Category Money

Are Shares Too Risky?

A bear market is when stocks takes a hit over a prolonged period of time. Hence today’s picture as I like any excuse to feature a member of the Ursa family. This is an Inuit carving that I saw displayed…

Saving a Fiver

Today’s picture is a random coin from past travels. Interesting isn’t it? You never know when these snapshots are going to come in useful. But let’s get on track. My reflection for today is an update on my post about…

Back of An Envelope

Semi retirement is looming large. My pension is going to about one third of the salary I earn at the moment. Eeek! We’ll have to survive on gruel. Actually it’s not all that bad. I have a modicum of common…

Personal Inflation

Here’s one that I took a few years earlier. Red Mel and I went for a bike ride in Bristol. We came across this hot air balloon being prepared for take off from Ashton Court. How exciting! We sat down,…

One Red Paperclip

Here’s a favourite inspirational read of mine. You would find it in my rainbow bookcase if you rummaged. It’s a keeper. ‘One Red Paperclip’ tells the story of how, in fourteen successive swaps over a year, Kyle MacDonald traded one…