Black Friday means Overdrawn Tuesday

Claer Barrett

Don’t fall for the marketing hype

Claer Barrett

More stick than carrot from Mr Osborne

The chancellor finds himself in a rabbit hole of his own making

Claer Barrett

Commercial property crash fears multiply

Are the good times over for London?

Claer Barrett

Time to take profits in the housebuilders

Current market conditions are too good to be true for developers

Claer Barrett

A trick (and a treat) for the cyber wary

The thought of our personal data falling into the wrong hands is spooky

FT Staff, James Pickford.
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Bankruptcy — the ultimate taboo

Tainted perceptions of personal debt remain a problem

FT Wealth bylines. Matthew Vincent.

Facebook’s friends carry its tax burden

It’s unbalanced when a company contributes £4,000 tax and its employees £29m

Claer Barrett

‘Crime’ of standing up for the little guy

Investment trade body chief hounded out for his transparency crusade

Generation Rent nears the end of the line

London’s overheating property market and lack of affordable housing is endangering competitiveness

Claer Barrett, FT Money, Editor.
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Cost of tapping into a cashless society

All too easily, I lost contact with how much I was spending

Corbyn win could mean painful outcomes

A weak opposition could give the Tories free rein for a decade

How (not) to report a crisis

An eight-point guide, with real examples from newspapers

Former defensive shares take a haircut

Steady income is not so easy to find

Why we have to kill the tooth fairy

Being a ‘truth fairy’ is better way to teach children about money

Little hope of jam tomorrow on pensions

The campervan generation offers sympathy but few solutions to Generation Tent

A long winding road from pensions easy street to Generation Tent

Today’s pensioners don’t know how lucky they are

Central bankers should take the plunge and raise interest rates

Savers have been forced to become investors

IFAs scared to advise on pension freedom

There’s an advice gap, but it’s unlikely this week’s government consultation can provide the answer

Where there’s a will . . . not always a way

Baby boomers may often go to court over inheritance

The time to fret over buy-to-let?

The bubble may burst when interest rates rise


Claer Barrett Claer Barrett is the personal finance editor of the Financial Times. She edits the weekend Money section, co-presents the FT Money Show podcast, and writes for the weekday newspaper and She also represents the FT at external events, and regularly appears on TV and radio.

An experienced FT news editor, she has previously reported breaking online news, retail, consumer and property stories for the FT. She was previously an associate editor at Investors Chronicle, the FT-owned magazine and website for self-directed UK investors

Jonathan Eley, a previous FT Money editor, remains an regular contributor to the Serious Money column.

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