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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.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Ad Feature Is buying art still a valuable investment?

Monday, December 2, 2019

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

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Our writer thinks the 'tradition' of giving secret gifts has had its day and needs to be scrapped.

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Ad Feature Could ditching your coffee habit make you rich?

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.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Ad Feature Try saving - don't pin hopes on the lottery

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.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey looks at how the stock market changes in the midst of a general election.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Enjoying a holiday is important to our wellbeing, but saving for it requires a plan, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Relying on luck is a pretty bad saving strategy, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Ad Feature Where does your fund manager invest?

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fund managers rarely seek fame, but you should examine where they invest, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Investors should beware promises of unusually high rental returns, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

It's never too early to think about retirement, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

I can pretty much predict the majority of reader comments every time I see an article online about veganism.

Cooks and investors should avoid risky outcomes wherever possible, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Ad Feature Revealed: YOUR concerns and advice about investing

Friday, September 20, 2019

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey asked readers what made them apprehensive about investing - here they share their responses...

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

If burger restaurants can be transparent, so too can the financial services sector, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

There's still £1.5 billion old notes knocking around and we don't seem bothered, says finance guru Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Our coastal village of Hemsby has always been one of my favourite parts of Norfolk.

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.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Ad Feature Frightened of investing? Don't be!

Friday, August 16, 2019

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

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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