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Financials 101

Financials 101


March 19, 2013 by Andy Parsons

So, if concrete proof were needed yet again that your money is not safe even in the bank, the majority of hard working people, who work hard and save for their… Read more…

Negative Interest Rates

March 7, 2013 by Andy Parsons

This is something that was mentioned in the UK press last week.  Are we really going down the road of negative interest rates? From a central banking point of view… Read more…

Categories: Financial Planning

Happy New Year

January 4, 2013 by Andy Parsons

Repeats over Christmas are a long running saga but a new unwanted repeat occurred this year, last years will they wont they left us with bated breath, excitement reached fever pitch but… Read more…

Like A Child Again

October 10, 2012 by Andy Parsons

I remember the days when my mum and dad would talk in hushed tones and even using what I would recognise now as coded messages to make sure that we did… Read more…

Portugal Financially

September 11, 2012 by Andy Parsons

Before I start I would like to point out that I love living here in Portugal, the people, the place, the sun and the general feeling of ‘whatever’. Like living… Read more…


August 16, 2012 by Andy Parsons

For those people who know me they know my feelings towards banks, unfortunately they are a neccessary evil, anytime I am able to grab a currency client from them it… Read more…

Categories: Banks

What have we learnt?

August 3, 2012 by Andy Parsons

What brought me to think about this today was an article talking about Facebook and the ongoing problems with it’s share issue. I use Facebook a little, in the main… Read more…

Categories: Financial Planning

Council Tax

July 30, 2012 by Andy Parsons

Those with properties in Portugal that are liable for the property tax should be aware that there is a good chance of a hefty increase which will come into effect from… Read more…

Categories: All Things Tax


July 18, 2012 by Andy Parsons

Every day of our lives we invest in something, sometimes it works out well sometimes it doesn’t. You invest your time in a project which bears no fruit, you invest… Read more…

Categories: Financial Planning


July 16, 2012 by Andy Parsons

For as long as I can remember in life I have had choices to make and for a lot of these there was always a risk reward ratio that had to be… Read more…

Categories: Financial Planning