Childcare and your financial future

Childcare and your financial future

The “Motherhood Penalty” The financial wellbeing of women who choose to have children is constantly under threat – but this doesn’t have to be the case. New research shows that punishing childcare costs are creating a ‘motherhood penalty’ that contributes to an...
Never judge a book by its cover

Never judge a book by its cover

You know what’s worse than judging a book by its cover? Judging a book by its cover… AND THEN making financial decisions based on what you guess the book might tell you. And yet, we do this all the time. Not with books, but with people. Look at the photo. Not only are...
Five common tactics used by investment scammers

Five common tactics used by investment scammers

Three tips to avoid becoming a victim Julie recently met a new client who sadly had lost over £100,000 to a sustained campaign of telephone investment scamming aimed at retired people. This is becoming more worrying as these con artists are using ever more...
Angel Delight

Angel Delight

When I was younger I used to love Birds Angel Delight. So much so that I would buy a packet and a pint of milk, make up the mixture (butterscotch flavour was my favourite) and eat it all at once. But I noticed that something happened as I was eating it: First...
The Tricky Issue of Later Life Planning

The Tricky Issue of Later Life Planning

Many clients who have their later life planning under control say it was easier than they thought and they felt better once they had dealt with it. Conversations with clients about later life and dying can be difficult or uncomfortable and yet this is an essential...