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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

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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Friday, February 7, 2020

In less than 40 years, average life expectancy will be 100. How do we - and our pensions - handle that? asks Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Been on a health kick? Peter Sharkey says if January is the time for your body, February is all about your cash...

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

I'd like to start by saying I completely agree with Steve Downes' view on the NHS email story. There is a need to be open and honest when negative stories come along and organisations should listen and learn when they make mistakes.

'Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet,' said Jean Jacques Rousseau - a quote worth remembering, says financial expert Peter Sharkey

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Becoming an expat could help you to boost your savings, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

An open letter to BBC director-general Tony Hall... with a rail ticket from Liverpool Street tucked in the envelope

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.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Saving upwards of £700 is actually quite easy, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Equity release makes combining holidays with an enhanced pension possible, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

I read with great disappointment of the knee-jerk reaction to call to ban dogs from the beach at Horsey and Winterton because of the death of three seal pups.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

The festuve season is one for reflection, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

People prepared to risk some, not all, of their money could enjoy significantly better returns, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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

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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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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

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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

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