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The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

One of the world’s largest hospitals – built in just a fortnight – is one reason to be optimistic, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

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No-one has any idea how long the nation will be in semi- or even permanent lockdown, so eliminating unnecessary outgoings will provide a welcome boost, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Investors chasing high yields should proceed with caution, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis and missing your local pub quiz? We’ve got the answer to your problems.

Financial expert Peter Sharkey on why you should think carefully before pressing the ‘sell’ button...

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Financial expert Peter Sharkey asks if coronavirus is a genuine threat or an example of mass panic?

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

The new, multi-tasking Chancellor has to work out what to do with the current ISA allowance, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

As is the case with flooding, action needs to be taken on pensions to avoid a national catastrophe, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

A humble man cooking fresh humble food. Yet there is so much to boast about when it comes to ‘I am dumpling’, a stall he runs weekly in Essex and Cambridge, including Saffron Walden.

The ‘Railway Mania’ of the 1840s is a timely reminder of a period when share prices rose too fast before collapsing, says financial expert Peter Sharkey

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Jamie Oliver’s visit to a Saffron Walden-based chocolatier will be featuring on Channel 4 tonight, February 7 from 8pm.

In less than 40 years, average life expectancy will be 100. How do we – and our pensions – handle that? asks Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Been on a health kick? Peter Sharkey says if January is the time for your body, February is all about your cash...

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

‘Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet,’ said Jean Jacques Rousseau – a quote worth remembering, says financial expert Peter Sharkey

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

He was “selfless, energetic, creative, passionate and inspirational”. These are just some of the qualities people will remember of Graham Harding, a man who was loved by many in Saffron Walden.

Becoming an expat could help you to boost your savings, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Last year, consumers spent an extra £14 million a month buying Greggs’ products, says Peter Sharkey, suggesting that owning a slice of the bakery brand could become a sound investment.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

For a family in Thaxted, New Year’s Day was more than just the first day of the year. It was the first day of their fifth member’s life.

Saving upwards of £700 is actually quite easy, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Saffron Walden adventurer, entrepreneur, and world record-breaker Fiona Quinn, 32, published her first-hand account of stand up paddleboarding the famous Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) route.

Equity release makes combining holidays with an enhanced pension possible, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

The festuve season is one for reflection, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

People prepared to risk some, not all, of their money could enjoy significantly better returns, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey takes a trip down memory lane and discovers how things have changed – both at the banks and on the football pitch.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Whether it be classic cars, art, stamps or wine, alternative investments are a potential minefield says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

It was cool when Kojak carried his coffee in 1970s New York but times change, says Peter Sharkey, and ditching the habit could help you to save.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Get into the festive spirit and skate in style at The North Pole Cambridge, whatever the weather

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey explains why saving is a much better option than the slim chance of joining the lottery jackpot winners.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey looks at how the stock market changes in the midst of a general election.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Enjoying a holiday is important to our wellbeing, but saving for it requires a plan, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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