UK base rate raised to 0.5% – impact of interest rates on investments

uk-interest-rate-personal-financeAn interest rate hike has been talked about in the UK media for quite a long time now. Today interest rates have gone up from 0.25% to 0.5%. Now that, on 2nd November 2017, interest rates have finally been raised after a period of 10 years, what does this mean for investors, particularly those eyeing financial independence. Further interest rate rises are expected, gradually, at the same 0.25% or 25 basis points step. Should we all panic, stay the course by maintaining our current strategies or tweak our future plans. Continue reading

Pilot Flying J: Warren Buffett’s latest buy shows that you should invest in what you know

http://www.compoundyourfreedom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Pilot-Flying-J-Warren-Buffet.jpg100 Billion Dollars but nowhere to spend it. This has been one of Warren Buffett’s biggest problems in 2017. For us small investors, we are always scrambling to put as much capital as we can as soon as possible into the appropriate investment vehicles. Our problem is having to little cash relative to investment opportunities as opposed to the opposite scenario for Buffett.

However, on Continue reading