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Around 85,000 people released equity from their homes last year, says finance expert Peter Sharkey. Could doing the same help you to increase your retirement fund?

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Last week, a consortium of Norfolk headteachers wrote an open letter to parents denouncing suggestions that they were “being lazy” over school re-openings to non-keyworker children.

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Your property wealth could save you from working for an additional three years, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

As house prices tumble, first time buyers have a chance to get on the property ladder, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to force UK finances into a troubling position – but homeowners could be helped through equity release, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

There are many advantages to holding cash during periods of volatility, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

The recent virus crisis has the highlighted pivotal role played by care homes – but paying for them will remain a struggle for millions, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Author Haruki Murakami suggests dozens of topics to consider while exercising. Finance is one, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Instead of reacting negatively to the coronavirus outbreak, bold investors should look at the sectors likely to do well once the virus has been tamed, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Steinbeck’s classic, Grapes of Wrath, is set in an era we shall never see again, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Now more than ever, local journalism matters.

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Friday, April 3, 2020

One of the world’s largest hospitals – built in just a fortnight – is one reason to be optimistic, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

No-one has any idea how long the nation will be in semi- or even permanent lockdown, so eliminating unnecessary outgoings will provide a welcome boost, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Investors chasing high yields should proceed with caution, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Financial expert Peter Sharkey on why you should think carefully before pressing the ‘sell’ button...

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

As somebody with a so-called “underlying health condition”, I’m used to seeing the facts get twisted.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Financial expert Peter Sharkey asks if coronavirus is a genuine threat or an example of mass panic?

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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Friday, February 28, 2020

The new, multi-tasking Chancellor has to work out what to do with the current ISA allowance, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

As is the case with flooding, action needs to be taken on pensions to avoid a national catastrophe, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

The demise of another department store is sad, says Rachel Moore, but then aren’t we all to blame for not using them and shopping online instead?

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

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