Beware the Ides of March

Beware the Ides of March

Rishi Sunak has selected 3rd March for his next Budget. There has been plenty of speculation around tax increases to try and cover some of the huge deficit that has been accrued during the current pandemic. Changes to corporation tax, capital gains tax, pension tax...
A fresh start?

A fresh start?

This week’s footage of President Biden’s inauguration wasn’t quite as powerful as the hope that flowed through the US in 2009 with President Obama as this time, for me anyway, it felt like relief rather than hope.  President Trump’s time in power was plagued by...
Pension consolidation?

Pension consolidation?

I wrote a blog with a brief introduction to pensions back in July’20, so if you’re a little rusty, take a quick read here. I’m 39 at the time of writing and with each of my 6 employers to date, I’ve started a pension. 5 of them were defined contribution (DC) schemes,...
Chess and investing

Chess and investing

I have recently been reading a lot about chess.  I learned the game at school but never played much other than the odd game at Christmas.  My fiancé, on the other hand, is very good at the game and to make a contest out of our game nights, I have been reading up on...