Category Archives: Family

Parents financial planning for university

university planning for parents

If your offspring are flying the nest next month to university you’ve probably got mixed feelings. You may feel happy for them but wondering if you’ll feel bereft/glad that you won’t be getting woken up at 3am when they come home from the nightclub.   You’ve probably also done most […]

How to truly achieve life balance?

Life Balance

Work – life balance – work to live or live to work? It’s an increasingly hot topic of late as working from home, flexible and agile working becomes more the norm. Many would think this would facilitate a balance; however, some people still find that when they are at home […]

Why organising your finances is good for your mental health

finances and mental health

Why is organising your finances good for your mental health? Mind, the mental health charity says:   It’s those nagging thoughts in the middle of the night that cause us to lose sleep, cause gut busting anxiety and yes, it can become a vicious cycle leading to depression, relationship issues […]

15 tips for financial freedom

financial freedom

Get yourself on the right financial path  Financial freedom means having enough money to afford the lifestyle you want for yourself and your family for the rest of your life, without fear of running out or being employed or dependant on others. These 15 top tips can help you on […]

Working from home – or living at work?

emma purvis

We’ve reached the anniversary of us all packing up our office and working from home! We cannot believe it’s been a year. It’s certainly had its ups and downs. Recently we read an article in The Times, which covered how six successful women work from home, so we thought we’d […]

When can I retire? Do you know your “magic number”?

magic number

I was having coffee with friends, in those pre-lockdown halcyon days, and one asked “when do you think you will retire?” My answer is always the same “when my pension and investments reach the magic number!”  Obviously my magic number is personal!  But I 100% know what it is and […]

Getting closer to 50 – financial planning priorities

Amanda Cowie

To round off with the Financial Planning Week blog posts from our team, Director and Chartered Financial Planner Amanda Cowie gives her thoughts on financial planning when you are nearing 50!…   If, like me, you are getting near your “special” birthday you maybe can’t believe that you are at […]

Advice for young families saving for their future

Danielle Knowles

Today to support Financial Planning Week are some top tips from our paraplanner Danielle Knowles for young families saving for their future whilst looking after their loved ones…   I am Danielle, a 37-year-old mum of two to Charlie 5 and Daisy 3.   Working in financial services makes you […]

Coping with the unexpected – what price peace of mind?

financial planning family

For many of us, the last few months have been about ticking some long-awaited jobs off a list.  Even for those still working it’s amazing how much time has been freed up when we haven’t got the usual distractions like a social life for instance. At the start of this […]

What happens to my pension when I die?

One of the most regularly asked questions I get from clients is “what happens to my pension when I die”. Your pension can be your largest asset, often exceeding the value of your home. The rules governing pensions can be complex and have changed significantly in recent years. What happens […]