Time flies. Six weeks ago, things couldn’t look gloomier. Post-Christmas hangover, exacerbated by the lockdown. An impossibly long road ahead to sunnier weather and a vaccinated population. And yet, as I look back at this year’s inaugural edition of Greatest Hits, I am pleased […]
There are four key levers that determine how wealthy you will ultimately get. The most obvious one is how much money you make. However, as this guy has shown, that’s just the starting point. If you want to build wealth, you’ve also got to […]
Every year, without exception, I see the exact same situation playing out at work.
Bright, motivated, and hard-working guys and girls begin their careers as investment banking analysts.
Almost immediately, the most ambitious and foresightful of the bunch […]
Debating the merits of active vs passive investing has got to be one of the favourite – and entertaining – pastimes in the FIRE community. Clearly, the default stance is that passive beats active by a stretch. At the same time, take a closer […]
To kick off today’s post, let me tell you a little story. The story is about a good friend of mine from the MBA days. To preserve confidentiality, we can call him Mike. Today, however, I will call him the Frustrated Consultant. With that […]
Regular readers of this blog will notice that today’s post is a day late. No, the intention was not to turn it into Valentine’s day present (though I am sure it’s a nice touch). The real explanation is far more prosaic – I’ve spent […]
The other day, I had a call from my relationship banker across the pond. Now, I have no idea why I have a relationship banker. I’m far, far away from meeting the definition of an ultra-high-net-worth individual, for whom such niceties are usually reserved. […]