It was cool when Kojak carried his coffee in 1970s New York but times change, says Peter Sharkey, and ditching the habit could help you to save.
Financial columnist Peter Sharkey explains why saving is a much better option than the slim chance of joining the lottery jackpot winners.
Financial columnist Peter Sharkey looks at how the stock market changes in the midst of a general election.
Enjoying a holiday is important to our wellbeing, but saving for it requires a plan, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.
Relying on luck is a pretty bad saving strategy, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.
Fund managers rarely seek fame, but you should examine where they invest, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.
Investors should beware promises of unusually high rental returns, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.
It's never too early to think about retirement, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.
Cooks and investors should avoid risky outcomes wherever possible, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.
Financial columnist Peter Sharkey asked readers what made them apprehensive about investing - here they share their responses...
If burger restaurants can be transparent, so too can the financial services sector, says Peter Sharkey.
As life expectancy rises, so does the possibility of residential care, says financial guru Peter Sharkey.
There's still £1.5 billion old notes knocking around and we don't seem bothered, says finance guru Peter Sharkey.
Last week, Scandinavia proved that there was more to life than patterned jumpers, says Peter Sharkey, as its largest lender, Nordea Bank, revealed that it was launching a 20-year, fixed interest rate mortgage - with a 0% interest rate.
Investment doesn't have to be a frightening experience, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.
Want to gain greater control? Making your own pension provision could be the answer, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.
It's not just Downing Street's newest resident, PM Boris Johnson, who is using them - acronyms and abbreviations can assist savers and investors too, says Peter Sharkey.
Taking responsibility for our personal finances will become increasingly important over the coming decades, says Peter Sharkey.
Peter Sharkey explains how undertaking most forms of property refurbishment adds value to your home.
The Fab Four's first contract with Brian Epstein sold for £275,000 - a good sign of value investing, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey.
Financial guru Peter Sharkey looks at the simple ways you can take control of our finances.
Peter Sharkey looks at the enormous chasm between millennials' monthly expenditure and the current state pension.
Changes to the pension age will mean that many young women will be worse off - which is why they should start saving now, says Peter Sharkey.
Financial expert Peter Sharkey finds out more about the Abbey habit, which encouraged millions of savers.
Want to find out more about equity release? There's a new magazine for that, explains Peter Sharkey.
The sooner you start saving, the more chance you have of taking things easy, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey.
Few 30 year-olds enjoy Jordan Rogers' luck, says financial adviser Peter Sharkey.
France's state pension liabilities exceed those of the UK, says financial expert Peter Sharkey
The start of A-level exams brings university tuition fees into sharp focus, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.
Financial expert Peter Sharkey says there are steps you can take to plan your future income.
Extreme risk is not for everyone, says financial guru Peter Sharkey.
Investments and movies can make you feel good, says Peter Sharkey
Demand for rented family homes outstrips supply, says Peter Sharkey.
There are few barriers to making a simple ISA investment, says Peter Sharkey.
Financial guru Peter Sharkey reports on why we're choosing to invest ethically.
For Peter Sharkey, an informative journey on the East Anglian Express was a good chance for a financial chat.
New research has revealed that there are now more than 1000 ISA millionaires in Britain, says Peter Sharkey.
Saving with an ISA needn't be complicated, says Peter Sharkey - in fact, it's as easy as ABC.
Financial columnist Peter Sharkey reveals what it means to have an "economic moat"...
Investing in uncertain times can pay longer-term dividends, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.
Finance columnist Peter Sharkey on why investing needn't be too complicated.
Having your investments actively managed can pay dividends, says financial expert Pete Sharkey
Older homeowners have a solution for credit card quandary, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey.
If a business idea worked in the past, there's every chance it'll work again, says Peter Sharkey.
Do companies do enough to keep their staff with workplace perks like pilates? Peter Sharkey investigates.
Gold's appeal remains undimmed in 2019, says finance expert Peter Sharkey
Calculating your 'Number' makes enormous financial sense says Peter Sharkey.
The world's first pension scheme was developed in Scotland, Peter Sharkey explains.
This week, Peter Sharkey looks at why thousands of people are using lifetime mortgages to buy a home in the sun.
A popular Christmas song inspires finance columnist, Peter Sharkey, to look at what investment has been like in 2018.
Living for today doesn't pay the bills, says Peter Sharkey - but you can make your money work for you.
In this week's financial column, Peter Sharkey explains why it's so easy to spend too much on fees when you're investing - and how to reduce these costs.