Alan S R2 C2

Perception Versus Reality

“There is always something to worry about. Avoid ‘weekend thinking’ and ignore the latest dire predictions of newscasters. Sell a stock because its fundamentals deteriorated, not because “the sky is falling down”…. Peter Lynch, legendary fund manager “Ye...

Keep calm & listen to Charlie

As each month passes it gets harder to come up with a message on LFL that’s different from “please ignore the widely acclaimed perennial pessimists quoted year after year.” What really grates with me though is that they’re...

Musings from Mahone Bay

It’s a while since I wrote about Atlantic Canada. So I hope you will be gentle with me as I try (for the first time) to write with one finger a LFL on my iPad. Fran and I...

.... lessons learned over my long journey

For starters can I say thank you for the fantastic response to our GDPR “request thingy” following a new privacy law which came into force on the 25th of May. We weren’t convinced it applied to the thoughts...

It's official! No news is good news.

“The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn” Alvin Toffler…… (Future Shock 1970) One of our long-standing clients who regularly responds (favourably, thank...

Upside-down thoughts from down under

G’day! Back in the mists of time, 1991, (gulp….that’s 27 years ago!) I was well into lifelong learning but if I’d known I’d live this long I would have waited much longer before being addicted to bookshops. Yes,...

Nullius In Verba Again. Hope You Get My Drift

“I find more and more that it is well to be on the side of the minority, since it is always the more intelligent”……. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 You may have noticed these ramblings of mine are...

That was the week that was

Fifty five years ago this month, Saturday-night cult viewing on the telly was a satirical programme introduced by David Frost which shared this month’s title of Letter from Linlithgow. It was broadcast in black and white. My grandchildren...

Ain't that a shame?

A good few days ago I phoned my Aunt Irene to wish her a Happy New Year. It would have been much nicer to have paid her a visit but she lives in British Columbia, a good hour...

Alan's Christmas Crackers, pulling the other one

You’ll be glad to know my colleagues asked me to be less serious this month seeing it’s the season to be merry. So I thought I’d take an alternative route to explain a few money issues that make...

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