Articles by Paul Claireaux

What’s your motivation?

And is it really that different to mine?

Achieve more of what matters to you

What’s your motivation?

And is it really that different to mine?

If you google motivation, you’ll see that there are more than one thousand million results listed. So, let’s save you from having to read all of those posts and summarise the issues that matter, right here! 😉

Does your adviser really understand risk?

And should you find out sooner rather than later?

Mencken. Clear, Simple & Wrong. Paul Claireaux

Does your adviser really understand risk?

And should you find out sooner rather than later?

Benoit Mandelbrot had a beautiful mind for risk. A Polish-born, French and American mathematician – he was the guy who discovered the idea of “self-similarity” in nature. You may have heard the term ‘Fractal’ which he coined to describe the beautiful and ‘apparently complex’ shapes in nature. This extraordinary simple concept explains how snowflakes are…

How to be less busy

and achieve more of what *really* matters to you

Busy Bees

How to be less busy

and achieve more of what *really* matters to you

Who wants to be – a less busy bee? Lots of us do, so let’s explore how to achieve more of what matters to us – without getting frazzled on the way?

12 reasons to offer Financial Education

and one reason not to.

12 reasons for financial education

12 reasons to offer Financial Education

and one reason not to.

Creating (or helping others to create) an engaging financial education programme delivers enormous value to any financial services business. It’s a great way to contribute to making the world a better place too. If you offer financial advice or products or both or you provide Marketing, Website Design, Videography or Speaker training services to this…

Financial Secrets for thirty somethings

Part 1. The questions about money we all share

Financial Secrets for thirty somethings

Financial Secrets for thirty somethings

Part 1. The questions about money we all share

A while back (January 2018) a young lady, Niamh, posted a question about financial planning on LinkedIn, and it went viral! Yes, incredibly, within just a few days her post attracted many thousands of likes and over 1,000 comments! Which is really odd when you think about it because most people would say that personal…

It’s OK to miss the best days

So you can ignore that misleading nonsense

Lies, damned lies and Statistics. Disraeli. lies. Paul Claireaux

It’s OK to miss the best days

So you can ignore that misleading nonsense

If you follow the money pages of any newspaper, you cannot have missed the ‘missing the best days’ story. But what they won’t tell you is that this story is … well… complete and utter nonsense. So, let’s expose it for the grossly misleading rubbish that it is – before you base any of your investment decisions…

What stormy weather can teach us about stock markets

And why we cannot control either of them

What stormy weather can teach us about stock markets

And why we cannot control either of them

We regularly have stormy weather around the UK: Strong winds, flash floods, thunder, lightning and occasionally hailstorms strong enough to set off the alarms on cars. Believe it or not, thunderstorms can teach us a lot about economies, stock-markets and house prices too!

Why you need to beware of goal obsession

and how it could literally kill you

Aircraft into storm. Paul Claireaux

Why you need to beware of goal obsession

and how it could literally kill you

If you’re planning to travel by aeroplane again (at some time in the future!) you’ll be pleased to know that pilots are trained to avoid goal obsession. In this short Insight, I want to explore why you need to avoid goal obsession too – and why you need to be extra ‘wary’ of those around……

Do you need to set goals?

or are you better off without them?

Goals do you need them

Do you need to set goals?

or are you better off without them?

Whether it’s on New Year’s eve, or any other day of the year, not everyone likes to set goals – and they’re not always necessary either! So, let’s take a balanced look at the pros and cons of having goals.