Financial wellbeing has many facets

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According to research*, 81% of the UK’s wealthiest individuals are ‘stressed’ about their finances, suggesting financial wellbeing is about more than just the totality of your wealth. So, virtually everyone has concerns about what their financial future will look like.

Planning for the future

The prime concerns for individuals centred around future planning and retirement, specifically maintaining a comparable lifestyle in later life (51%), the value of their investments (39%), providing for future generations (25%), the tax burden (24%) and falling victim to fraud (22%). Interestingly, almost three in five wealthy individuals (59%) in the UK are considering relocating overseas, to enjoy what they regard to be an improved standard of living (36%), lower property costs (28%) and a more favourable tax regime (21%).

The importance of financial wellbeing

Financial wellbeing is more than just having large sums of money. It’s a state of feeling secure and in control of your finances, both now and in the future. According to the Global Financial Wellbeing Report 2024**, across all the countries surveyed, people’stop goal is to ‘feel secure’ (94%), noting that people who feel financially confident are ‘two times more likely to have goals, ambitions and dreams for their life.’

Finding your purpose

While money can’t buy you happiness, as the saying goes, it can give you security and freedom. But to get there, you need to have a plan. A good starting point is to work out what’s most important to you and what you want to achieve. Wealth has the capacity to create a powerful purpose within our lives, provided we are able to unlock its true value by understanding your ‘why.’ Once you’ve established this, you can create a plan unique to you that you can work towards with purpose.

Unlocking the real value of your wealth

We can help you to develop a clear understanding of what you want to achieve with your wealth, as well as provide you with the support and expert advice to help you develop a financial strategy that brings you closer to achieving those goals. There’s no point in worrying about your financial future when you could be taking valuable steps now to take control and face the future with confidence

*Arbuthnot Latham, 2024, **nudge, 2024

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