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

How to handle a financial scare

  It’s the witching month, when Hallowe’en will soon be upon us and many of us will enjoy the low level ‘scares’ of spooky costumes and the occasional horror movie.   What many of us can probably also agree on is that there is nothing light-hearted or thrilling when it comes to financial scares. Whether … Continued

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Discover Your Own Myths About Money

The children may be bemoaning the start of another school year but there is a lot to be gained from learning new things, whatever your age – no more so than when it comes to managing our personal finances.   At Serenity Financial Planning we open up clients to new ways of thinking about – … Continued

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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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5 Ways To Teach Your Kids About Money This Summer

  Imagine a future where you are able to hand your child a sum of money to help them through any given situation that will help them live a financially comfortable, worry free life. Sounds like a fantasy version of every parent’s desire to provide for their children, doesn’t it?   Yet while there’s no … Continued

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How To Always Make Eating Out A Great Experience

When was the last time you had a meal out with the family, only for the food to have been a bit of a disappointment? These days you pay at least a tenner per meal, even in your local pub. Add in drinks and desserts and it is easy for eating out with a family … 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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What diets teach us about our finances

  It’s that time of year when many of us are starting to be a little more conscious about what we eat and how much we exercise as the thought of a visit to the beach or a sunny poolside beckons.   And while for some of us, all that is required is perhaps a … Continued

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The Art of Doing Nothing

What did you do at the weekend? Or what are you planning to do next weekend? At this time of year it seems, there is no shortage of options. Whether you’re having a barbecue, going to an outdoor theatre event, enjoying a little mini break somewhere or taking the family to a theme park, there … Continued

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How To Be Mindful With Your Money

There has been a huge breakthrough in the world of wellbeing and happiness in recent years with the idea of Mindfulness – the state of mind when we simply connect with the present moment rather than thinking about the future or worrying about the past.   Studies show that those who practice mindful meditation even for … Continued

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