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  1. May 11, 2012

    What price happiness? About £20,000

    Do you know the price of milk? Precisely? Honestly? I don’t – even though I regularly receive text messages instructing me...

  2. May 4, 2012

    Fund managers more than a match for the FA

    What do the Football Association, remuneration committees of FTSE 100 companies and (yes, you guessed it) fund managers have...

  1. April 27, 2012

    Infinite perils of pin-wielding monkeys

    Do fund managers read Kipling? If they do, events of this week suggest that they – like too many of us – never get much...

  2. April 5, 2012

    Do you put your eggs in the right basket?

    Do you ever resent being forced to buy something just because everyone says you have to? I must confess I feel this way...

  3. March 30, 2012

    Get more mileage out of your Isa choice

    Right, so you’ve stocked up on petrol. Now, what about your tax-efficient investments? This week, I can’t help but contrast...

  4. March 23, 2012

    Is granny’s retirement really so taxing?

    When is a tax not a tax? Answer: when it’s “the granny tax”. I feel I need to explain this, given the outrage over...

  5. March 21, 2012

    What the Budget means for you

    To explain the details of the measures and what it will mean for you and your pocket, John Whiting, tax policy director at...

  6. March 16, 2012

    Q&A: What the Budget means for you

    To explain the details of the measures and what it will mean for you and your pocket, John Whiting, tax policy director at...

  7. March 9, 2012

    There are benefits to being truly average

    If you want to annoy a statistician (and, dear colleagues on the FT Stats desk, I don’t mean to do so), just mention “the...

  8. March 8, 2012

    Providers aim to link to Twitter generation

    For the past few weeks, spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) providers have been making a grey market – the...

  9. February 29, 2012

    Isa Q&A: Where to put your money

    Glen Cummins, investment manager at Redmayne-Bentley, answered readers’ questions. Matthew Vincent, FT Money editor, and...

  10. February 24, 2012

    Commission ban is a game of consequences

    They seemed to forget it was my money . . .  Was that a taxpayer bemoaning the bonus culture at a bailed-out bank? An...

  11. February 10, 2012

    Only the professionals are turned on by risk

    We are “risk on”! This is the investment management industry’s rather boyishly exuberant way of saying “we are now thinking...

  12. February 3, 2012

    Clearer fund fees – the philosophy is simple

    What would Bertrand Russell make of a total expense ratio (TER)? What would Werner Heisenberg make of a portfolio turnover...

  13. January 27, 2012

    When average hides a multitude of sins

    Average performance. Very average. Distinctly average. In most walks of life, “average” is something we don’t want to be. It...

  14. January 6, 2012

    Resigned to not-so-great expectations

    Why do we waste so much money on things that just don’t work? I ponder this having read some of the pre-Christmas sales...

  15. December 16, 2011

    A ray of hope at a meagre festive season?

    “You’re more likely to stumble across the God particle than good news”. As festive sentiments go, it’s not exactly up there...

  16. November 25, 2011

    Fat-cat pay after the dog days have gone

    Whose side are you on? The highly paid fat cats? The pension fund managers? Or the ripped-off consumers? I realise this may...

  17. November 18, 2011

    Who’s paying for all those yachts?

    Where are the customers’ yachts? This question, first posed in 1940 by Fred Schwed Jr’s book of the same name, is one that...

  18. November 17, 2011

    Top honours for FT Money website

    The personal finance section of FT.com won “Best Use of Social Media” category at the 2013 Headline Money Awards for its use...

  19. October 26, 2011

    Q&A: Junior Isas

    The tax-free products will allow parents, grandparents, and friends of children born on, or after 3 January 2011, to make...

  20. October 18, 2011

    Pensions: Age concern

    Next month, up to 3m European public-sector workers plan to take to the streets again – becoming the latest, and among the...

  21. September 30, 2011

    Equities: the ups and downs of benchmarks

    As I begin this column, the FTSE 100 index stands at 5,215. This is important, apparently. Not because it is much higher...

  22. September 22, 2011

    Speed fails to impress long-term investors

    Professional traders are set to gain an extra six milliseconds in which to open and close ultra short-term positions on...

  23. September 16, 2011

    Q&A: Market volatility and your pension

    Award-winning financial planner Francis Klonowski, of Klonowski and Co, answered FT reader’s questions during a live online...

  24. September 9, 2011

    Testing the true cost of Sipps

    This week, I’m returning to the pensions crisis. I’m not going to bore you with my views on demographics and compulsion...

  25. June 23, 2011

    Fields of gold: agriculture versus precious metal

    Two years ago, a man who had spent 10 years investing £1.5bn ($2.5bn) in gold suddenly stopped. He bought a plot of land,...

  26. June 23, 2011

    Equities: a break for the Swiss border

    As a neutral country, Switzerland is not a place I would associate with cross-border belligerence. So I was taken aback when...

  27. June 16, 2011

    Agenda: Android takes up the running as clients go mobile

    An Android mobile phone in Milton Keynes can now rival a computer screen in EC3 for trading foreign exchange, contracts for...

  28. May 26, 2011

    The bank of butler

    I would imagine that, having become one of the world’s richest men by convincing billions that computer software needn’t...

  29. March 26, 2011

    Let’s be clear about costs

    From Mr R. B. Saunders. Sir, Matthew Vincent’s Serious Money column “The battle against backhand fund charges goes on”(FT...

  30. March 10, 2011

    Turmoil drives trades in thin, nervy markets

    It is 13.29 GMT on Friday March 4. An eerie calm descends on dealing desks across the City of London and screens flash less...

  31. February 18, 2011

    Property and gold shine for Sipp owners

    By Matthew Vincent More than one in three self-invested personal pensions (Sipps) are now being set up by business owners to...

  32. September 18, 2010

    Pension tax savings are for pensioners, not their children

    From Mr Edmund Stephen-Smith. Sir, In “Life and savings before death and taxes” (Weekend FT, September 11), Matthew Vincent...

  33. August 20, 2010

    A conundrum to chew over

    Fund performance fees are duplicitous and “gratuitous”, this column opined last week – after the data provider, Lipper,...

  34. August 18, 2010

    Rise in national insurance contributions likely

    As Matthew Vincent of FT Money reported previously, the Department for Work and Pensions is looking to outlaw the practice...

  35. June 11, 2010

    New kid on the block brings in business

    David Cameron’s election posters may have failed to persuade 16,000 people to become first-time Tory voters – the number he...

  36. May 27, 2010

    Emerging markets roundtable transcript: Part four

    Matthew Vincent, FT Money: Hello, and welcome to the fourth and final instalment of the FT Money Neptune Emerging Markets...

  37. May 21, 2010

    Score on the Footsie as you follow the footie

    Budget statements are now delivered on Wednesdays. Gordon Brown set this precedent for mid-week fiscal speechifying at the...

  38. May 20, 2010

    Emerging markets roundtable transcript: Part three

    Matthew Vincent, FT Money: Hello, and welcome to the third of four instalments of the FT Money Neptune Emerging Markets...

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