behavioural finance

3 Steps to overcome financial overwhelm

3 Steps to overcome financial overwhelm

There is a line in a Dr Seuss book: “And this mess is so big And so deep and so tall, We cannot pick it up. There is no way at all!”.  It describes that feeling of overwhelm, when the problem at hand just seems insurmountable.  Unfortunately for those suffering from financial overwhelm, the situation often results in indecision and inaction which can ultimately make things worse. If you are struggling to get traction in your

Moving up the Financial Success Hierarchy

Moving up the Financial Success Hierarchy

Where are you on the Financial Success Hierarchy?  Have you completed all the levels?  Are you on your way? No one is born knowing about money.  We are very likely to have picked up our biases and beliefs from how others  behaved around us when we were growing up.  These ingrained “truths” can sabotage us in many ways and we may not achieve the financial futures that we could and should.  Overcoming your blocks around

5 reasons people give for not planning their finances

5 reasons people give for not planning their finances

Have you been putting off sorting out your personal finances?  If you have, you are not alone. It is not always acknowledged in financial planning that our relationship with money is laden with family baggage, regrets for missed opportunities and worries for the future.  Denying the psychological and behavioural aspects of how we feel and make decisions about our finances is missing half the experience.  Like watching an action movie without the background music. As