Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats by Edward de BonoEdward de Bono is one of the great ‘thinkers’ of our time. (This term often amuses me – what exactly does a thinker do? Can I be one?) This review cannot speak for all who go by the title of thinker, but Edward de Bono is considered to be one of the leading authorities on thinking systems. In other words, through his work and publications, he has helped countless people in business, education and other fields throughout the world develop their thinking skills, harnessing the power of both the logical and creative mind to develop the cause (whatever your cause may be). Continue reading

Money Bondage: Discover the Power of Mind over Money

Money Bondage by Sophie BennettAnd now, as they say, for something complete different. Veering very slightly, but not entirely, off the subject of property, Money Bondage targets us females. I wish it had been around years ago when I really started to get to grips with finance; henceforward, IMHO it should be handed out to every girl when she leaves school. Continue reading

How to Buy Property at Auction

How To Buy Property at Auction: The Essential Guide to Winning Property and Buy-to-Let BargainsSam Collett is a familiar face and name on the property circuit, and also on some of the property forums. The author of well-known and award-winning blog What Sam Saw Today blog, she has now turned her attention to books as well as blogs and, of course, property.
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Your Pension Shortfall, Your Retirement Rescue Plan

Your Pension Shortfall Your Retirement Rescue PlanBefore getting stuck into the April 2014 YPN review, would you mind indulging me in a little personal digression? My parents retired twenty years ago. Pragmatic Welsh farmers, they subscribed to the work hard, save hard ethos common to their generation, a tough combination of factors that led to practical but extremely cautious retirement plans. Continue reading

Beyond the Bricks: Financial Freedom Through Property

Beyond the Bricks: The inside story of how 9 everyday investors found financial freedom through propertyThis is different to any other property book I have yet read. If you like learning from others’ experiences, then you will enjoy this. The author, Rob Dix, has collated stories, backgrounds and strategy details from nine UK-based investors, and analyses the findings at the end. Continue reading