Chris Budd

Pensions Freedoms Inquiry Submission

The government want people to be able to access their pensions through new pensions freedoms. On behalf of Ovation Chris has submitted evidence to show a change in the regulatory approach is needed. This will ensure pensions continue to pay a regular income and those who access their pension fully understand the future consequences of doing so.

Chris Budd

Clarity and Security For Those We Leave Behind

One of the five core elements to achieving financial wellbeing is to know that our loved ones will be looked after if something were to happen to us. This might take the form of writing a will, having conversations within the family, or perhaps just making sure the partner knows how to operate the central … Continued

Chris Budd

When is the best time to make a financial plan?

I do like a good proverb.  The best are initially counter intuitive, and yet reveal their wisdom after a few moments consideration. Take this nugget, for example:  Always do your marketing when you are busy. That seems daft on first reading. I can’t do my marketing when I’m busy, because I’m busy! And yet the … Continued

Chris Budd

Up The Creek

As has been mentioned on the podcasts, a few year ago I purchased an impulse canoe.

When I was aged 13 I and two friends asked our respective parents for a canoe for Christmas. We would take them to the river in the Somerset village in which I grew up. We never did any ‘proper’ canoeing, just pootle around in a particularly wide part below a weir while other friends swam

Blog: COVID-19 Update

The Ovation Team is staying safe and working from home, we are still fully operational and can answer calls, emails and continue with video meetings – we are committed to delivering the same high-quality service you would usually expect from us.

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July 31, 2020

Episode 64 – The Financial Wellbeing Junkie

The guys are back and may have found the secret meaning of life in this episode! They take a look at two key theories of wellbeing – Set Point Happiness and the Hedonic Treadmill – what really makes us happy and can we increase our wellbeing? There is the classic #TightAssTommo and the NEW Bages’ … Continued

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