You need a thick skin to be an investor

Stocks and shares graph

While bartering for a cut-price telly or a holiday at a budget price can leave you satisfied for months or years after your negotiation, bargain hunting for shares is fraught with danger for investors.


Throw loyalty out the window

Bank card being cut with scissors

So… I have a confession to make. I’ve used the same bank since I opened my first account when I was nine – for no better reason than because my parents’ had an account with it at the time.


State pension shake-up: the not-so-golden years?

A gold egg in the grass

Today, the government announced the state pension will be simplified, with retirees from 2017 receiving a flat rate of up to £144 in today’s money. Do you think these proposals could affect your retirement plans?