About Paul Claireaux

The short video above tells you what you to expect from this site.

But if you don’t want to listen to me just yet 😉

Here’s what others think of my work

Moira O'Neil

George Cooper

Jason Butler

And here’s what people who’ve worked with me said

Workshop testimonials

Or just google these topics

 smarter pension ideas or smarter investment ideas and see where that takes you.

Those links are good fun – click on them and I’ll do the searches for you!

Seriously, try it!

Okay, so that was fun but let’s be honest, Google is simply a search engine.

So, it won’t reliably RATE the quality of information you find.

And, if quality matters to you – and I’d suggest that it should where the stakes are high . . .

. . . then be sure to find solid reviews on the value of a book or website that you’re considering following.

Take note of truly independent and expert comment – like those above about my work from industry leaders.

And if you’re happy with all that . . . 

You might now like to watch the video at the top of the page – it’s really quite good!

And here’s some more information to help you decide if this is the right site for you.

Do you want some SOLID ideas to help you:

Earn, master and plan

My focus is on helping you ‘Achieve more’ of the things that matter to you 🙂

. . . and, in a sentence, my aim is to help you: 

MASTER your money and FREE up your life

Money Monster

So, this is about education – pure and simple. 

There are NO adverts for financial products here – I do NOT sell those things – so you can relax about that.

I simply take out the mysteries around money and take on the people who mislead you about it.

And that includes scammers and con artists and anyone selling expensive or stupidly risky investments . . .

. . . and a few misinformed and misleading writers in the Press and Blogs too!

Who is Paul Claireaux?

I’m an author, educator and a consumer champion of the personal finance world.

And I’m on a mission to turn our ideas about money upside down – as outlined in this feature article on my work.Gloucester Echo Feature

So, if you want to

Understand your money – to make better decisions about it.

Plan your money – to get it connected to what really matters in your life – your goals for yourself or your loved ones

Or earn more money  – if you need to.

Then I’m more than qualified to help you with all this 🙂

Unlike the vast majority of writers and coaches in this area, I’m qualified with a diploma in financial planning; have 25 years’ experience on the inside of the financial services industry – plus another 5 years studying it and writing about it.

I dealt with hundreds of financial adviser firms over many years during my ‘corporate’ days and was the number one B2B Sales Consultant for a blue-chip investment and pensions company.

I also headed up Investment Product developments (onshore and offshore) for that company and directed the projects that took our products to number one in their markets.

So, in addition to being able to help you earn more (at work – or in your business) with sales and marketing ideas.

I can help you navigate the minefield of investing and pension planning too.

I know precisely how financial products work. So, I can tell what ‘reasonable’ looks like in terms of product and fund charges.

And I know how financial advisers ‘tick’ too.

So, I can show you how some of them will try to mislead you and how you can protect yourself from bad or expensive advice.

I think you’ll be amazed at how advice quality and cost varies across this market.

Cost to fund a £20k pension

One other thing that might surprise you

Whilst, I’m qualified in this advice area, I choose NOT to sell financial products – and here’s why . . .

Financial products are the last thing you need to plan out your financial life.

What you need first is education and ideas to better understand your money and take control of it.  And to protect it from those who want to steal it or expose it to crazy risks.

And I can help you with all of that.

I also teach the fundamentals of psychology around money.

So, this is about our natural but irrational human behaviours (the ‘enemies inside our heads’ if you like) that quite often lead to our biggest money mistakes.

In group workshops or private coaching, I can teach you:

  1. A powerful (and proven) process for planning your money – to get it connected to what matters in your life.
  2. And a second process for rating any investment that anyone could ever put to . . . before you jump into it.

And the best part of it is . . .

You don’t need to tell me anything about your money – or your personal circumstances – to learn all this stuff.

If you simply want to learn the best ideas – that’s fine by me.

Finally, a bit more about me

I’m a father to three adult boys (Harry, George and Ed) who inspired me to start writing and focus my efforts on helping younger people (aged 25 to 50!) to make better choices about money.

Academically, I studied electrical engineering (briefly!) at Loughborough University – so I’m pretty quick with numbers and can help you to ‘see through’ anyone who tries to bamboozle you with them too.

And two curious facts!

I used to fly aeroplanes for a hobby and held a private pilot’s licence for 25 years.

And I’ve had surgery to replace collapsed discs in my neck with titanium joints.

So, if I talk to you with my head tilted to one side it does not necessarily mean I don’t believe what you’re saying!

Hope that’s useful background

Next steps

If you’re not yet familiar with personal coaching  – and you want to understand the benefits in general terms – and know what to look for in a coach – start here

Or, if you understand the benefits of coaching and just want to understand how my particular type of coaching could help you – head over here

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