Insights

To buy or not to buy

Anne Hathaway's cottage

To buy or not to buy

To buy – or not to buy (and rent) that is the question! Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous house price growth … … OK, sorry, got carried away there. The truth is that buying a property is one of the biggest financial decisions we will ever…

If salary increases reduce your pay!

take home more income

If salary increases reduce your pay!

Imagine how you’d feel if your take-home pay didn’t rise (or it fell!) after a pay increase 🙁

The true cost of a pension

Fund your pension for a cappuccino a day

The true cost of a pension

So what is the true cost of a pension? It sounds like a simple question doesn’t it? But it’s seemingly impossible for some financial journalists to get to the bottom of it – as I summarised in this video So, let’s see how the Press and others might mislead us about pensions … … and ask if…

Seven ways to achieve more

7 ways to achieve more

Seven ways to achieve more

I guess most of us would ‘like’ to achieve more of our biggest life goals … … but the truth is that most goals never get done  – and most new year’s resolutions fail 🙁 So, let’s look at why that might be – and explore some ideas for helping you get more of yours…

Finding happiness in shades of grey

Deceive ourselves twice Camus

Finding happiness in shades of grey

Albert Camus had some great insights on life and relationships and this one is so true don’t you think? Our views are distorted … either by affection on the way into a relationship – or dislike on the way out. So, it’s easy to lose our sense of balance on these journeys …

Know your elements of well-being

Elements of your well-being

Know your elements of well-being

Hey guys, a couple of years back (Sept 2015) I had a great day out listening to experts in well-being – and saw the Dalai Lama interviewed on stage at a London Theatre.