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Finance Group in 2007
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The Finance Group has continued to meet every 2 months on the second Wednesday at 4pm in the High Lane Village Hall.  We were requested to try to roll out the concept over a wider audience within the Pennine region.  Hence we contacted the various U3A groups within the region, and we have encountered a pleasing response with members attending the recent meetings from Marple, Mellor, Marple Bridge, Buxton and Romiley.

Our guest at the January meeting was James McLellan, who is part of the Marple based Savoy Investment Management Group.  They are member of the Stock Exchange.  James provided information on investing in shares and gave details of what services are available here on our doorstep.

Unfortunately we were unable to have a March meeting.
At the meeting on 9th May the topic was "Investing in wine" together with a wine tasting.

At the July
meeting the guest speaker was Scott Grayson who owns the Edward Mellor franchise that covers Marple and High Lane.  He covered a wide spectrum of the housing market such as
- where prices are currently going;
- investing in double glazing or any other home improvements, and the effect that these may have on the   value of a house;
- how long it will possibly take to sell a house;
- what are the tricks of the trade to watch out for;
- and numerous matters that members raised.

There was no meeting in September.

If anyone wishes to receive further information, then please do not hesitate to contact me on d.hill7013@ntlworld.com.

Derek Hill