In today’s world, we are never more than a finger swipe away from keeping up with the latest intrigue-grabbing headlines. It’s a world designed to grab your attention with the least resistance possible, to distract you from the normality of everyday life with a seemingly never-ending conveyer belt of crises. There seems to be a need amongst society to be worried about something, whatever that thing is. Many of us aren’t happy unless we have something to be unhappy about.
Like anyone else, our clients are swept up by the barrage of noise. This may seem more prominent in recent years, with political controversies such as Donald Trump’s presidency, a nation divided by Brexit or, most recently, Boris Johnson becoming the 77th UK Prime Minister. There is no longer such a thing as a ‘slow news day’.
So why does this relate to us as financial advisers?
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