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So far Chris Budd has created 26 blog entries.

The Financial Wellbeing Of Kurt Cobain

When Kurt Cobain was growing up in the Pacific Northwest, he lived on the edges of society. He was a grungy independent music kid, and his currency of coolness would have been finding records that nobody else had heard of, and then sharing them with his friends. He formed the band Nirvana out of a [...]

By | 2018-10-08T10:15:47+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Wellbeing|Comments Off on The Financial Wellbeing Of Kurt Cobain

Episode 39 – Theories of Happiness

What is happiness? Chris, David and Producer Tommo take a look at the Know Thyself principle from the Financail Wellbeing book, exploring four different theories of happiness. Have no fear, the podcast is not going highbrow! Just looking at what makes us happy, how money fits into this and how we can change our behaviour for the better. With listeners questions and some great #tightasstommo money saving tips, this episode is sure to make you smile. "Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness" Frank Tyger

By | 2018-07-20T14:01:17+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Episode 39 – Theories of Happiness

Episode 37 – The Employee Ownership Journey at Ovation

Join Chris, David and Producer Tommo as they explore Employee Ownership - a great option when a business owner wants to step away and the employees want to step up. They discuss what drives people at work and how employee ownership relates to financial well-being. This podcast shares some great insights into the sale of Ovation Finance to an Employee Ownership Trust. The legend that is Tight Ass Tommo also shares great money saving tips and we answer listeners questions.

By | 2018-06-05T14:40:54+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Episode 37 – The Employee Ownership Journey at Ovation

Episode 36 – Understanding our Attitude to Risk with Neil Bage

The third episode in our three part series on investments. Chris, Dave and Producer Tommo answer listeners questions, offer great money saving #tightasstommo tips and we have another interview with Neil Bage. The interview looks at  risk profiling and understanding our approach to investment risk in order to make better investment decisions.

By | 2018-05-11T13:52:26+00:00 May 12th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Episode 36 – Understanding our Attitude to Risk with Neil Bage

Being Pulled Not Pushed – Retiring With A Sense Of Purpose

One of the biggest moments of change in our lives is surely when we move from working to not working. What does retirement mean and how can it have a sense of purpose. This Financial Wellbeing post takes a look at preparing for a meaningful retirement.

By | 2018-03-01T14:06:40+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Retirement|Comments Off on Being Pulled Not Pushed – Retiring With A Sense Of Purpose

Episode 32 – Getting Out of Debt with Maria Nedeva

This episode of The Financial Wellbeing Podcast looks at the tricky subject of debt. Chris has a chat with University of Manchester Professor Maria Nedeva, who overcame her own debts in an unusual and uncompromising fashion. Maria now shares her own experiences to help others learn how to pay loans back quickly. As always Chris will be joined by David and Producer Tommo who will be sharing his latest Tight Ass Tommo Tip.

By | 2018-02-15T14:13:56+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Episode 32 – Getting Out of Debt with Maria Nedeva

Episode 28 – DB or Not DB That is the Question

This podcast is all about the "fascinating" subject of transfers from Defined Benefit (aka Final Salary) Pension Schemes. Perhaps not usually the most riveting of subjects, however, in all seriousness it's a hot topic at the moment with plenty of pitfalls and a big issue for those with this type of pension. Even if you don't have one of these pensions we recommend you listen to hear about what good practice should look like when it comes to financial advice. Join Chris, David and Producer Tommo as they go through the pros, cons and things to look out for with transfers from DB Schemes.

By | 2018-02-02T13:46:49+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Podcast|Comments Off on Episode 28 – DB or Not DB That is the Question

Episode 26: Risky Business

In this podcast we take a look at the often misunderstood area in personal finance - attitude to risk. Join Chris, David and Producer Tommo as they discuss the problems with traditional risk assessment tools and an over reliance on the results they produce. They also offer some practical tips to takeaway - from the best practice to expect from a financial adviser to understanding your own attitude to your money and risk. As ever we have some #tightasstommo tips, any tips you have for a future episode let us know on twitter through @finwellbeing.

By | 2017-11-04T11:06:41+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Podcast|Comments Off on Episode 26: Risky Business

Beliefs Are Not Truths: Challenging Self-Limiting Beliefs

How do we tackle self-limiting beliefs? We form beliefs from a cycle that is happening all the time. An experience leads to reflection, which results in a conclusion, which leads to us behaving in a certain way. How can we challenge this to create more financial options in life

By | 2017-10-17T13:28:13+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Wellbeing|Comments Off on Beliefs Are Not Truths: Challenging Self-Limiting Beliefs