Financial wellbeing might be an obvious area of focus for a financial coach, but it’s only part of the bigger picture of wellbeing.
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3 helpful hints to increase the joy of giving
Whether donating your time or money, the joy of giving can provide a positive and sustained boost to long term wellbeing.
3 Tips to Enjoy Affordable and Debt-free Christmas Shopping
If money is tight this month, a debt-free Christmas might seem fanciful. Try these 3 tips to avoid counting the cost into the new year.
Know your happiness chemicals and avoid Black Friday money mayhem
Advertisers and marketeers are experts in behavioural psychology and they know what makes you part with your cash. It’s worth taking a few moments to consider how this affects your decision making.
Look beyond the price and seek great value for your financial wellbeing
Price and value can sometimes get confused. Retailers will often tell us that low prices translate to great value. But that, is very much a matter of opinion and perspective.
How to get off the Hedonic Treadmill for a more fulfilled life
The hedonic treadmill is the tendency for humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness, despite major positive or negative events in life. As a person makes more money, expectations and desires rise, so there is no permanent gain in happiness.
7 ways to improve your confidence with money
Confidence with money is not especially high in the UK. 39% of adults don’t feel confident managing their money. But help is at hand.
How to defy the Holiday Paradox and embrace an exciting middle age
Have you noticed that time seems to pass more quickly as you get older? That’s the effect of the Holiday Paradox and it’s worth making efforts to understand this before life passes by and you’re in old age before you know it.
Know your money habitudes for a life of financial bliss
Money can often be the source of arguments, anxiety and judgement. Lack of it can prevent life goals from being achieved, too much can attract criticism and envy. The near absence of financial education in schools and workplaces is often blamed for a lack of financial knowledge, but that’s only part of the problem. It’sContinue reading “Know your money habitudes for a life of financial bliss”
Why you must overcome Parkinson’s Law to secure a joyous retirement
Parkinson’s Law states that our expenditure rises to meet income. If that’s true, how can we save more to avoid being poor in retirement?
3 steps to build an emergency fund and keep it separate from rainy day fun money
Having money set aside for a rainy day is very appealing, but don’t confuse that with building and maintaining an emergency fund.
Why you need to understand what inflation means for savings and debts
Paddle boarding has exploded in popularity over the past few years and like the economy, the right amount of inflation is crucial for optima performance! It’s not always easy to get balance right and I’ve found myself in cold water a few times. It’s been a similar story for the Monetary Policy Committee at theContinue reading “Why you need to understand what inflation means for savings and debts”