The Book 2017-09-20T14:49:02+01:00


Ignore the advice you find in books.

That’s not to say you won’t find good advice in a book, but how do you know which advice is right for you?

The Financial Wellbeing Book is full of advice with a twist. To structure your finances in a way that suits you, you need to understand what you want from your future – and that’s a lot harder than you might think.

To achieve financial wellbeing that is right for you, you need to decide what you want from your future. The Financial Wellbeing Book is all about recognising what you want to achieve, and planning how to get there.

  • Understand your motivation
  • Define your goals
  • See your challenges clearly
  • Take control of today
  • Plan for the future

The book takes you through the five aspects of financial wellbeing, liberally sprinkled with tips and anecdotes. It is concise and action driven, even giving space for writing your notes at the end of each section.

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Penny Brohn helps people focus on each area of their lives, and make small but significant changes to bring them into balance. Building resilience in this way supports our immune systems and the body’s natural capacity to protect against cancer.

The author is donating his proceeds from this book to Penny Brohn UK.

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Chris Budd lives in Somerset with his wife and two children. He plays guitar and gigs regularly, reads lots of books and graphic novels, and spends far too little time watching cricket. In between this, he runs Ovation Finance Ltd, the financial planning business he started in 2000.

Chris is also the author of A Bridge of Straw. which is available to buy at Amazon


What a wonderful little book. So easy and enjoyable to read, so carefully plotted and well thought-out.

I followed the author’s advice, read it all the way through to the end and then returned to the beginning to start the tasks. Incredibly, I genuinely did this (first time for me with a self-help book I’ve actually dug out pen and paper), with surprising results.

Two aspects of the book I particularly liked. First, the focus on placing your life goals ahead of your financial ones. This drew me into a book that, if I’m honest, I might not have read otherwise. And second, the tone. Not preachy or teachery. More like a good friend trying to help you out. Which he does.

Despite being in my mid-forties I’m still a bit shaky on finances. Like so many people, I simply prefer not to think about it rather than face up to something I don’t understand or don’t want to hear. The book has given me the confidence to look at the numbers and actually do something about it.

I wish I’d read it when I was 20. And I’ll certainly try to get my kids to read it in their late teens.

Highly recommended.

Nick Bagot , Journalist, Mail on Sunday
I really enjoyed your book, I particularly like the real people examples and use of stats, and the format
Claire Walsh, IFA


Penny Brohn UK pioneers a whole-person approach to cancer, which is designed to support every aspect of a person’s life. Cancer affects the mind, body, spirit, and emotions. It also impacts our relationships, community, environment, and practical issues such as work and finances.

Stress acts as a drain on the body’s resources. Worries about money can be a major cause of stress, so achieving financial wellbeing is an important part of health. Penny Brohn’s whole-person approach helps people to live well with cancer.


When you’ve read The Financial Wellbeing Book, you can use the interactive tools on the Tools and Resources page to understand your goals, recognise your challenges, and build a plan to nurture your financial wellbeing.

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