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Compounding the good news

Half way through March already and it’s been an interesting couple of weeks. Usual mix of good and bad news. As per the jokes let’s get the bad news out the way first. First up was Hammond’s Budget...

Whether Report

I must admit I have an affinity with February. Despite the weather it’s probably my favourite month of the year. Might be something to do with being born in a February so long ago my driving licence is...

When you go will you send back a letter from America

On the 19th December Fran and I jetted off to Florida for the best part of three weeks to experience sun, warmth as well as peace and quiet over Christmas and the New Year. Don’t tell Fran this…....

PHI's are good for you

While I appreciate Christmas is looming and tis the season to be merry please read this tale about Pensions. You never know. Somebody you care about may receive a surprise gift from you. Now unless you’ve been copying...

That's how it goes

“Everybody knows the dice are loaded. Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed. Everybody knows the war is over. Everybody knows the good guy lost. Everybody knows the fight was fixed, the poor stay poor, the rich get rich....

Caught in a trap?

Regular readers of my monthly musings might be wondering where my Granny McKay’s pearls of wisdom have disappeared to. You may recall her advice, usually ignored these days by the mainstream financial media, went something like “Always remember...

September Blues

“It’s a long while from May to December. But the days grow short when you reach September. When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame, one hasn’t got time for the waiting game”……….Tony Bennett. “Oh Really”…………..Rab C...

New marathon world record ... pessimists wrong again

Now the Olympics are well underway did you notice my July Letter From Linlithgow set a new world speed record by appearing in June? The 28th to be precise only five days after the UK Referendum, when “experts”...

Brexwitched bothered and bewildered

It’s Tuesday afternoon 28th June as I write this. Only four days since Black Friday, when the UK’s Leave campaign victory shocked world markets. If my mum had still been alive she would have panicked and run out...

Brexit wrecks it What will they think of nexit

You can tell that things are ropey when an experienced Financial Journalist sends me an urgent email asking what I think about “Brexit looking more likely,” whether she should now be moving into “safer investments” and what we’d...

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