What caught my eye this week.
Apologies to the
many thousands dozens of readers who checked in during the week and found no new Monevator posts – for the second time in a month!
Pretty shocking, considering it’s probably only the third or fourth time this has happened in the past five years.
Away from the site I’ve got quite a lot going on at the moment – and their different ways all the other core Monevator contributors have had busy summers, too.
Hopefully we’ll get back into the swing of things in a few weeks. Until then, you’ll find another monster list of links below.
(One thing I never stop doing is reading!)
From the archive-ator #1: Reasons to buy a house instead of renting – Monevator
From the archive-ator #2: Reasons to rent a house instead of buying – Monevator
Note: Some links are Google search results – in PC/desktop view these enable you to click through to read the piece without being a paid subscriber.1
Pound jumps as BOE hints at interest rate rise – BBC
Implications of a rate rise for savers and borrowers – Guardian
‘Huge variations’ in company pension default funds [Search result] – FT
The Big Read: Digital Coin Mania [Podcast] – FT
How house price affordability has changed across the UK since 2007 – ThisIsMoney
400,000 in the UK had data ‘potentially’ stolen in last week’s Equifax hack – Telegraph
Bitcoin crashes again after China moves to halt exchange – Bloomberg
Global asset managers really hate the UK at the moment [My ears prick up!] – Fat Pitch
Products and services
Charter Bank’s Best Buy 18-month savings bond pays 1.88% – ThisIsMoney
Monzo? It might just be the future of banking – Guardian
Is your bank’s ‘exclusive’ credit card actually any good? – ThisIsMoney
Atom Bank has already cut its Best Buy savings rates. Where now? – Telegraph
What’s the cheapest way to buy an iPhone 8? – Guardian
First Direct slashes mortgage fees but hikes rates – ThisIsMoney
Bitcoin investment trust premium is TWICE net asset value – Telegraph
Comment and opinion
My stock picking friend is beating me – The Big Picture
The fishy pension graph – The Value Perspective
How Warren Buffett broke American capitalism [Search result] – FT
There is no perfect retirement spending strategy – Oblivious Investor
A dozen lessons about investing and money from Dan Ariely – 25iq
What gets measured gets managed [Free spreadsheet] – The Escape Artist
The unreliability of long-run stock market returns – Evergreen Small Business
Going, going… – Sex Health Money Death
Know thy investing self (and sell all your gold if you must) – Of Dollars and Data
Even long dead Ben Graham engaged in indexing arguments – Alpha Architect
Bag a premium income from the insurance majors [PDF] – John Kingham
How an Austrian economist explains the tulip bubble [Podcast] – Bloomberg
Familiar hard versus unfamiliar hard – Bason Asset Management
Off our beat
Lower-status men don’t ask for raises, either – Mel Magazine
10 depressing thoughts (and links) on data breaches – Abnormal Returns
How to poop on a first date – Mel Magazine
“The best advice I can give you is to ask yourself what do you want, and then ask “what is true” – and then ask “what should be done about it?” I believe if you do this you will move much faster towards what you want out of life than if you don’t.”
– Ray Dalio, Principles [Out on 17th September]
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- Note some articles can only be accessed through the search results if you’re using PC/desktop view (from mobile/tablet view they bring up the firewall/subscription page). To circumvent, switch your mobile browser to use the desktop view. On Chrome for Android: press the menu button followed by “Request Desktop Site”. [↩]