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How To Retire A Millionaire In Three Easy Steps

February 8, 2011


Don’t smoke.  In addition to being appalling for your health, smoking cigarettes also seriously harms your wealth.  At an average of 20 cigarettes per day and a pack costing roughly £6, this would set someone back £2,190 per annum. Save the proceeds into a pension scheme.  Under UK tax regulations, the government will add £1 […]

Which Corporate Governance Factors Impact Shareholder Returns?

November 15, 2010


Lucian Bebchuk, Alma Cohen and Allen Ferrell of the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business at Harvard University published a study in 2004 entitled What Matters in Corporate Governance? They studied twenty-four different governance provisions and tested for correlations with firm value and stockholder returns.  They found that only six corporate governance […]