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: Interesting Times

We live in interesting times – a guest post from Nick Elston takes a look at the different stages of this ‘storm’ and how we can choose to move forward

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September 29, 2020

Episode 66 – The Biology of Happiness

Can we increase our wellbeing through a biology lesson? In this episode Chris, David and Producer Tommo explore the science behind the chemicals in our brains responsible for happiness. With plenty of takeaways on sensible ways to increase our wellbeing, a Bage’s Bias and a special little guest in the #tightasstommo segment, it is easier … Continued

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