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Wealth that money can't buy.
Alan Smith

Wealth that money can’t buy

I’ve been asking people what their definition of True Wealth is for years because I know it’s more than simply money. Last week, at the event to launch his latest book, ‘The Wealth That Money

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Fiona's 40th birthday
Fiona Price

This is 40

This is my 40th year. I like birthdays. I’ve never understood why people sometimes say they like to forget their birthdays. Not many people like to be reminded they are getting older, and a birthday

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How Will You Spend Your “Dash”?
Alan Smith

How Will You Spend Your “Dash”?

Every year, about this time, I like to take myself off to a quiet location and spend a few days reading, reflecting, thinking, planning, and taking long walks. So last week, I found myself in

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GOALS
Fiona Price

Goal!

Financial planning is all about goals. Goal setting is one of the most essential parts of any plan, and I’m glad most of the advice industry has moved on from “your goal is to have

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you need to do it now
Alan Smith

You Need to Do It Now

I’ve always loved the sport of rugby. I played throughout my time at school and college, occasionally captained the team and still love to watch the game, especially international matches. So, I’m currently relishing the

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Spending time with your children.
Alan Smith

Eighteen Summers

We’ve just returned from our family summer holiday, and as my eldest child, Sean, is almost 15, the concept of “18 Summers” is firmly on my mind.  The idea is that from the moment they’re

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What's your story?
Fiona Price

What’s Your Money Story?

People may decry watching television as an activity that melts your brain, the same way some people were once skeptical about radio. Even the written word – reading and writing, were once reserved only for

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I will... Someday!
Graham McCulley

Someday… maybe one day?

Someday I will eat healthier, so I lose those few kilos I need to. Someday I will start having a few alcohol-free nights to give my system a rest. Someday I will quit smoking. Someday

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Lessons from 2022
Alan Smith

What We’ve Learned in 2022.

After two years in which all of our attention was focused on Covid-19 and its impact on our lives, 2022 has been a welcome return to the type of concerns that consumed us before March

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Alan Smith

What is True Wealth?

You may remember him from the first series of the TV show, “Dragon’s Den”. Richard Farleigh was ‘the nice Dragon’. A thoughtful entrepreneur with a soft Australian accent he was the more acceptable face of

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Alan Smith and Father Laurie Smith
Alan Smith

A Lasting Gift for Your Family

My Dad, Laurie Smith turns 82 this month and I recently travelled to his home on the west coast of Scotland to spend several days talking with him about his life.  And the best thing

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Uncertainty
Tim Hale

Uncertainty abounds – it always does.

Today, it certainly feels like the world is in a very uncertain place. Authoritarian states are flexing their muscles, with Russia violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and China’s ongoing subjugation of Hong Kong with the new National Security

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Capital Asset Management Future Map
Alan Smith

Do you want to be rich or wealthy?

My Mother-in-law, Angela is retired and lives in a comfortable apartment in the Home Counties. Her total income is around £26,000 a year, made up of various pensions and modest drawings from a small investment

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Nick Heath

The hidden value of great financial planning

“There is no greater happiness than freedom from worry, and there is no greater wealth than contentment”. Even now almost 2,500 years later everyone still worries about money, what the future may hold, and the

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