Personal Finance

The hidden cost of financial illiteracy

There are many shocking statistics that highlight the seriousness of the financial illiteracy crisis in the UK. Recent reports produced about our country’s financial literacy highlight that only 38% of people understand inflation, more than 30% of people fail to carefully consider purchases, and that the average pension pot in the UK stands at less

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Six mistakes that Ultra High Net Worth investors know not to make

The ultra wealthy, known as Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs), are wealth holders with a personal net worth of at least one hundred million pounds. Their wealth consists of public and private company shares, real estate investments, and personal investments, such as fine art and jewelry, cars and designer clothing. These individuals understand the

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Using Seller Financing to Acquire Income Producing Assets

Income producing assets are a great addition to your portfolio. The only problem is that they’re often prohibitively expensive to acquire. I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t have £500,000 lying around to acquire ownership rights over a successful business. But what if you didn’t need the money right now? What if you

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Reader Question: Should I pay down debts or should I invest my money?

A few weeks ago, I was engaged in an email chain with one of my readers who asked me whether I thought he should be using his paycheque to pay down debts or to invest in income-producing assets. This sort of sent alarm bells ringing for me, as I’m clearly not a financial advisor, so

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