Money, power and women.

Money is power*, and women have less of both.  This is an interesting article from the NY Times that explores the money and power gap between men and women.  I talk about this often.  Men have had many centuries to understand their power.  Society, on the other hand, has not done a particularly good job of helping women feel comfortable with this power.  “Girls as they are growing up are not socialized to feel that it’s ok for them to have ambition about creating wealth, not the way it is for little boys.”  I think that there can be a view that liking money is unfeminine in some way.  We really need to change that. FULL STORY

The Navy Seal

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit.  It was an inspiring few days.  A couple of the highlights for me; the Greek Finance Minister, Sophia the robot, Constance Hunter, of course Will Smith and also Robert O’Neill, US Navy Seal. FULL STORY

What I spend money on.

I think there is a misconception that as a financial planner, my advice is always to spend less money.  Yes, there is HUGE power over the long-run in spending a little less and saving a little more (there is research that shows that your savings rate is far more important than your rate of return in achieving financial freedom), but my message is really not to spend less per se.  My message is that you have to know who you are, know what is important to you and spend in line with your values.  Sounds simple, but in practice of course it’s a lot harder. FULL STORY

2017 was a magnificent year

I am an optimist.  A lot of you might already know that about me!  There are two reasons why.  One, it’s a much more rewarding and fun way to live.  And two, because it’s the only thing that squares with the facts. FULL STORY

Thoughts for 2018

We are now almost two weeks into January, the month for a new start, resolutions, and goal-setting.  Science has shown though that we might be doing it all wrong.  Studies have shown that only 8% of people are still going with their resolution after the first 90 days of the year.  So why is it so hard?  Well, human nature is a complicated beast. FULL STORY

Investing v paying down debt

I get asked the ‘should I invest my spare cash or pay off my mortgage with it?’ question a lot.  It’s one I wish I could have a standard answer to.  Here is how I like to think about. FULL STORY

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