finance

Thank you Paul Knott!

Thank you Paul Knott!

Ignorance hurts like a kick to the head that’s why Pinso is giving a BIG thank you to Business turnaround specialist and author of Ouch!: What you don’t know about money and why it matters (more than you think) Paul Knott for writing a series of fantastic and informative articles on finance that will spare you […]

Don’t listen to what people say, look at what they do

Don’t listen to what people say, look at what they do

Next up is the old adage, don’t listen to what people say, look at what they do. Central banks have become net buyers of gold since 2009 and the Chinese are buying it like the clappers. There are many suggesting that at some point China will declare its currency to be backed by gold. Their […]

Foible Combat

Foible Combat

Unfortunately your brain is hardwired to perform badly under certain conditions. The good news is that you are not alone – everyone else has exactly the same issues – so whilst it’s not a personal criticism I’m afraid it is still relevant. Now I’m not going to expose all of your mental foibles here, you […]

26 Million Unemployed People

26 Million Unemployed People

Last week I read that there was 26 million unemployed people (young people) in Europe aka the Eurozone. My immediate response was holy shit!  I then later read that Francois Hollande (French President) told Japanese business leaders that the Euro Crisis was over – really? So you can see there’s a bit of ‘debate’ or […]

Positively Outrageous

Positively Outrageous

Let’s rewind a second to investigate how most of our money in the UK is currently created. In the last post we have touched on how the government/central bank can literally ‘print’ it out of thin air but you may not be aware that your privately owned High St bank also can do the same.  […]

You’ve got to pick a pocket or two

You’ve got to pick a pocket or two

I postulated at the end of my last article that the government is going to steal lots of money from you – whether you have any savings or not – so an explanation of how that is going to happen may be helpful before we move onto what you can do to protect yourselves. Let’s […]

Getting started with crowdfunding

Getting started with crowdfunding

  We’ve all been there.  Brimming over with ideas for exciting projects, for getting businesses up and running.  But if you’re a student or a graduate, there’s often a stumbling block: money.  Crowdfunding is often pitched to creatives as a good way to get funded but what is it and most importantly, does it work? […]

Banks Love You

Banks Love You

Congratulations you are a creative. The right side of your brain dominates your left which amongst other things makes you fun to hang out with. In fact we should go for a beer sometime. However, one possible flip-side to this zest for an unconventional life is having a low boredom threshold and, let’s face it, […]

OUCH! Finance!

OUCH! Finance!

And on this day we shall be discussing finance henceforth post haste. Thats right! We will be talking (writing) about finance. As creatives we are primarily focused on our creative work, the creative process, the user interaction, the moments when it all comes together and then the feelings of accomplishment come pouring in, tenting our fingers and in the words of Mr Burns saying “excellent”. […]