Can SAD affect your spending habits?

  As the nights draw in, it is estimated that around one in 15 of us in the UK will suffer from  Seasonal Affective Disorder, but what few of us realise is that the winter blues – as it is known – can also cost us money!   Also known as SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder … Continued

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Why You Shouldn’t Book Now For Summer 2018

If you have returned from your summer holiday to numerous emails encouraging you to ‘book now for summer 2018’ coupled with generous discounts from the same holiday company you used if you book through them again, hold fire! Here’s why you shouldn’t book now…   Instead of being persuaded to part with any hard earned … Continued

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Why It’s Time For An Adventure

  Whether it’s rainy or sunny, whether you’re heading away or staying at home, there is definitely something about summer that brings a little adventurous spirit to us all. The really great news is that we can use this to improve both our finances and our overall happiness.   It’s not simply supposition but fact … Continued

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The best way to bank your holidays

When April comes around, many of us have a spring in our step, not just because the weather begins to get warmer, but because we all know that April and May herald the beginning of the spring bank holidays.   At this time of year more than any other, with Easter and then the two … Continued

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Is 2017 the year the rewrite your life story?

  There is a famous saying by Philip Pullman, author of the Dark Materials trilogy:  ‘After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.’ Stories teach us about the world and the people around us, but most importantly, they teach us about ourselves.   The stories that are most … Continued

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What would be your perfect year?

Traditionally, the time for reflecting on the past and what will come is New Year’s Eve. But is this necessarily the best time to do this? As anyone who has worked with a Serenity Financial planner will know, there is one exercise which involves reflecting on your current average day, week and year, and then … Continued

What would be your ideal year in 2017

Why November is the perfect time to invest in your health

In any list of priorities, health should be right at the top. What we might not realise is that November is the ideal time to make healthy lifestyle changes. No matter what we consider most important in our lives, poor physical or emotional health affects everything from our relationships to our creativity, to work and finances. … Continued

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4 life changing gifts you can give this Christmas

A key part of our work at Serenity Financial Planning is helping our clients to live a rich and meaningful life. With just a little thought, you can help people you care about to do the same with carefully chosen gift… A  new skill Does the person you’re choosing your gift for have a passion … Continued

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Why it isn’t too early to start thinking about Christmas

Every year it seems that retailers bring out the Christmas decorations and music that little bit earlier, often to a chorus of complaints. After all, even if you love the festive season, it can feel a little diluted if it lasts for three months and who isn’t more than a little bit jaded by Slade’s … Continued

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