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The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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?

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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