planning for the future

Teaching your kids about money

Teaching your kids about money

Teaching kids sound money skills in today’s world is not easy.

From their earliest days they see money pouring out of a machine and their parents handing over a plastic card to obtain whatever they want. The thought as to where it all comes from is unlikely to cross their minds unless they are trained at an early age.

The Emotional and Financial Cost of Failing to Plan

The Emotional and Financial Cost of Failing to Plan

Today was a day that made me reflect.

I was in Docklands having breakfast before attending a meeting with a group of young entrepreneurs. As I was walking towards the meeting venue after a satisfactory breakfast, with my morning coffee in hand, I saw someone that I vaguely recognised.

After a few seconds I realised that the person I was looking at was the son of an ex-client of mine from a few years ago. I had difficulty recognising him because he looked very different to the last time I saw him, which was about five years ago. I remember him being quite fit and very health and fitness focussed. Today he looked tired, unwell and unhealthy.