Many cohabiting couples rely on the notion of “common law marriage” to tidy up their legal and financial affairs in the event of a relationship breakdown. In fact, at least at present, there is no such thing. What are the potential implications of this misconception? And how might cohabitees best formalise and protect their respective interests?
The internet is turning more and more of us into fanatical sharers. First we shared information — comments, photos, tweets — and now, thanks to an ever-growing raft of apps, we seem ready to share almost anything, including homes and cars.
TalkingPoints is our new series of informative reports providing insight into a wide range of financial topics, alongside the investment research reports we produce.
The High Pay Centre think tank has dubbed today ‘Fat Cat Wednesday’, having calculated that by lunchtime leading executives will already have earned the average UK salary of £28,200.
With the crowning of the Strictly winner and passing of the shortest day, it often falls to a CIO to write a seasonal article or look at the year ahead.
Baillie Aaron, Founder & CEO, Spark Inside
It’s hard to think about Christmas Carols without being reminded of Charles Dickens’ iconic work of the same name. I’m sure you’ve read it – or at least seen the Disney version.
On a cold night in 1966, a BBC television play about homelessness created a sense of outrage that led to questions in Parliament and the foundation of the charity Crisis. What is the legacy of the programme that should have changed Britain?
What a year it has been for political surprises. It is now just over four months since the EU referendum result shook the country and financial markets alike.
Few would dispute that a grounding in economics is a vital weapon in any professional investor’s arsenal, but evidence increasingly suggests an understanding of psychology could be just as or even more important. Recent financial events reveal repeated patterns of irrationality, inconsistency and incompetence in human decision-making.