Time to get off the Hedonic Treadmill?

Do you sometimes find yourself dreaming about how good it would be, or how much better you would feel when you got what you wanted? A new car, a bigger house, a promotion at work, a special holiday, even a new partner. Getting those things give us a boost of happiness, but have you everContinue reading “Time to get off the Hedonic Treadmill?”

The Holiday Paradox – time flies as we get older

I love to spend a good couple of weeks away on holiday, don’t you? I really hope that next year, we’ll be able to do so again. But I’ve noticed something weird happens on a two-week holiday. Annoyingly weird. Me and the family arrive at our destination, say on a Saturday, and we might takeContinue reading “The Holiday Paradox – time flies as we get older”

Money, emergencies and rainy days

Most of us like the idea of having money set aside for a rainy day and generally speaking, financial advisers will tell us to keep at least 3 to 6 months’ of expenditure aside for emergencies. I agree, but what’s difference between a ‘rainy day’ and an ‘emergency’? According to a report by comparison websiteContinue reading “Money, emergencies and rainy days”

5 questions to help decide if financial coaching is for you

You’ve possibly never even heard of ‘financial coaching’. It’s still a relatively new concept in the UK, although it’s pretty well established in the US. First of all, it’s maybe best to understand what financial coaching is not. Most importantly, it’s not about the sale or intermediation of financial products – a financial coach willContinue reading “5 questions to help decide if financial coaching is for you”