As a business owner, it is essential to have a comprehensive plan in place to maximise your income and minimise your tax liability. This not only helps you achieve financial stability and growth, but also helps you prepare for retirement, ensuring you have enough savings and resources to enjoy a comfortable and secure retirement. Tax-efficient... Continue Reading →
Building Better Relationships
Building relationships is one of the most important things we can do to succeed in life. Whether it's with a romantic partner, a business colleague, or a lifelong friend, the people we surround ourselves with can have a profound impact on our happiness, success, and overall wellbeing. But, let's face it, building meaningful relationships can... Continue Reading →
The Land of No Returns
A STAGGERING amount of wealth disappeared down the drain last year from people who work for large-scale corporate enterprises. WHY? Auto-enrolment has no doubt seen a huge rise in the number of people entering a workplace pension plan, which is absolutely a good thing on the whole. However, most people who enter a workplace pension... Continue Reading →
The Third Place
Helping someone realise they can work because they want to, not because they have to, is incredibly empowering. Often, once someone is shown they are financially independent, they begin to enjoy work more than ever, free in the knowledge they can stop whenever they want, on their own terms.
Picking up the pieces
'There's a movement going on in the world of financial planning. A movement away from calculators, products and spreadsheets; towards emotional connection, engagement and experience. As the profession continues to evolve, so too does the way we operate as financial planning professionals and businesses.' Here, I share a personal story to help illustrate the power of emotional connection in client engagement.
What exactly is a lifetime cashflow forecast?
Many people feel they may have a good, solid financial foundation. They save and invest their money regularly and have built up a reasonable amount of wealth over their careers. Perhaps they have recently come into money through an inheritance of the sale of a business or shares. They have a good idea of where they are and how they got there, but until they begin to set out their goals for the future; what they want to achieve and how and when they want to achieve it, do they really have a plan?
Nick Murray: 18 pearls of wisdom
Nick Murray's books, newsletters and talks have had a major impact on my career and influenced many of the ways I practice the art of financial planning and client communication. Here, I have compiled a list of his wisest, most salient quotes and phrases.
Mortgages: to repay or not repay?
If a country’s financial persona could be summed up succinctly, the UK’s would most certainly be defined by our obsession with property, home ownership and mortgages.
Optimists in a world of pessimism
'The great financial planners are students of history. They take the countless lessons from the past and use them to contextualise the here and now, in order to help people make better long-term decisions for them and their families.'