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

Christmas lights and gifts. Life changing gifts by Serenity Financial Planning.

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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Three questions that can lead you to financial happiness

Managing your finances in a way that helps you to live a life that is filled with joy, meaning and purpose may seem complex, but it all starts with some surprisingly simple questions. “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life,” said Henry David Thoreau. Certainly creating a financial plan which enables you to live … Continued

Three questions that can lead to happiness

Financial face-off: men vs. women!

            A study by the worldwide research, consulting and professional development organisation, LIMRA, that compared the financial approaches of men and women, has found that there are key differences between the two sexes in both their methods of financial planning and in their decision-making processes. When it comes to sharing … Continued


The unexpected financial influence of “The Bank of Mum and Dad”

Recently released data suggests that “The Bank of Mum and Dad” will lend out £5 billion this year to children looking to get on the UK property ladder. Parents will therefore be assisting in financing one in four of all UK mortgage transactions in 2016. The average loan amount will be £17,500, around 7% of … Continued


Teaching your children about money in family life

Before your children are off to primary school, they may be with you for much of your weekday life, and go with you wherever you go. So when you go shopping, to the bank or cash machine, they may well be there with you but are probably a bit young to be learning much about handling money, savings and being careful with their cash.