The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

The best of what we read, watched and listened to this week

The planning team was at our Institute’s annual financial planning conference this week, at a rather unusual venue.  Unfortunately no souvenir F1 car parts on offer but some good ideas from speakers and other delegates.

Malaria is an endemic disease in tropical regions and kills hundreds of thousands annually.  Now the first malaria vaccine has been endorsed by the WHO for widespread distribution, so hopefully we are at last on the way to eradication.  [4 min read]

You may have noticed that the rate of inflation is drifting up again as we emerge from the pandemic.  Since it affects all of us but particularly those reliant on their capital to meet their lifestyle costs, this may be a concern.  But what should you do about it?  Maybe just carrying on with your diversified portfolio is the best route.  [4 min read]

Thinking of investing in cryptocurrency but unsure which ones to own and when to buy and when to sell them?  From one of our fellow GAIA firms in New Zealand comes this tale of the German rodent who can steer you in the right direction.  Well, maybe…  [3 min read]

The fuel non-shortage hasn’t been much of an issue in all parts of the UK, although the south-east appears to have been hit particularly badly.  Still, following a cement lorry because you think it’s carrying fuel does seem a little extreme.  [4 min read]

It’s always good to be prepared for the unexpected so in case you come home to find an alligator wandering about on your drive (not an everyday occurrence in Hampshire and Wiltshire, we have to admit), here is a solution based on the creative use of a wheelie bin.    [2:27 video]

We hope you have a good weekend.

Charles and Rob