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Unwise Edinburgh property investment (Rousse)

Goodness knows why we sold our beautifully proportioned Georgian Edinburgh New Town flat. Now, instead, we owned two ridiculous pieds à terre. Even students would turn their noses up at the first. The second was uninhabitable thanks to the mess … Continue reading

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Potato and pea poisoning in buy-to-let investment (Rousse)

TPR and I and some friends invested in a buy-to-let flat. One of our co-investors took the lead on the renovations and started by dismantling the navy blue bath. We chose the wallpaper (in the event too expensive for a … Continue reading

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Couple transform modest semi into feline zoo with big cat pet collection (Rousse)

P and S sold their place in the country as they moved nearly all their investments out of property. They were now living in a modest 1970s semi on a small housing estate. P invited a bunch of school friends … Continue reading

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Classic car investment (Rousse)

I despaired at my parents who proudly showed off their latest acquisition. This was a set of four wrecked ‘classic’ cars that they considered to be valuable vintage vehicles. There was a badly bashed grey Golf GTi, a Ford Cortina, … Continue reading

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Patents show the way to invest (Rousse)

TF could not wait to share his enthusiasm for the Thomson Reuters Derwent World Patent Index. “Patent submissions show where innovation is happening in industry”, he explained. “With this database we can track the most innovative companies, and make good … Continue reading

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Secret double life of world-famous magician (Rousse)

We stood in the queue at the tiny booth. Would we buy the world-famous magician’s standard tour merchandise, or splash out on limited edition signed T shirts at £40 a piece? The staff were keen to sell us the latter, … Continue reading

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Rousse’s accidental art and antiquarian book investments

Now that we’d had the charcoal drawing framed it was time to get it valued. We also wondered if the two shabby books that the artist had given us were worth anything. While we waited our turn to be served … Continue reading

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