What is Evidence Based Investing?

A guest blog by Robin Powell, an award-winning journalist and financial educator. He blogs as The Evidence-Based Investor at evidenceinvestor.com. A phrase you may have heard about lately is evidence-based investing. You would have thought that, in investing, as in, for example, medicine or criminal law, everything is based on evidence as a matter of … Continued

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Four Websites To Save You Money TODAY

  It’s spring and the time of year for trying new things. Here are some straight-forward and helpful websites that can help you save money with no hidden complications. Why not use a little bank holiday time to see if you can improve your monthly budgets by trying them out?   Supermarket comparison Mysupermarket.co.uk compares … Continued

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How To Manage Your Emotions About Money

Whether it’s anger, anxiety, jealousy or extreme excitement, we have a whole rainbow of emotional reactions to our financial situations. Here is an outline of how you can take a step back and gain a calmer, clearer perspective   ANGER Whether it’s a little irritation that the supermarket ‘deal’ you’ve just seen is a blatant … Continued

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Congratulations to Serenity’s Vicky Parkes

At Serenity, we are always hugely proud of the achievements of the team. Last week, Vicky one of our Client Relationship Managers, based in our Cornwall office completed three successive London Marathons, earning a trio of Bronze Silver and Gold Medals (here she is pictured crossing the finishing line in 2018). Despite being diagnosed with … Continued

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Carpe Diem – How To Plan To Seize The Day

Words: Ian Kemp, Serenity Life Planner I‘ve just come back from a few weeks in New Zealand, visiting our son, daughter-in-law and young granddaughter. This is a key part of my life plan, which I worked through with my coach, to clarify how it was going to be possible. It’s a long way to New Zealand, … Continued

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Why avoiding the news is good for your wealth

Unless you live on another planet, you will have found it rather hard to avoid the latest twists and turns in the ongoing political drama that is Brexit. But if you can avoid Brexit, it could be good for your finances. Much has been made of how terrible the uncertainty and ongoing political wrangling is … Continued

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How To Really Look After Your Greatest Asset

Spring is here and many of us begin to think about eating more healthily at this time of year. However, for most of us, it seems the main barrier to this is money. A survey by Aviva recently revealed more than half of us feel ‘healthy’ foods are too expensive. This often plays out when … Continued

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Five Ways To Go On A Financial Fast

  With Lent upon us, even the non-religious amongst us will think of something that we can perhaps give up for Easter. Usually, we pick something to do with our diet — sweet treats and alcohol are often the most popular things to give up. But what about our finances? There are undoubtedly expenditures within … Continued

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How our spending habits change when the days get longer

It’s the time of year when the clocks spring forward, and the days are getting longer. And according to numerous studies, it’s not just our sleeping habits which are affected by this, but our spending. Studies reveal that people tend to shop, dine out and engage in commercial activities more frequently in after-work daylight. So, … Continued

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Why money talk can bring a little romance into your life

They say Money Can’t Buy You Love, but as Financial Life Planners, we know that while talking about money is not typically a conversation for Valentine’s Day, it can certainly enhance your romantic relationships.   In the long run it can also improve your financial wellbeing….   A recent survey of 2000 British adults revealed … Continued

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