mental health

Even before COVID-19, mental health was regularly in the news and without doubt, there’s previously been plenty of focus on “talking”, with adverts on TV to “Get Britain Talking” but actually, I feel it’s been neglected somewhat of late.  The pandemic has exacerbated feelings of loneliness, people feel there’s no enjoyment in life and not…

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Woman planning her funeral

Funerals – not the happiest topic and neither is it one that you’re likely to get excited about, but actually, you can get a little “excited” about funeral planning and anyway, a catchy title means you probably clicked on it!  The FCA Is Regulating Funeral Plans There’s definitely one good reason to get excited about…

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remote working from home

I know I’ve talked about virtual meetings and remote working before but as it seems it’s here to stay, I thought I’d delve deeper.  I believe that remote working has so many advantages, as I’ve mentioned in other posts. One of the biggest one for me, is that I can see clients all over the…

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You Can Lead a Horse to Water

I love a good saying, and one of the ones that I find myself repeating time and again is “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.” Usually, it rushes across my mind when I’m in the middle of a conversation with a client who’s umming and aahing over my…

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Financial Education

For those of you that do not know me personally, you might not realise that I have a strong passion for education and learning. I may no longer be what you’d call a “spring chicken” but that doesn’t mean I can’t continue to broaden my mind! My Education My own journey through education was an…

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Zoom Meeting

So today I thought I’d talk about a typical week in my life. Except that typical is the wrong word now! Everything is still “new” and normal is different, for all of us. I thought I’d regroup and examine what my new, normal week looked like, what I like about it and what it’s taught…

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Woman spending money

Now this is a really important subject.  I’m not talking about losing crisp, fresh notes when you’ve been to the cashpoint.  Perhaps absent-mindedly not taking them with you because you’ve been busy concentrating on other things (although that’s incredibly annoying). Or dropping loose notes into an unzipped handbag because you think you’ll put them in…

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mature couple

In the last piece that I wrote I stressed the importance of you writing a Will, (if you haven’t seen it, click here). Today, I want to talk about an even more important document – your Lasting Powers of Attorney. You see, I think that your LPA (that’s the shortened version of its name) is…

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Mother and child

No matter how many times I come across it, I still find it amazing, indeed shocking that two out of three adults do not have a valid Will in place. When you put it down to figures, did you know, that means that only 33% have a will? I often why the other 67% haven’t…

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