Carbon enjoys a hard-earned reputation for our commitment to Scottish sport. It has been further enhanced by an agreement to become a ground-breaking “Premier Partner” with Blairgowrie Golf Club, host to the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup. The commitment to the … Continued

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In his previous blog, former hedge fund manager Lars Kroijer, author of Investing Demystified, shared his views on the recent market turbulence, concluding that the overwhelming number of investors have absolutely no chance of outperforming the financial markets. So what, … Continued

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Last week was a volatile week for global stock markets. Even for experienced investors, episodes like these can be quite unsettling. So, what, if anything, should investors do now? Lars Kroijer is a former hedge fund manager and author whose … Continued

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Carbon was delighted to support the latest Bill McLaren Foundation’s “Voice of Rugby” dinner, along with Craneware, at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield House. It was quite an occasion on a Six Nations weekend, with the guest speakers being All Blacks legend Zinzan … Continued

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6th February 2018

How to find a balance

Living a happy and fulfilled life is largely about finding the right balance. We all know, for instance, that maintaining a healthy weight entails eating less and exercising more, but life would be boring if we never overindulged; and occasionally … Continued

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Retirement planning was fairly uncomplicated in 1970s Britain. Men retired at 65 and women at 60, and because of a relatively generous state pension, even the less well-off didn’t need to worry too much about running out of money in … Continued

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15th January 2018

The secret to happiness…

A recent study on money and happiness brought disappointing news for those hoping that having more of the former will guarantee more of the latter. Researchers asked more than 4,000 millionaires of different levels of wealth to say how happy … Continued

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There’s a cognitive bias, widely recognised in the field of social psychology, called illusory superiority. It’s been called many things but it’s perhaps most popularly known as the Lake Wobegon effect, named after the fictional town created by the author … Continued

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22nd December 2017

A Carbon Christmas Carol

A Carbon Christmas Carol In Charles Dickens’s timeless story, the protagonist Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. These three ghosts highlight the mistakes that Scrooge has made in his past, his … Continued

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On the final day of our series of encounters with Christmas financial ghosts – Past, Present and Yet to Come – we steel ourselves once more to focus, perhaps, on the most terrifying spectre of all: the Ghost of Financial … Continued

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