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The bohemian investor

Understanding investing and the stock market can be the key to unchaining yourself from conformity.

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Yet another story about a venerable old millionaire who people presumed was poor while he was still alive. In The remarkable life and lessons of the $8 million janitor, the Washington Post tells us: Despite his relatively modest wages, Read left an estate with “stock holdings and property” valued at nearly $8 million One of [...]

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Hearing a few differences of opinion might be confusing in the short-term, but I believe it’s the way to long-term wisdom.

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A very unwelcome wake-up call reinforces The Greybeard’s determination to generate a retirement income from investment trusts.

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Don’t waste money buying expensive gifts

You can give your credit card a break by giving less expensive presents, but there’s a catch – they need to *mean* more…

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Work is deadly. So is living, but for most of us it’s a lot more fun, so get the balance right.

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How to be a capitalist

Capitalism isn’t in crisis — it’s still in the ascendency. Learn how to make money work for you to thrive in this modern reality.

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For my money Hamlet is the character from literature with the best grasp of existential reality. But for the more prosaic day-to-day truth, Mr Micawber has it nailed.

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Confessions of a Rate Tart

A one-off, hard-hitting special in which an old pro shows us how to survive in a low interest world.

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Regrets, I have a few. Happily, despite the heady rise in London property prices since I used my house deposit to start investing, not doing so isn’t one of them!

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10 good reasons to retire early

Most of us are taught as children that work is a healthy, enjoyable thing. And it can be – especially if you’re on the receiving end of someone else’s labour. It’s also undeniable that unemployment has blighted generations, leaving entire communities such the former industrial heartlands of the North and Wales drifting for generations when [...]

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Do you save too much because your in thrall the compound interest? Even Warren Buffett had that problem, but he’s seen the light.

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Want to retire in 10 years? Then get yourself a plan. Like this one.

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How it feels to be mortgage-free

Why paying off your mortgage may be the best decision you ever made.

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The lure of easy money may be strong, but it’s also a mirage. If you want to make a real difference to your life and wealth, try making a difference in the world…

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Some people’s parents teach them how to buy their first shares, or the power of compound interest. My dad taught me that once you’ve got a bit, after that money doesn’t matter so much.

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