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People have embraced video conferencing as the technology has delivered enormous benefits, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

UK experiences motorhome shortage as staycationers flock to campsites, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Parents are stepping in to help loved ones – and boost their own finances too, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

The pension guarantee is under threat, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Inaccurate endowment policy forecasts have caused problems for millions, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Many people have made a number of big life decisions during this enforced ‘time out’, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Hot tub sales have surged during lockdown, says Peter Sharkey, as average household spending falls by more than a fifth.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

It’s not very British to talk about going to the loo.

Money is the principal reason football has returned, says finance expert Peter Sharkey – but not everyone is in such a good position.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Equity release could help many people who have resolved to retire early once the lockdown finishes, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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

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