Inside Job The Movie

My nephew and I went to the movies on Wednesday, Orange Wednesday. He’s about to go to University to study Business Accounting so we thought we would take ourselves along to see Inside Job at the refurbed and ridiculously comfy Brixton Ritzy.   Neither of us could remember being so comfy at the movies, in fact I think he nodded off for a few moments.   Not to detract from the movie, just a comment on the plush new seats. If you are remotely interested in the global economic meltdown still so obviously painful and ongoing and you want to understand more […]

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The Opportunity Within The Crisis

This is my second recession; the first one hit me hard when I had to choose between letting my two properties be repossessed –v- cashflowing my accountancy business in 1992.   The ongoing repercussions of that were, to a greater extent, still with me more than a decade later.   And to a lesser extent they still are since I still carry some old bad debt.  So I am somewhat seasoned in the bottom of cycles, as well as the rise and fall and the top.   Does this make me more resilient than some?   Perhaps.   Or maybe it just makes me older!   I’ve […]

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50+ Entrepreneurs Are Finding Funding

Helen Loveless wrote in the Mail on Sunday: “As the recession bites, growing numbers of older workers who have seen their jobs disappear are starting their own businesses, often using their redundancy payouts as funding. Figures show that entrepreneurs aged 50 and over were behind more than a quarter of all new start-ups launched in the first six months of 2009, with an estimated 200,000 firms set up by the over-50s since the onset of the credit crunch in August 2007. Research by telecoms company O2 suggests that older entrepreneurs are finding it easier to access funding than others, with […]

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Manifestation: Now I’m A Believer

I’ve been on all the courses, I’ve tapped (EFT) with the best IMHO – Ms Ann Ross.   She taught me and my crew how to apply it to health, wealth and happiness.   And it works.  Amongst our number were those (well, Janet Swift) who appeared to be able to do it effortlessly, whereas I always “needed” my success to come at the expense of some really, really hard work.   Now, don’t get me wrong, our Janet is far from a slacker, au contraire.   But she made manifestation look easy and I have been modelling myself on her easy manifestation successes […]

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Anyone Can Do It! My Property Extravaganza Highlights

What am I most looking forward to on Saturday apart from catching up with 200 of my favourite people?   What are my anticipated highlights? Just one woman’s view but it might be useful if you are still sitting on the fence and are a last minute purchaser, still undecided? Anyone Can Do It, opening inspiration from my mate Peter Stanley. Handing over a HUGE cheque to those worth folks at The Big Issue, about which more tomorrow.   I am just loving the idea of a marriage between The Money Gym and TBI since they are so entrepreneurial in their approach […]

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It’s Only Money – Credit Crunch (1)

Speaking as a survivor of the last recession (1987-1992 for me), I learned three things which I would like to share with my readers and clients, the first of which is It’s Only Money. It isn’t true to say that I can’t understand why people, largely men, kill themselves during great depressions, recessions and credit crunches.   I can, just.   I think.   It’s the shame.   I think perhaps they have forgotten that they are so much more than their job or their wealth.   Perhaps they cannot face their families, their staff, their clients with their “failures”, some of which was always […]

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