Many people have made a number of big life decisions during this enforced ‘time out’, says Peter Sharkey.
Hot tub sales have surged during lockdown, says Peter Sharkey, as average household spending falls by more than a fifth.
Money is the principal reason football has returned, says finance expert Peter Sharkey – but not everyone is in such a good position.
Equity release could help many people who have resolved to retire early once the lockdown finishes, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.
Around 85,000 people released equity from their homes last year, says finance expert Peter Sharkey. Could doing the same help you to increase your retirement fund?
Your property wealth could save you from working for an additional three years, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.
As house prices tumble, first time buyers have a chance to get on the property ladder, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.
The coronavirus outbreak is expected to force UK finances into a troubling position – but homeowners could be helped through equity release, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.
There are many advantages to holding cash during periods of volatility, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.
The recent virus crisis has the highlighted pivotal role played by care homes – but paying for them will remain a struggle for millions, says Peter Sharkey.
Author Haruki Murakami suggests dozens of topics to consider while exercising. Finance is one, says Peter Sharkey.
Instead of reacting negatively to the coronavirus outbreak, bold investors should look at the sectors likely to do well once the virus has been tamed, says Peter Sharkey.
Steinbeck’s classic, Grapes of Wrath, is set in an era we shall never see again, says 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.
Financial expert Peter Sharkey on why you should think carefully before pressing the ‘sell’ button...
Financial expert Peter Sharkey asks if coronavirus is a genuine threat or an example of mass panic?
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
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.
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.
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.
Whether it be classic cars, art, stamps or wine, alternative investments are a potential minefield says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.
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.