It is a truth universally acknowledged, that any investor in possession of a good pension must be a target for scammers.
With apologies to Jane Austen, the scamsters are devoting as much effort to getting their hands on your pension as the Bennet daughters did to finding a husband.
China’s see-sawing stock market has dominated the first week of the year. Many investors will be worried that the shock waves that China has sent through global stock markets make an inauspicious start to 2016.
The UK’s gone a bit Lottery mad this week. Camelot, the company that runs the National Lottery, sold 200 tickets every second in the final hour before Wednesday’s record £50.4 million draw. No one won so the jackpot rolled over again to £57.8 million.
Update: This article has been amended following feedback from GiveInSport. They've since clarified they will refund money, less fees, in the event that a club does not accept donations. They've also updated their progress bars, which now show the proportion of the suggested target reached (as of 10 December, the most funded club had received 0.03% of its goal.
In September, I attended the graduation ceremony of my daughter Amy in London, along with hundreds of other proud parents. It was held in a large marquee in a smart, central London square and was certainly a day to remember.
I’ve had a bit of a bad run with parking fines lately and unfortunately not with the ‘nice’ transparent council ones. The ones I’ve been slapped with are the irritating ones issued for so-called offences on private land – which means the likes of hospitals, supermarkets and retail estates.
It’s time for me to bid Moneywise a very fond farewell. I’ve spent the past five years learning about money and how to take charge of my own personal finances as well as, hopefully, helping you to do the same. And what a five years it has been.
When I was thirteen I started collecting Marvel comics, inspired by my best friend who had a collection. To feed our hobby we used to head up to London to visit the handful of comic book stores that imported the American titles.