Good reads from around the Web. I have found a new website and it’s right up our street. Called Portfolio Charts, it’s dedicated to exploring asset allocation visually – and assuming all the maths is correct and the resultant graphs are accurate – it appears to be brilliant. Now don’t get me wrong. I still […]

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I promised a quick update on how 2011’s demo high yield portfolio (HYP) was doing from an income perspective – having already cunningly posted the exciting capital value update on the slow news days of June 23rd. Ahem. Okay, so June 23rd – aka EU Referendum Day – turned out to not be so dull, […]

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I am sure we’ve all (at least around these rarefied parts) at some time asked ourselves: “Am I saving enough for retirement?” For years, it’s been a boringly predictable question that has been used to frighten people into upping the amount that they put into their pensions. Towards the end of every tax year, for […]

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A side effect of investing a growing share of my disposable income in pursuit of the dream of financial independence is that I’ve come to rely ever more on a good holiday to refresh the soul. My response to austerity, no pay rises, the threat of unemployment, and galloping inflation of the past few years […]

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