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Financial Jargon is Nonsense

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Lewis Carroll, the celebrated and much-loved author of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, was also known for his celebration of nonsense verse. His poem, ‘The Jabberwocky’ features in Through the Looking Glass. A poem (apparently) about a monster that lurks in the woods; it is an example of nonsense verse in full flow: ‘Twas brillyg, and…

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Tape Measure of Your Investing

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The news this week that the State Pension age could be raised higher than the life expectancy for some living in the UK is certainly worrying for those who may be affected. It got me thinking about how many people find it difficult to recognise the urgency of investing for retirement. A few years ago,…

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If I were a rich man…

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We tend to regard wealth as financial assets, large houses, and nice cars accumulated through a life of hard work. Yet that is to view wealth in narrow terms; on the very day we are born we are wealthy in terms of our human capital, or in other words, the present value of all the…

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