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 πŸ˜‰

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

Try ‘Googling’ these topics

Try ‘Googling’ smarter pension ideas or smarter investment ideas to see what results you get.

Just click on those links – 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 it should when the stakes are high, just make sure you can find genuine and solid reviews on the value of a book or website 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 only just over two minutes long!

Now, what sort of help do you want?

Do you need ideas to help you:

Three types of help

I focus on sharing ideas to help you ‘Achieve more’ of the things that really matter to you πŸ™‚

So, this is about helping you to

Master your money – and free up your life

Money Monster

And, it’s about education – pure and simple 

There are NO adverts for financial products here – because 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.

So, that includes scammers and anyone selling expensive or stupidly risky investments.

And, it includes any misinformed or misleading writers in the Press and Blogs too!

Who is Paul Claireaux?

Who am I? Well, that’s a fair question …

… 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.

It’s all 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 simply earn more money from the work you do – by changing what you do … or how you do it?

Then I’m more than qualified to help πŸ™‚

Unlike most writers and coaches in this area, I’m qualified with a diploma in financial planning.

I also have 25 years’ experience on the inside of the financial services industry …

… and another 6 years studying it and writing about it πŸ™‚

I’ve 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, on top of offering sales and marketing ideas, to help you earn more in your job or your business …

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 could 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 financial planning, I’ve chosen NOT to join the tribe selling 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 understand your financial options

… and how your money can get chewed up by hidden charges or exposed to crazy risks.

You’ll struggle to make good financial decisions unless you understand the basics around this stuff.

But I can help you with all of that and on the psychology around money too.

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.

One educational workshop – two lessons

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

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

And here’s the best part

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 these ideas – that’s just fine by me.

Finally, some more about me

I’m a father to three adult boys (Harry, George and Ed) who inspired me to start writing …

… and to 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 percentage fees or returns 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 that 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 find out what you should 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

Money Life Map

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And take good care out there. 

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