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

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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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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: A New Reality

It’s now just over a month since our last Coronavirus article. During that time, the virus has been declared a pandemic and we’ve continued to see stock market volatility.  Although the direction has been downwards over the last month, we are seeing moments of growth which is positive to see, especially over the past week. A … Continued

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March 27, 2020

Episode 60 – Interview with The Financial Healer, Mark Bristow

Episode 60 – Interview with The Financial Healer, Mark Bristow   How damaging can our relationship with money be? Chris, David and Producer Tommo have a chat with Mark Bristow, The Financial Healer, about how we can uncover and challenge our self-limiting beliefs. From great #tightasstommotips to David’s excessive use of Bristol Rovers player names … Continued

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