Did you think that Financial Life Planning is either encouraging people to spend their money, or to save it for extravagant holidays. Certainly, a big challenge is enabling clients to find the freedom to spend their money (especially if it was inherited from parents who never spent), and helping them live to their means with an eye on the future. The real goal is happiness – being able to help people be at ease with their position, and helping them to enjoy life without the burden of worry (still of course with a responsible financial eye on the future). Continue reading “If you thought life planning was all about holidays, then think again”
The benefits of leaving the city and heading to the beach
Why does it seemed that so many people in Cornwall are laid back to the point of being horizontal ?
Frazer Hicks the boatman from the Isles of Scilly once famously described the local word ‘dreckly’ as “like manyana, but with less urgency”.
So what is it about living near the coast, on the beach and in sight of the sea? Scientists have discovered that the ‘blue space’ effect has an incredible way of making you feel at ease.
There are four notable ways : Continue reading “The benefits of leaving the city and heading to the beach”
Here are the five bigger holes in your bucket…
Following on from the post ‘There’s a hole in your bucket”, lets have a closer look at each of those areas in turn : Continue reading “Here are the five bigger holes in your bucket…”
There’s a hole in your bucket – well probably quite a few …
No doubt you have seen the film The Bucket List, the idea which has inspired many people to review what their most important tangible goals are. Climbing a mountain, running a marathon, having a sports car, visiting a certain place, learning something new and so on. Many bucket lists and plans tend to be focused around things, going, doing, seeing and having, and there have been many words written and spoken about achieving those things. However, there is a far deeper, more meaningful aspect which is easily overlooked and forgotten! Continue reading “There’s a hole in your bucket – well probably quite a few …”
Retirement – the truth v the vision
Many people find that their view and experience of their retirement may be very different from what they expect. Reality can be a pretty harsh awakener (especially if it’s your retirement). Continue reading “Retirement – the truth v the vision”
How does your journey to work make you feel?
Many of us acknowledge that the journey to work is a real drag, that arduous commute, changing from 1st gear to 2nd, or jammed into a stuffy bus or tube train (that’s probably where you are reading this now). This is no way to make you feel uplifted and positive about the day to come – far from it! Continue reading “How does your journey to work make you feel?”
Why not turn your passion into a profession?
Can you remember all those dreams and goals which have been buried over the years (adulthood and rationality get in the way). Frequently, the job or past time which sparked your enthusiasm and joy when you were 8 years old, still holds a small candle of passion deep inside of you yet, years of growing up, school, work, stuff, responsibility and so on, has reduced it to the tiniest glimmering flicker – almost forgotten. Continue reading “Why not turn your passion into a profession?”