“The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.” – Robert Louis Stevenson An interesting study was published recently, which found that spending money to buy time makes us happier. The study was carried out amongst adults in the...

July was the month for autobiographies.  I’m fascinated by other peoples’ lives and how they got to where they are and even after this month’s binge I still have a stack of autobiographies and biographies waiting to be read. Here’s a selection of my best reads...

Up on the blog this week: Keep it simple, build and maintain a legible investment portfolio and avoid ‘coupon clipping’ Is Amazon Prime Day the new Christmas Day?  Here’s what sold best around the world.  [2 min read] Every great investment decision looks easy when you’re not the one doing it. ...

How not to raise a spoiled brat. One of the discussions we often have with clients with young children is about the challenge of raising children when you are a first generation wealth creator. As this article illustrates, sometimes parents find it extremely difficult to relate...

Well, it’s ended up being an ‘interesting’ week, hasn’t it? Here are a few distractions for you…. Charts don’t always show the full picture – [3 min read] I’ve recently started to study the Stoics. One of their philosophies was the practice of Inversion. Interesting stuff when applied to our...

First up this week, thanks to Robin Powell for alerting me to this cartoon which explores how difficult it can be to change our opinion about something we believe to be true [4 min read – WARNING some strong language] On the same theme of how people can sometimes refuse...