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

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Ye Ovation Away Day

We spend quite a lot of time thinking about ways we can improve all aspects of our business, including the service to clients. Yesterday we held the latest in a series of Project X meetings (working title), all about how we can change Ovation for the better.

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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: How Ovation Delivers Financial Wellbeing

A recent Age Concern survey showed that people in retirement who report the highest levels of wellbeing are those who are living a meaningful existence. There is a tendency, as we go through life, to focus on goals. We tend to fix on a point in time or a certain achievement to aim for, and … Continued

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October 30, 2020

Episode 67 – Exploring Paths to Happiness with Dr Elia Gourgouris

What is your personal brand? If you are the “something” person, what is that “something?” How has this brand shaped your life and wellbeing? Chris, David and Producer Tommo have a chat with the happiness doctor Elia Gourgouris about the positives and negatives of personal brands and their connections to money. With Bage’s Biases, Tight … Continued

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