A selection of Marina's published articles

These articles have been published in the Economist, Standpoint Magazine, Financial Times, MoneyWeek, the Times Literary Supplement, New York Observer and more

Monthly Archives: May, 2016

Money Observer: Pension dashboard – international lessons learnt

Australia, Sweden and the Netherlands have pension dashboards, where savers can see all their pensions in one place, while British savers risk being left in the ‘slow lane’ unless the … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Money Observer: What other savings events should qualify for the new Lifetime Isa?

TISA, the financial services membership association, is calling for industry professionals and the general public to have their say on which additional lifetime events should be included in the Lifetime … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

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In a crowded London shop
An open book and empty cup 

On the marble table-top.
While on the shop and street I gazed

My body of a sudden blazed;
And twenty minutes more or less It seemed, so great my happiness,

That I was blessed and could bless.

- Yeats

Always to shine,
to shine everywhere,
to the very deeps of the last days,
to shine—
and to hell with everything else!
That is my motto—
and the sun’s!

- Mayakovsky

Can it pull extraordinary faces?
Is it usually sick on a swing?
Does it spend all its time at the races,
or fiddling with pieces of string?
Has it views of its own about money?
Does it think patriotism enough?
Are its stories vulgar but funny?
O tell me the truth about love.

- WH Auden