Spread your investments across different areas to balance out risk and give you greater flexibility to readjust in line with performance, writes Peter McGahan.
Peter McGahan explains why products marketed under the term ‘guaranteed structured investment’ are poorly understood and actually offer little in the way of certainty or guarantee.
What is sustainable investing and why are neoliberals and corporations so against it? Peter McGahan explains why you should care.
Most economists agree, especially post the budget, that inflation will rise. Peter McGahan considers the impact and whether now is the right time to fix your mortgage.
Second of a three-part examination of the pro and cons of equity release products. Written by Peter McGahan.
Peter McGahan talks Bitcoin and how in spite of the narrative of people power behind Bitcoin, the reality is the top 2.8% of Bitcoin addresses own a staggering 95% of the supply of the coin.
Peter McGahan considers whether post COVID and Brexit we’ll see a surge in the economy or a more punishing downturn.
Peter McGahan talks ISAs and tax efficient investments, highlighting the advantages and hazards you must weigh before acting.
It’s better to be in control rather than reactionary, and simple financial resolutions can help buffer up your end of year balance, writes Peter McGahan.
Unsurprisingly, perhaps, those with the least are the losers in a market that has seen the top one percent grow their wealth by 65 percent. Peter McGahan illustrates why.
There are many methods to mitigate Inheritance Tax, but a simple one is the use of your pension. Peter McGahan explains.
Property funds have been under the spotlight for some time but with continued Brexit uncertainty do opportunities bring value for money? Peter McGahan tells all.
Peter McGahan examines how President Trump’s Twitter spats come at economic cost for US consumers but also ripple far further afield.
Peter McGahan explains how investors are caught by headlines and marketing blurb, and none can be more so than that of Innovative Finance ISA’s (IFISA).
When it comes to getting value on your holiday money. Don’t stick to what you know. Peter McGahan highlights how you can sidestep the fees, commissions and charges when you travel.
Do you really understand the health of your pension fund? Peter McGahan questions who is best placed to help you make the most of your future retirement income.
Normal conditions mean a normal return, but these are not normal times says Peter McGahan as he outlines the risk of pinning all your hope on property
In 1990 fuel was 40.2p per litre. In 2018 it was 122p, Peter McGahan examines whether this is just supply and demand or an example of markets being manipulated.
With so much uncertainty around Brexit, Peter McGahan looks at what affects house prices and mortgage rates and whether now is the time to buy or the time to sit tight.
Analysing the consistency of investments and opportunities is key to understanding where risk lies, writes Peter McGahan.
Many equity release lenders are exposed by the underlying negative equity guarantee and may well have to increase their costings to cover themselves, writes Peter McGahan.
If you see your property as the safety net for pension shortfall or long-term care costs, there are many things to consider first, writes Peter McGahan.
Peter McGahan says the public perception of pension and investment funds being actively managed bears little resemblance to reality.
At a time when you may be questioning whether or not to move on or invest in a second property, Peter McGahan outlines the arguments for and against.
Following last week’s column on quantitative uneasing or ‘quantitative tightening’, Peter McGahan questions how deeply this might impact your pensions and investments.
Remorgaging up by 24%, buy-to-let down 60% year on year, Peter McGahan takes a pragmatic look at effect Brexit and a hung Parliament has had on the housing market.
Peter McGahan examines the financial implications of #GE2017 result.
Emmanuel Macron’s election victory calmed France, the eurozone and financial markets but few have taken note of the threat to markets of Italy abandoning the EU, writes Peter McGahan.
A weakened pound and hidden currency charges can blow a hole in your holiday plans before you’ve even packed your toothbrush. Peter McGahan looks at the options to ensure your holiday cash stays in your pocket.
Peter McGahan questions why so many of us accept poor value offered by companies holding our pension funds.
The dust has settled on the old year – now is the time to ensure your finances make the most of 2017, writes Peter McGahan.