination of interest rates at record lows and stock markets near record highs. This is a real conundrum for investors – and that is putting it mi...

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March 4th, 2021

#72 — "It's hip to be square"

Today is world book day There is a joke that is reasonably popular in places like silicon valley (for pretty obvious reasons) which goes something like this: Question: "What does the high school quarterback call the high school nerd a few years after high school? Answer: "Boss!" ...

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March 2nd, 2021

#71 — "Not your bl**dy book again, Andy!"

"How to Own the World" 99p for the whole of this month (Kindle) - Buy Now I think it is probably quite likely that the majority of people who read my articles have read my first book "How to Own the World" by now. It is ...

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January 20th, 2021

#70 — "It does what it says on the tin..."

Our new Fund Overview Document Today I am delighted to be able to share our brand new and significantly upgraded "Fund Overview" document. If you own our fund (the VT PEF Global Multi-Asset Fund), I would hope that you will find this particularly interesting and a restatement and ...

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