Traditional Financial Advice focuses on your money which, many assume, is a reasonable thing to do. It’s what we’ve grown up with and what we’ve come to expect. It’s what I was taught to focus on when I started my career. So it’s hardly surprising that when people look for financial advice they think it’s right that the money they have should be the sole focus of the advice.
However, like most things in life, Financial Advice moves on and improves and it turns out that it’s not all about the money. Financial Advice should be all about you, about figuring out what you want to achieve in life, what you’d ideally like to spend the limited time you have on this earth doing and how you can use the money you have to do those things.
Forget traditional advice, don’t start with your money, start by putting what’s most important to you at the centre of your financial decisions, you’ll be amazed at how beneficial this can be.