Let it snow let it snow let it snow

LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW As we all have other things on our minds at this time of year I intend to make this month's update brief. As we complete the fourth week of...

Never had it so good - surely not

"NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD" - SURELY NOT by Steve Forbes Much negative comment has been made about the Tory peer, Lord Young, who said last week "we have never had it so good". He even got a...

Saving for the lost generation

Saving for the lost generation by Steve Forbes If you are under forty my guess is you have given little, if any, thought to your pension provision in the future. If you are fortunate enough to be a...

Celtic tiger loses its teeth

Celtic Tiger Loses it's Teeth Last month I went over to Ireland for a wedding and a bit of a break. I was interested to see how the country was coping with the downturn, and also if there...

Give a little gain a lot

Give a Little, Gain a Lot Much has been reported about the "giving pledge" which was signed by 40 of America's wealthiest billionaires last week. In case you have not read about it, this involves each of the...

The Partys Over (1)

The Party's Over Well, the new Government has shown us their plans for the future which, to paraphrase the advert, in the short term looks neither bright nor Orange. There is no doubt we had to start the...

Big is not always beautiful

Big is not always beautiful - Steve Forbes I often meet clients who regard themselves as cautious investors, yet they own fairly large amounts of individual shares. When I point out that this is an anomaly they often...

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned - Steve Forbes Throughout my childhood my mother instilled in me the need to avoid getting into debt. Now I know Aberdonian's have an ill deserved reputation for being "careful" with their money, but this was...

Buyer Beware

"The next time you get the offer of a review from your bank remember whose interests they really have at heart." BUYER BEWARE! - Steve Forbes I am writing this Informing You in a state of shock and...

The Partys Over

The party's over - Steve Forbes They say that the eye of the hurricane is remarkably calm, and that if you were to look straight up you would see a beautiful blue sky, all the while knowing that...