Periodically, I’ll get a stock market-related communication from my co-blogger The Investor that sounds like he’s in the midst of a depth charge scene from Das Boot. It’ll go something like this: “Schnell! Schnell!” I’ll hear down the Monevator speaking tubes. Or perhaps it could be: “Sell! Sell!” “We’re going down!” “Financial Independence under attack!” […]

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Few of the universals of personal finance and investing are – paradoxically – as individually experienced and feared as inflation. That’s true both in terms of the headline inflation rates you happen to live through, and also your personal inflation rate that varies with what you choose to spend money on. You may not even have […]

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What caught my eye this week. The granddaddy of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, Zopa, has thrown in the towel on P2P altogether. According to the company: …over the last few years, customer trust in P2P investing has been damaged by a small number of businesses whose approach led to material losses for retail investors. Linked to this, the changing regulation […]

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