future perfect

going down

It’s good to see competitive pressure in action once again as Vanguard has announced a reduction in charges for 23 of their funds…

your father’s eyes & your mother’s love of spending

Can your style of managing money really be passed on to your children through your genes in the same way that blue eyes might be? Or is the home environment and the parents’ money skills more influential?

passive investment takes off

The Retail Distribution Review has certainly shaken up the provision of investment advice in the UK. One notable effect has been the increase in the use of passive investment.

Authentic Happiness

Authentic Happiness is scientifically based and, in contrast to many self improvement books, provides a concrete and useful road map to leading a happy and fulfilled life.

Investing Demystified

Investing Demystified has an essential message for investors: however high achieving and capable you may be in your work and life, you do not have ‘an edge’, that is, an ability to out perform the market.

Silver Spoon Kids

We’ve read quite a few books on how to raise financially capable children and this is our favourite.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

This book is about how and why we make the choices that we do. It contains many short thought exercises – it’s amazing to experience for yourself the obvious errors and self deceptions that occur.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

One of the most influential self improvement books ever written. We’d highly recommended it even if you’re sceptical about this type of book.

Smarter Investing

Tim Hale applies a high level of academic rigour in his analysis of why passive investment strategies are best for investors. He uses UK (rather than US) data which is unusual, and welcome, in the finance book world.

Seven Stages of Money Maturity

This is a wonderful book for anyone who wants to develop a greater sense of ease in their ‘money life’.