Fame? Money? Working hard? Research uncovers what really makes us happy

In the 1930s, Harvard University began the longest study on human happiness. They invited 19-year-olds from Harvard as well as teenagers from the poorest neighborhoods of Boston to participate. For over 75 years, they did medical tests, interviews and checked up on their subjects every two years to see how…

5 incredible safaris to add to your bucket list

At Charters Private Wealth, we love encouraging clients to draw up their own bucket list. But what exactly is a bucket list? Simply put, it’s a collection of dreams, goals and aspirations that you would like to accomplish within your lifetime. As you might expect, going on safari is a…

How is your financial wellbeing?

Increasingly, people are talking about financial wellbeing. But what does it actually mean? Financial wellbeing is about having a sense of confidence and security around money. It’s about being in control of your finances and having enough money to meet everyday needs; having the financial freedom to make choices that…

Ideas for October half term

Astonishing, isn’t it? It seems only a few weeks since the kids went back to school and already October half term is upon us! Fortunately, the coming of Autumn means that you have a whole new set of activities you can do with your children or grandchildren that are better…

5 steps to becoming a millionaire!

These days you can’t browse the internet for more than 5 minutes without coming across the new ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme or latest guru guaranteeing you fast, easy results. In reality, the route to successful entrepreneurship for most takes planning, the right mind-set and time! Not long ago Inc. gave a terrific…

Why it pays to give up work early!

Sound financial planning is not only great for your bank balance—it could actually enhance your life expectancy. If you’re reading this then you most likely don’t need to be convinced of the benefits of looking after your wealth, but here’s an additional motive to add to the list. The notion…

Four saving habits of millionaires

There are no certainties or easy wins when it comes to attaining self-made millionaire status. However, it can’t hurt to look at the financial habits of those who’ve achieved just that to try and build up your own resources. Here are our top tips from observing those who’ve become millionaires…
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