By: Robin Powell

Eyes

See the world as successful people do

If the eye is the lamp of the body, it can light the way to all manner of…

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How to be less busy but more productive

So you think that working all hours is the secret to professional success? It may be time to put…

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Logical, rational

What was the last rational investment decision you made?

For nearly two decades, a debate has been going on in the world of sports psychology. The question is whether…

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Dan Boden, financial planner, RockWealth Cheltenham

Introducing Dan Boden

RockWealth Cheltenham is pleased to announce a new addition to the team — financial planner DAN BODEN. Dan arrives…

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Wave_Nathan Dumlao

Four ways to future-proof your business

A virus that kills millions. Sudden shifts in demand that leave traditional products on the shelf. War in the…

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Time

Life planning entails difficult choices

Four thousand weeks. That’s about the length of time that people in the developed world can, on average,…

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How can you get investment clarity?

In today’s world, there is a lot of black-or-white thinking going on. There are many areas where it seems you only…

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Humility

Humility is a virtue in investing

The financial pages stress the importance of conviction in investing. Fortunes are made, we’re told, by those who have…

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Financial planning helps you roll with the punches

Financial planning helps you roll with the punches

Life is messy. Just when you think you have it sorted out, something comes along that forces a complete…

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thematic funds

Invest for your goals, not for the headlines

It seems that one of the biggest themes in the investment world at the moment is, well, themes. Across both…

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Holiday homes

The down side of owning a holiday home

Before the pandemic, around half a million UK households owned a second home — and the number is expected to grow now…

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RockWealth Cheltenham has achieved Carbon Neutral Plus status by reducing and offsetting its emissions. Here's how your company can too.

Carbon Neutral Plus status for RockWealth Cheltenham

RockWealth Cheltenham has achieved Carbon Neutral Plus status by reducing and offsetting its emissions. Here’s how your company can too.  …

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To improve your financial wellbeing, shift the way you think

According to the Aegon Financial Wellbeing Index published in the UK last month, roughly 40% of people in middle and higher…

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Legacy

What will your legacy be?

By ROBIN POWELL   I took the decision to reduce my working hours for two months over the summer,…

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SoGlos co-founders Michelle Fyrne and James Fyrne

Saluting Gloucestershire’s CSR heroes

As a firm, RockWealth takes corporate social responsibility seriously. We don’t just talk about it; we back up words…

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Dividend ETFs are not created equal

Investors looking for income at the moment are in a tough spot. The UK 10-year government bond is yielding just 0.7%….

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Day trading

Day trading — another fad to ignore

Coronavirus has not just sparked a revolution in working from home. It has also triggered a significant upsurge in people trading…

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Our latest top reads

Here’s a round-up of the articles we’ve been reading lately that we think you’ll be interested in.   Work…

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Lodge

The pros and cons of buying a holiday lodge

The lockdown has given us plenty of time to think about our lifestyles, and, let’s face it, most of…

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How do you know if you are financially healthy?

If someone asked you whether you were physically fit, how would you go about answering that question? To start with,…

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Investors need to hear the alternative view

Investing would be so much easier if, like Rip Van Winkle, we could go to sleep for 20 years, dream…

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Our latest top reads

Every month we tell you the articles we’ve been reading that we think RockWealth clients will be interested in. Here’s…

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How to have a proper rest

If you’re anything like me, you could do with a decent rest this summer. Psychologists have reported an increase…

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Gold: should you buy it?

The price of gold has risen 8% so far this month, partly because of falling bond yields and pressure on…

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Why every investor should know what game they are playing

Investing is not like football. On a football pitch, all of the players are playing the same game. They have…

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Investors like a comforting story

Human beings understand the world through story-telling. The organising narrative structure of a beginning, a middle and an end helps…

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Our latest top reads

Every month we tell you the articles we’ve been reading that we think RockWealth clients will be interested in. Here’s…

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Five restorative railway journeys

Why not chase away the pandemic blues with a restorative railway journey? RICHARD NYE picks five classic dishes from…

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The RockWealth difference

There are thousands of financial advice firms in the UK, but none quite like RockWealth. So what is it that…

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Why do we neglect our financial health?

A financial wellbeing survey conducted by Perkbox at the end of 2019 painted a worrying picture. It found that money…

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Our latest top reads

Here’s what we’ve enjoyed reading over the last month.   Business How to not overload your work day (Sabina Nawaz)…

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A financial plan is more than a road-map

The COVID pandemic has been a huge learning experience for everyone — not least for the team at RockWealth. No one…

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What to do in a market that’s gone manic

Anyone who has been paying attention to stock markets over the past few months would know that these are not…

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RockWealth Cheltenham has achieved Carbon Neutral Plus status by reducing and offsetting its emissions. Here's how your company can too.

UK travel ideas for the climate conscious

Coronavirus and climate change have put flying out of reach and out of fashion. Could that spell a resurgence in…

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how and where to focus to achieve excellence

How to achieve business excellence

Running a business requires you to focus on many different things at once. But as modern life has been…

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What does the Budget mean for business owners?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been delivering his Budget speech, and, as expected, there were plenty of announcements affecting businesses….

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What is a B Corporation and should you be one?

What is a B Corporation, and should you become one?

There are a lot of ‘should’s in business. With the recent introduction of B Corporations, it seems as though…

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Top reads for February

There’s so much good content online, but far more that’s not so good. So finding the best articles can take…

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Sustainable investing — your questions answered

RockWealth was one of the first financial planning firms to embrace sustainable investing. It’s sometimes referred as ESG investing, with…

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Average annual returns are actually very rare

Here at RockWealth, we like to encourage our clients to think in terms of probabilities when trying to estimate what…

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The importance of self-compassion for mental wellbeing

The importance of self-compassion for mental wellbeing

WELLBEING   How kind is your inner monologue to yourself? Do you find yourself criticising or berating yourself if things…

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Good news — we’re expanding!

Here at RockWealth we’re pleased to announce the launch of two new RockWealth firms — one in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire…

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Should you own some bitcoin?

Last month the price of bitcoin rose above $40 000 for the first time. Consider that just over five years…

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Fulfilment means more than a well-paid job

WELLBEING   Securing a well-paid dream job can feel like the ultimate goal in life, but is it really the…

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Can money buy you happiness?

It’s said that money can’t buy you happiness. But is that actually true? It’s a question we might well ask…

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how to get your online life back

How to get your online life back

WELLBEING   Have you ever clicked on a notification on your phone, only to surface hours later with no clue…

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For investors, there was one big lesson to learn from 2020

There is a famous encounter between JP Morgan and a young investor that is almost certainly apocryphal, but is still…

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How to foster creative innovation in your business

BUSINESS   In an era that is continuously in flux, innovation is a must for business success. Making a good…

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How worried should you be about “expensive” tech stocks?

A lot has been written this year about the performance of technology stocks. This is because of how Apple, Microsoft,…

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A Christmas message for our clients

Something that sets RockWealth’s investment philosophy apart from that of many other financial planning firms is that it isn’t based…

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