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The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

One of the world’s largest hospitals – built in just a fortnight – is one reason to be optimistic, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

No-one has any idea how long the nation will be in semi- or even permanent lockdown, so eliminating unnecessary outgoings will provide a welcome boost, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

Investors chasing high yields should proceed with caution, says Peter Sharkey.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Financial expert Peter Sharkey on why you should think carefully before pressing the ‘sell’ button...

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Financial expert Peter Sharkey asks if coronavirus is a genuine threat or an example of mass panic?

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Friday, February 28, 2020

The new, multi-tasking Chancellor has to work out what to do with the current ISA allowance, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

As is the case with flooding, action needs to be taken on pensions to avoid a national catastrophe, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The ‘Railway Mania’ of the 1840s is a timely reminder of a period when share prices rose too fast before collapsing, says financial expert Peter Sharkey

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Friday, February 7, 2020

In less than 40 years, average life expectancy will be 100. How do we – and our pensions – handle that? asks Peter Sharkey.

Been on a health kick? Peter Sharkey says if January is the time for your body, February is all about your cash...

‘Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet,’ said Jean Jacques Rousseau – a quote worth remembering, says financial expert Peter Sharkey

Becoming an expat could help you to boost your savings, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

Last year, consumers spent an extra £14 million a month buying Greggs’ products, says Peter Sharkey, suggesting that owning a slice of the bakery brand could become a sound investment.

Saving upwards of £700 is actually quite easy, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

Equity release makes combining holidays with an enhanced pension possible, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

The festuve season is one for reflection, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

People prepared to risk some, not all, of their money could enjoy significantly better returns, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey takes a trip down memory lane and discovers how things have changed – both at the banks and on the football pitch.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Whether it be classic cars, art, stamps or wine, alternative investments are a potential minefield says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

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.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

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.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

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.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

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.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

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.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Investment doesn’t have to be a frightening experience, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

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.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

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.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

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.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

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.

Ad Feature Investing is easy when you know how

Friday, April 5, 2019

There are few barriers to making a simple ISA investment, says Peter Sharkey.

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