Category Archives: Personal

I will faithfully try the defendant

This is a very personal blog about my recent experience doing jury service. I hope you find it interesting. We all know how our justice system works. Asked simple questions about who does what, we would get them right. And … Continue reading

Posted in Behaviour, Education, Personal | 1 Comment

All in it together

Being “in it together” makes things easier when the going gets tough. David Cameron appealed to this when he vowed to tackle the deficit, albeit that some have since tried to turn it against him. In pension terms, employees were … Continue reading

Posted in auto-enrolment, Behaviour, Personal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How consumers really decide

Appalled by the FSA’s belief that key features illustrations and the requirements set out in its consultation paper CP12/05 (chapter 5 -pension scheme disclosure proposals) will actually help consumers make good decisions, I produced this real-world, personal example of how consumers really make decisions … Continue reading

Posted in Behaviour, Illustrations, Pension rules, Personal, SIPPs | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Expect important stuff to end up under the carpet

It’s just over 5 weeks since the Sipphound family moved house and I’m feeling the urge to look back, survey the muddle, poke some fun at myself and draw a serious lesson out. Plenty of people have told me how … Continue reading

Posted in auto-enrolment, Behaviour, Education, Personal | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Fall and Rise of Sipphound

I’m sure, like me, you’re old enough to remember the energy of Leonard Rossiter and the eccentric character he played, Reggie Perrin. (I’m confident too that, working in pensions, we’re allowed to talk about age.) Well, in a matter of … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, SIPPs, social media | Tagged , , | 1 Comment