Is AI an existential threat to humanity, or a cool way of entertaining ourselves at a party? or both? Read now to see what john Stirling of Walden Capital thinks.
It’s going to be a few years yet before the extraordinary debt levels the country took on through the financial crisis or the pandemic begin to recede – 2029 according to ONS predictions, but things are perhaps a little better than expected, and the Chancellor has used the wiggle room provided to deliver what seems like a pre-election budget.
Read it again – it does make sense!
The historic view of financial advice that it’s all about picking funds, selling pensions, and generally keeping busy trying to be a broker might have had some validity many years ago (although I have my doubts), what we do has become much more valuable to clients.
These days a good financial planner focuses on the client; looking at your goals, your fears, and your plans for the future. It is more than a little like coaching when done well, and will challenge your views around money, and your relationship with it.
Whether you’re a ‘crypto fan’ or a ‘crypto sceptic’ you probably have an opinion regarding digital currencies. It is an area of finance that grew from nothing ten years ago to rivalling the size of the UK economy in 2021 – before shrinking around 60% since the end of 2021. Here, our own John Stirling shares his views.