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Computer Help for People Over 50
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Many in the Silver Surfer age range missed out on training for the Computer Age. Here are some help and useful resources.

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Winning with Investment Trusts!
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Investing in the Stock Market Investing in the stock market can be a risky business. However, over the long term the performance has been good. For example, over the last year the FTSE is up 2.29% (August 2018) – not brilliant and hardly better than sticking your capital in a safe Bank Account. The picture is […]

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The Good Liar (by Nicholas Searle)
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There is nothing like a good con story. You might even feel on the conman’s side if the con is clever and intricate. However, what happens when two domestic partners might be conning each other?

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Origin (by Dan Brown)
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[star rating="5" max="5"] Origin by Dan Brown is a super read. He is a Master of the Genre. Intrigue, technology, monarchy and religious factions all contribute to yet another page turner!

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A Treachery of Spies (by Manda Scott)
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[star rating="4" max="5"] This novel has tremendous potential. The premise is indeed interesting; there are two threads: one set in the last months of World War II in the Jura area, and the other in 2018 following murders in Orleans and investigated by Captain Picaut. But I have reservations …

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Sector Performance – a good indicator?
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How to improve your investment strategies with Sector investing. Beat the S&P 500!

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The Girl from Venice (by Martin Cruz Smith)
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[star rating="5" max="5"] This would be a great holiday read if you were vacationing in Northern Italy. The story is primarily located the lagoon in Venice and Lake Garda to the west. The plot deals with the period towards the end of the war in 1945.

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Chromebooks Ideal for Silver Surfers
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In Heaven with a Chromebook Chromebooks: No nonsense and easy to use with no maintenance: what is there to dislike for the older generation? Boots up in seconds, no worries about viruses and malware, no software to buy and no endless Windows 10 updates. At my advanced age (well not so advanced I like to […]

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Stretching Your Budget  – Top Tips
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Silver Surfers are often living on a Fixed Income – state pension, company / private pension, bank interest, and other investments. Statistics suggest that many are having to survive on just a state pension with no savings. So stretching the budget is rather important! In this article I outline some of the tactics I use […]

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Missing Pieces (by Laura Pearson)
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[star rating="5" max="5"] What a superb debut from Laura Pearson – she is going to be an author to look out for. Her tragic story about a family who try to cope with two deaths is sad but poignant and uplifting.

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How to Benefit from P2P (Peer to Peer) Phenomenon
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With saving rates so low – where else can you put your savings for a decent return? We have looked at investment trusts with good dividends in excess of 4% in How to Live Well in Retirement but  of course the value of trusts can go down as well as up! Well, P2P or Peer […]

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