Category Archives: Investing

Is Bitcoin Just a Ponzi Scheme?

Bitcoin has been making waves in the financial world for years now and I remember posting about it back in 2013 on this blog when it was priced at a measly $120 per bitcoin. I think we can all agree that since then, the price of bitcoin has gone wild. I’m not saying it’s a bubble and I’m not saying the price won’t go higher yet, but it’s certainly one of the financial stories of our time and the gains have been truly phenomenal. But with financial professionals warning about it being a nothing more than a Ponzi scheme, should you be worried about investing in bitcoin?

How to invest when you really don’t have a clue!

How to invest when you really don’t have a clue!

Investing can be a difficult game for even the most experienced of stock market traders. Not only do you have to spend a lot of time researching the market and specific shares, but you also have to try and account for unexpected political and financial events! For the Average Joe (or Jane), let’s face it, it’s all a little bit confusing. But what if you still want to get involved in the stock market to invest for your future? What if you still want to make your money work hard for you but you don’t have a clue where to start?

Is there a UK equivalent to Betterment and Wealthfront?

Betterment and Wealthfront – Is there a UK equivalent?

If you spend a lot of time following the financial markets or you’ve been researching ways to start investing, then you may well have come across names such as Betterment and Wealthfront. These two investment companies have become huge in the US and they are known as robo-advisors. If you have tried to invest your cash with one of these companies however and you live in the UK, you may also have realised that these companies don’t actually allow UK investments at this time, something which I imagine would have disappointed you.

An Interview With a Successful Venture Capitalist

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Have you ever thought about becoming a venture capitalist? Perhaps you have a natural ability to weigh up risks and rewards. Maybe you want to control substantial amounts of money and enjoy a job with a high degree of autonomy.

Which Home Improvements Could Add the Most Value?

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I’m a firm believer that home renovations aren’t just all about the money. No, the benefits to your lifestyle and the functionality of your home are things which are just as important to consider in my eyes. That being said, if you are going to be spending a lot of money on home improvements, then it would be nice to think that you might see some of that money back again at some point, either now or in the future.