Marshmallows and financial planning

The Stanford marshmallow experiment is one of the most well-known pieces of social science research out there. It has arguably affected the way that many people live their lives, as well as providing lots of fun and interest for those with young children who are in the ‘I’ll try this…

4 tips to make your finances less scary this Halloween

With October kicking into high gear, bringing with it fancy dress costumes, thicker coats and fiery-coloured leaves, have a read of our article with its All Hallows Eve theme. If left unchecked, your finances can enter into a scary state, so we’ve included some top tips on how to…

Fall in love with your finances

We’ll be the first to admit that your personal finances aren’t the easiest thing to fall in love with. It can be easy to bury your head in the sand when it comes to both your investments and regular expenditure. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, some…

The advantages of ‘running through the numbers’

George Horace Lorimer once said: “It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good too, to make sure you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” Establishing a balance in life is crucial and at the heart of this is knowing how to…

What makes seeing a financial planner like having an MOT?

We’re all used to taking our cars for their MOT, aren’t we? The test includes checks on the lights, bodywork, brakes, suspension and much more. It’s designed to make sure that your car is roadworthy and safe to drive, to prevent any accidents or breakdowns. This got us thinking that…

Three New Year’s resolutions for your finances

With the new year comes new opportunities, and the chance to put a resolution (or three) in place. Whist you might not stick to your January gym membership, quitting booze or stopping smoking, committing yourself to a financial resolution is a great way to start 2019. Bettering a financial situation…

What to do if you inherit money

If you receive an inheritance from a relative it can be difficult to know what to do. Here at Charters Private Wealth, we think it’s a good idea to take a step back and think about the best way to use it. Depending on how much you receive and your…

Getting a grip on your finances

Does it feel like your finances are here, there and everywhere? If the answer is yes, then taking the time to manage your savings better can really pay off. It can help you keep on top of your expenditure and save thousands each year. You can spend these savings on…
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