The Anonymous Widower

Open Banking

Open Banking – Not for me.

But as a retired world-class programmer, I can envisage an AI-based computer system, that you can run on your laptop to guide your financial decisions!

In my lifetime, I have come across various pieces of financial advice, that proved to be totally crap.

For a start, I’ve met at least four people, who used the strength of the Icelandic banking system to lose all their savings.

Every financial expert told me not to touch Zopa. But it has paid me five percent before tax on my savings for ten years.

There’s an old City joke.

The best way to make a small fortune is to give a large one to a financial adviser.

Many a true word was spoken in jest.

January 12, 2018 - Posted by | Computing, Finance, World | ,

2 Comments »

  1. As a programmer who is just starting out in this world, I believe that your words are very true! I have only ever taken money advice from my mom, who seems to know the best with the little money that I earn 😉 All jokes aside, the market is very volatile and finding what works for you best in terms of returns is like hitting the jackpot 🙂

    Comment by Saloni | January 12, 2018 | Reply

  2. Choose the companies and organisations you work for carefully!

    Comment by AnonW | January 12, 2018 | Reply


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