Martin Bamford: Become a specialist Financial Planner

I’m not good at everything. Despite my prevalence for slightly too much bravado and confidence, I’m reminded often of my limitations.

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Bamford: FSCS must shun the ‘casino’ losers

I’ve only been to a casino once in my life. Perhaps fittingly for this story, it was during a business trip to Barcelona with life assurance company NPI, at the very start of my career. I walked into the Casino de Barcelona with a colleague, watched a gentleman lose several thousand pesetas on a spin of the roulette wheel, and promptly walked back out again, feeling a little nauseous at the speed and scale of the loss. James Bond, I’m not.

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Bamford: Financial Planning is stressful but rewarding

Chloe Moran recently shared her daily stresses as a Paraplanner, many of with which I could identify. I think it’s healthy to talk about these things; laying them out on the table can be a cathartic exercise resulting in positive change.

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Bamford: ‘FSCS is a giant regulatory train wreck’

I like to think of myself as a fairly laid back guy. Relatively few things in this life make me angry.

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