How do I build my wealth?

How do I build my wealth?

Our blogs in the first few weeks of our campaign have got us in good control of our cash. We have set simple financial goals. We have begun to save what we can towards those goals, we’ve thought about our financial futures and we are working towards our first target of having 3 months spending to one side.

By now you should be feeling a sense of progression and confidence for taking really healthy financial steps in the right direction. Which, we imagine, is not something you expected to come across from the comfort of Facebook.

So now that your basics are in order, you might be wondering ‘what next?’

This week’s blog is designed to answer that question and to help you think bigger.

So, how do you build your wealth?

The easiest way is to copy the habits of those who have already done so.

We’re not talking about the super-rich here, by the way. We’re talking about those who are switched on, financially speaking. People who committed to a financial plan that meets their desires and needs and are quietly working towards that with our help.

To be in this situation, when your basics are in place, it is time to start thinking about investments.

Wealthy people stay wealthy by building their investments as well as building their cash.

A lot of them started small. But all of them started by accepting the slightly scary truth about investments: Investments wriggle.
Every day, investments move up and down.

The ‘ups’ are great. For many, the up days are the reason for choosing to invest at all. On an up day, your money grows quicker than it would in a savings account.

But this is only one side of the experience.

It’s the ‘down’ that puts people off. The down side to investments is that it is possible to get back less than you put in.

The key to building your wealth is to accept these two simple truths at the outset. Firstly, investments are part of the building process. Secondly, investments move. Knowing these two truths, accepting them and acting on them, is how you build your wealth.

At least 4 million investors (although I suspect it’s more like 6 million) do accept that rule of the game; they accept the fact that investments do rise and fall. (Source: Sharesoc – UK Stockmarket Statistics)

We help lots of people who are quietly, getting on with their lives with their family and their friends to build their wealth and to take good care of it.

Oh – and there are ways to reduce the wriggling and at Parsonage we use just about every one of those ways to help you out.
Which is an even better reason not to go it alone.

So if you’re ready for the next big step in building your financial future, contact us today to talk about investments.

Our hope for this campaign is that we can encourage more people to think about their finances, take positive action, and in doing so - treat their financial future with the respect that it deserves.

If you think that might be you, find out more here.

The value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back the full amount you invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Investing in shares should be regarded as a long-term investment and should fit with your overall attitude to risk and financial circumstances.

 

Here's a little more information about our team:

Q: Qualifications Include

A: My degree in modern languages included a module on economics and personal finance, and that's how I got into financial planning.

Since then, I've become dual qualified as both a Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Financial Planner, including the specialist qualifications in Tax & Trusts (G10) and Pensions (AF3/G60).

The full list is:

AF3 - Pensions (CII) (I did that to totally update my pension knowledge, as I had done G60 in 1994.)
K10 - Retirement Options (CII)
K20 - Pensions Investment Options (CII)
G20 - Personal Investment Planning (CII)
Chartered Financial Planner (CII)
ER1 - Equity Release (CII)
HR1 - Home Reversion Plans (CII)
G10 - Taxation and Trusts (CII)
CFP - Certified Financial Planner Licence (IFP)
H15 - Supervision and Sales (CII) 

In November 2016 I added the STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practicioners) Certificate for Financial Services.

Q: Do your clients have anything in common with each other?

A: They are all lovely and there are a few similarities in their aims that I've noticed. 

Many of my clients want to do more than just meet their own needs. They also see themselves as custodians of their money for the next generation or for other beneficiaries. 

In other cases, their aim is to manage their wealth efficiently during their lifetime, with the aim of spending it all… but minimising tax on the way there.

Q: What type of work do you enjoy most?

A: I do get a real sense of satisfaction from the work with those clients who engage me to manage the needs of two generations of the same time. That can be 'just' a long-term and balanced investment strategy or it can be trust planning and estate planning to avoid paying too much Inheritance Tax.

Q: Where would you be right now if you weren't at work?

A: In the Lakes

Q: In the film of your life, who would play you?

A: In my head, it's Uma Thurman, but I expect they would approach 'Nursey' from Blackadder II.

Q: Curry or Hot Pot?

A: Agh, too difficult. Curry.

Q: Sherbert or Chocolate?

A: Chocolate

Q: Lawn or Flowers?

A: Lawn

Q: What are you most likely to do whilst being 'on hold'?

A: Infuriate my colleagues by opening conversations then cutting off their reply when my call is answered.