He also answer a listener question about investing his pension pot in a Croatian hotel. Yes, really.
In the personal finance and investing new roundup this week:
-CPI price inflation is up in July, to 0.1% from zero in June.
-The Greek parliament has backed draft terms for a new bailout package, its third in five years.
-Interest rates on savings accounts are going up, but easy access accounts are becoming harder to access easily.
-The Bank of England is warning fund management groups they need to plan for higher interest rates and investors withdrawing money to pay off mortgage debt.
-Association of British Insurance (ABI) members paid out £3.4bn in insurance claims last year.
-The price of oil is falling again, with light, sweet crude for September down to $41.87 a barrel on Monday.
Our listener question this week comes from Brian, who emailed firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
“My adviser has suggested I consolidate my pension plans into something called a SIPP. He has then suggested that I invest my pension pot in a hotel that is being built in Croatia. I’m not sure about this. What do you think?”
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Why do retirees often shun financial advice? This was the topic of an article in the Daily Mail at the weekend, which concluded they don’t need advice, find it too expensive, and sometimes find advisers intimidating.
What do the world’s richest people do differently with their money to the rest of us? Martin read an interesting article in Entrepreneur magazine this week, sharing seven lessons about money from the world’s richest people.
Question of the week
The question of the week; What is your most important lesson for money success?
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