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America has forgotten that small is beautiful

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Last week we have heard two speeches from two presidential elections candidates – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. They were talking about the economic policies they found suitable for the country. Both speeches were performed in Michigan, and both didn’t inspire people at all. Mr Trump’s hard-to-understand speech was

Apple is learning the hard way that tax avoidance is bad for business

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All the talks about taxes come to one conclusion – the word “complicated” doesn’t describe even a part of the disaster. It’s way too difficult to handle and doesn’t meet modern requirements at all. We could use it only as an alternative for a digital world, but it’s also

Tax the fat cats and leave us geese alone

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Jean-Baptiste Colbert who was the finance minister for Louis XIV once said that the process of taxation can be shown at geese feather plucking. You need to get the largest amount of feathers possible with the minimum amount of hissing. His description is even more suitable to our world

The rich and the march of the robots

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A new online wealth manager will help people reach their financial goals with the help of algorithms, not the actual management. People who have lots of money but no time are usually searching the places to invest finances with the help of wealth managers. They meet and discuss the

Rich are exploiting inheritance tax loophole

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The Department of Finance has received a warning from the wealth management whistleblower about an inheritance tax law gap that’s used by wealthy people to gain profit. An anonymous wealth manager contacted the department last year, telling them he or she has found a loophole people may use to

Majority of retiring teachers are under 60

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Most part of the teachers of primary schools who decided to retire last year were still under 60 – the official retirement age. In 2015 there was a major rise in pensions for retired school staff – the number has reached €739 million. After that, according to the data

The uneasy truth about retirement homes

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A Tory grandee decided to join the campaign that brings awareness to the problem of the resale value for the retirement houses that were newly build. The Campaign Against Retirement Leasehold Exploitation (Carlex) members think that the people who own such a property may suffer from major losses up

Why you shouldn’t be in a hurry to pay off student debt

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Surprised by the rise of the interest rates for the student loans provided by the government? The Times will make it all clear. All the loan rates have to fall down dramatically after the Brexit vote, however, students are still in trouble. The rates on student loans are expected

Student debt up 75% in five years

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According to the latest data, Scotland suffers the most from the troubles with student debt rises. During the past 5 years, Scottish students’ debts have increased by 75%. This data comes with the statistics by the Student Loans Company (SLC). Last year graduates have gathered a debt of £10,500,

Clarify Simple Economics with Your Blog Post

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We not only like to see guest posts on this website but we invite you to submit something of particular interest. Interested? Email us here at christopher@raspberryfinance.co.uk The topic we would like you to submit should be about Economics. Yes, there are microeconomics and macroeconomics. In the business of