Posts Tagged ‘Truth’

Why financial planning is not common sense

And why that’s a good thing!

Mencken. Clear, simple and wrong. Paul Claireaux

Why financial planning is not common sense

And why that’s a good thing!

A 10 to 15-minute read – depending on your speed. Most of us look for common-sense answers to various questions in life. In this Insight, we’ll explore why that is often a bad idea, particularly when it comes to money. Common-sense answers to common and simple questions are helpful. But with complex questions (like making…

Who might be happy after a stock market crash?

and who might be seriously upset?

Who might be happy after a stock market crash?

and who might be seriously upset?

A 10 to 15-minute read – depending on your speed. By the end of this Insight (for investors of all ages), you’ll understand more than most people about this critically important paradox of investing. In short, you’ll know why stock market crashes can (simultaneously) be good news for some people and miserable for others! We…

Should you pay for financial advice?

And if so, what is a reasonable price?

Lost in front of map. Paul Claireaux

Should you pay for financial advice?

And if so, what is a reasonable price?

If you’re thinking about working with a financial coach, planner or adviser, or you already receive such a service and you’re concerned about the price, this Insight is for you. This is a 10 to 20-minute read, depending on your speed. Yes, that’s quite a long read, but we believe everyone needs to understand the…

Well-being is a skill

and we can enhance it, quickly in some areas.

Elements of your well-being

Well-being is a skill

and we can enhance it, quickly in some areas.

A few years ago, (Sept 2015) I had the pleasure of a trip to a London Theatre to hear experts present their research on well-being – and discuss what it means with the Dalai Lama.

Do you really need a coach?

and are they worth paying for?

Hemingway. Most people never listen. Paul Claireaux

Do you really need a coach?

and are they worth paying for?

I love that quote, don’t you? How many people do you know who really listen to you? And how many of those are able to give you informed feedback; Insights, Ideas and tools you can use ?

Seven ways to achieve more

Without working yourself into the ground

7 ways to achieve more. Paul Claireaux

Seven ways to achieve more

Without working yourself into the ground

Many of us want to achieve more of our big life goals, but the truth is that most goals are never achieved. And most New Year’s resolutions fail too! So, let’s look at why this is, and explore how you could achieve more of yours.

Change three words you use each day

and transform your life for the better

Change three words to transform your life

Change three words you use each day

and transform your life for the better

During these extraordinary times, it’s easy to feel pressured (by others or ourselves) to do more of those things that we think we ‘should’ be doing. But that way of thinking doesn’t really help us to ‘achieve more’ at the best of times and it certainly won’t help now. So, let’s explore a different (and…

Would you dance with a ‘lone nut’ ?

And encourage others to join a NEW movement

Twain, pause and reflect. Paul Claireaux

Would you dance with a ‘lone nut’ ?

And encourage others to join a NEW movement

If you’re anything like me, you’ll know that being different can be tough sometimes. It’s often easier to stick with the majority. That’s not to say I go looking for arguments, but I like solving problems and finding ways to improve things. And not everyone’s up for the challenges that result!

What is the true cost of a pension?

and why might it be LESS than 'some' experts tell you?

Cappuccino Pension. Paul Claireaux

What is the true cost of a pension?

and why might it be LESS than 'some' experts tell you?

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, inadvertently, mislead us about pensions, and if this might…