Tandem Thinking

22 Jul

Inflation and Your Investments

If you have read the financial press recently, you may have noticed some speculation around inflation. Modest inflation is good for the economy. It indicates prosperity and encourages investment. The government target for inflation is 2% per year. But after an unprecedented year, when growth across...

22 Jul

A Short Guide to Macroeconomics

The economy is an intricate machine with many moving parts. Generally it ticks along in a cyclical fashion, expanding and contracting over a period of several years. News articles about the economy tend to focus on a particular issue and turn it into a story that...

25 Mar

Bonds: Rising Yields and Falling Prices

Bonds rarely receive the same level of attention as equities. They don’t offer the excitement of wildly fluctuating prices or rapid growth. Bonds are the more steady, stable cousin of equities, which some investors may consider a little dull. But bonds are one of four main...

25 Mar

What Your Money Habits Say About You

Money is one of the fundamental needs in modern society. Along with food, human connection, shelter, and health, it is not only essential, but inextricably tied up with our emotions. Trying to meet all of our needs in a modern society can result in anxiety...

19 Jan

Planning The Way Ahead In 2021

Here at Tandem Financial, our aim is to help our clients make wise decisions with their money. Whilst we hope 2021 will hold better things than 2020, it is likely that many challenges still lie ahead. It pays to have a robust, updated financial plan...

23 Nov

What to Do with Surplus Cash

Cash interest is at an historic low point, with the Bank of England base rate reducing to 0.10% in March 2020. There have even been discussions of interest rates moving into negative figures, although how this would work in practice is less clear. You may be...