I have always been interested in money and finance. You might be thinking, ‘So what? So, is everybody else’, but I don’t mean it like that.

I have never been rich in monetary terms, and I am not interested in collecting money in my bank account just for the sake of it. I am not greedy, but I am aware that we all need money, don’t want much out of life and hate shopping.

No, what I mean is that I am fascinated by how money is, and can be, generated, and how it is, or could be. used.

I have had savings plans, both long and short term, producing tax-free and taxable lump sums and incomes; I have had three houses at one time, all mortgaged; I have owned businesses outright and been a director with others. I have collected stamps and coins, and I was the youngest person ever to be granted the right to collect modern gold coins in the UK, back in the days when it was highly regulated.

I have played the stock market and Forex and pursued umpteen other methods, obscure and not so, too.

However, despite fifty years of doing all that, I am not qualified to give financial advice in the UK, and probably not in the EU or the Americas either. That’s OK though, I can live with that. What they can’t stop me from doing though, I think, is pointing you in the direction of something that I find interesting, so that you will be aware of it, and be in a position to discover more about it for yourself, if you find the topic of interest.

So, under those provisos, please enter my world of finance and look around.

(Tip: You will find that I am particularly interested in fee-free financial advice and cryptocurrencies at the moment, as I think that they are going to shake the financial sector just as desktop publishing did to the traditional publishing industry).

All the best,