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The Torment of Imposter Syndrome

“Imposter syndrome doesn’t discriminate; it affects everyone from college students to CEOs. People from every demographic who are clever, driven, articulate, creative and successful have difficulty in acknowledging their achievements.” – Dr Jessamy Hibberd, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and author of The Imposter Cure, and How To Overcome Trauma And Find Yourself Again.   What do … Continued

The Pursuit of Imperfection

Torville and Dean achieved a perfect score in the 1984 Winter Olympics. Nadia Comaneci produced seven perfect 10s in Montreal’s Olympics in 1976. Perfection then, but now? In their book The Imperfectionists Charles Conn and Rob McLean, two McKinsey alumni, share observations on the challenges of a conventional approach to strategic planning. Imperfection may sound … Continued

coaching versus advice, financial emotional decison

What Came First The Chicken Or The Egg?

Causality dilemma, better known as the chicken or egg paradox, characterises situations where it is difficult to determine what came first. I read an interesting article on the difference between advice and coaching which got me thinking. So, which comes first, advice or coaching? Let’s start with a couple of simplified definitions as a frame … Continued

Crowdfunding. The Good the Bad and the Ugly

“New technology is not good or evil in and of itself. It’s all about how people choose to use it.” wrote Jason Pargin, writer, humourist, and editor of the website Part of what I do at Stewardship Wealth is help Simon wade through the incessant incoming waves of regulatory issues and discuss how best … Continued

Retirement planning

Pie Charts, Pensioners, and Planning

“You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” – George Bernard Shaw. I liked that quote, especially after reaching a benchmark birthday which, as expected, led to me being deluged with birthday cards. All of them (with the exception of my mother’s) poked fun at my advancing years. … Continued

Wealth is the Ability to Fully Experience Life

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” Henry David Thoreau. There’s an understandable view that wealth management and financial planning exist to make wealthy people wealthier. I beg to differ. Our mission and purpose is to equip individuals and families through education and coaching to make positive, informed financial decisions with confidence. I agree … Continued

Scottish Budget: The 67.5% Tax Trap

The 67.5% Tax Trap

The prospect of the taxman taking a substantial chunk of your hard-earned income is never a pleasant one. For residents in Scotland earning above £75,000, a new tax threshold alongside an increase to the Top rate of tax announced in last month’s Scottish budget may leave many feeling uneasy. In this article we will expand … Continued

Becoming a B Corp

During our Appreciation Dinner, Simon announced we had become a B Corp. I realised many would know little about B Corps so let me explain. What is a B Corp? The B Corp (Benefit Corporation) movement was established in 2006 and set out to harness the power of business as a force for good.  The … Continued

You Know More That You Think

You Know More That You Think…. Sounds like a quote from Yoda. Albert Einstein once said, “The only source of knowledge is experience.” We agree. There’s a vast difference between book knowledge and practical experience. Would you think of jumping into a swimming pool if all you’ve done is read a book on swimming? Probably … Continued

What’s Tax Got To Do With It?

I read an article recently, not unusual for me I know, as I try to keep up with the ever-changing world of finance, technology, and more. This particular article, however, caused me to stop, re-read the headline a couple of times, and refresh my coffee before returning to check it again. Here is the headline … Continued