What caught my eye this week.
I continue to live out of boxes after the move – and more pertinently have no Internet as of yet – but I’m still reading and reading and reading when I’m out and about.
Google blew up my ad revenue when it insisted I make Monevator and other sites look good on mobile phones – but for these past few days I’ve been glad of it!
Here are the articles I bookmarked for the links this week. Feel free to add anything Monevator-y that I missed in the comments below.
Have a good weekend!
Our updated guide to help you find the best broker – Monevator
From the archive-ator: They don’t tax free time – 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
‘Universal basic income’: report suggests giving £10,000 to everyone under 55 – Telegraph
Divorcing couples may clash over Bitcoin – BBC
Home ownership among young adults has ‘collapsed’, IFS finds… – Guardian
…though first-time buyer numbers just hit a 10-year high – Guardian
Real estate bubbles worldwide [Yes, London is on the list] – Visual Capitalist
The rising speed of technological adoption – Visual Capitalist
Products and services
A risk too far: Accident victims and compensation [Search result] – FT
Two thirds of investment shops ‘fail to publish full details of charges’ – Telegraph
Auto-enrollment pension contributions set to rise: How to take charge – Telegraph
Just 12 days left to spend your old £10 notes – Guardian
Loyalty counts for nothing with household bills [Search result] – FT
High out-of-contract prices for mobile and broadband can sting – ThisIsMoney
Halifax offering £125 to open a bank account, but better deals around – ThisIsMoney
Pocket money goes digital with apps for children as young as four [Search result] – FT
A new way to approach alternative funds – Morningstar
Comment and opinion
Financial firewalls defend against volatile markets – Portfolio Charts
The new Permanent Portfolio for millennials – A Wealth of Common Sense
Is it fair to blame older people for the housing crisis? – Guardian
Be terrified – The Reformed Broker
A deep (and technical) dive into market gyrations/valuation – Grumpy Economist
How to become an ISA millionaire – Interactive Investor
Hedge fund mediocrity is the best magic trick – Bloomberg
Get rich with… The Process – The Escape Artist
Becoming a lender: What can possible go wrong? – FirevLondon
Unraveling retirement strategies: The constant spending rule – The Retirement Cafe
Should us stockpickers run our winners and cut our losers? – UK Value Investor
Taking the plunge – SexHealthMoneyDeath
London is a different country – Simple Living in Somerset
No new stuff for a year – 3652 Days
Off our beat
DIY solar energy project: Free energy for life! – Mr Money Mustache
Can you save an American mall from extinction? [80s-style game] – Bloomberg
“You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a fuck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice – well, then you’re going to get fucked.”
– The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark Manson
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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”. [↩]