Boring Money Presents

By Mike Narouei, Content Producer at Boring Money

27 Nov, 2020

A quick bit about us...

Boring Money is for anyone who thinks that investments are, well, just a little bit boring. For anyone who wants some validation about what you're planning. Our mission is to cut through the cr@p, to explain stuff in normal language and to help everyone who has ever felt a bit alienated, patronised or simply cross-eyed and exhausted, to make some good decisions and to get those financial monkeys off your back.

Founder and CEO Holly Mackay has worked in the investment industry for about 20 years, watching an endless procession of the Old School Brigade wanting to “educate” investors and force them to read pages of gobbledygook until they feel like banging their heads against walls. She thinks this is unhelpful.

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Investing For Women - 30th June 2021

Calling all women in their 40s/50s/60s

If you’re fed up of being in the dark about money, have ever felt patronised by "the suits", and want to make more confident decisions without spending hours glued to the Boring Financial News Network, help is at hand.

We are hosting a webinar for women to help with those important, complex questions which need answers – but many don’t know where to start. In one hour we will stroll through some key facts on investments and pensions, with the focus on practical, sensible help.

Hosted by CEO Holly Mackay with special guests including financial adviser Helena Wardle (https://www.boringmoneyadvice.co.uk/find-an-adviser/helena-wardle/) and a fund manager Louise Kernohan, we will talk: Investments, pensions, divorce, ISAs – all the fun stuff! 

Our aim is not to lecture but to cut through the waffle and give you actionable clear tips. Like most things we do, this will not be too formal. All are welcome – we will just focus the main content on women starting to plan for, coming up to and navigating retirement.

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Cryptocurrency: A Sceptic's View- 13th July 2021

Is Crypto really going to the moon or is it just enjoying a brief moment in the sun? Spoiler alert...we haven't really got the answer!! In fact, nobody does and social media influencers guaranteeing that the only way is up for crypto should be treated with caution.

Boring Money has more and more readers who are wondering if they should invest. Some have burned their fingers already and are steering clear. Some are feeling flushed with early success and want more. And most are curious about whether this investment type has moved from something ‘the kids’ do and become something more mainstream.

In our webinar

  • What the heck are cryptocurrencies!?

  • How do they work and what is the blockchain which underpins them?

  • What’s all this mining business?

  • What are the different types available. I mean Doge…..really? Is bitcoin ‘safer’?

  • How can I buy and sell crypto? And what am I then holding and where is it!? Wallets. Blockchain.

  • How is it regulated and what are my consumer protections?

  • Will this become a legitimate asset class? Or is it best seen as play money and maybe a punt on the side?

  • A Q&A session with your questions

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Investment 2021: Smart picks and sectors moving forward - 28th July 2021

2020 was a hugely volatile year. Tech stocks ruled the roost. And sustainable investment did well. However in 2021 as we come out of hibernation, some of the ‘uncool’ stuff has had a moment. What does the future hold, which sectors look interesting and what does a diversified portfolio mean in 2021? (Oh – and what’s the next Amazon!? Although we cant promise the answer to that…)

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First Time Buyers: Get sorted - 10th August 2021

‘How much for a one bed flat!?’ Houses are expensive and for first time buyers it can look as though you’ve got a mountain to climb just to get a foot on the ladder. In easy to access language, we’ll explain the basics of getting a mortgage and look at tips for getting your finances ready for homeownership.

With the help of some experts, we’ll also consider whether it is best to save up for a deposit in cash, or whether it is worth trying to grow it by investing on the stock market. And we’ll delve into the pros and cons of the Lifetime ISA to ask whether it is the best place to put it.

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