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Well, here’s the back story – In 2012 – I gave up my day job to become a planner, working from home. For eight years I’ve made a living from it. Now I not only help others, I also help others learn how to help others. So, they too can make a living as a life & money planner, working from home.
Today, if you look at what’s happening in the World – everyone could do with some life & money planning during these tough times. But, UNLIKE any other time, it’s far worse. It’s so tough out there and many are losing their jobs. Meaning there’s huge demand for people to learn how to make a living by working from home.
For the last eight years, I’ve had enough money coming in every month – regardless of how good or bad the economy is. And, the money is still coming in whilst we’re all having to work from home. How? Well, my plan was to work from home helping other people plan … and now I help others … to help other people plan. So, they can have money still coming in whilst working from home.
I Focus on Planning Life and Money for people who want planning, and for people who want to learn how to plan others.
For me, I’ve been teaching the same thing now since 2012 – planning people and planning the planner. It’s the #1 way to build your life and money. For me, it’s also an insurance policy. So, today, even though we’re stuck in our homes and so many are struggling, IF you could build your life and money by helping other people build theirs – your entire story can be very different coming out of this…
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Come gather ’round people wherever you roam and admit that … the old order is rapidly fadin’.
What financial planning is becoming in 2020’s is very different to what it has been. It is becoming more like … well … “planning”.
What it was – the 2010’s.
Maybe financial planning used to be very returns focused. Financial planners would talk to eager eyed punters about moving investment returns beyond market performance. The financial planner, out of necessity following a series of scams and scandals, was a financial intermediary registered and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, in order to protect the public from the products pushed. The financial planner was once a product pusher.
Perhaps financial planners were essentially salespeople.
Potentially their worth was all tied up in the product.
The principle value-add they placed in front of their bewildered clients was based on returns they had absolutely no control over. At any instant, they would be obsessed over whether the return line was up or down. They placed their entire worth in the products they sold and how well they did or did not do.
Possibly the goal the financial planner set for their client was making more money.
The client would ask the financial planner to “help me maximise my returns”.
The financial planner would try to beat the market. They would focus on returns. Of course, they had no control over them. So, they would take an inappropriate level of risk or handpick stocks in a fruitless effort to beat the market. They failed miserably. As half of the market always failed and those that won this year did so by luck and soon became next years failures (or cunningly hide their disappointing returns).
Their pitch was all about performance. There publications, financial pornography.
The financial planner would bore their clients talking about their products and the performance. They talked money. They talked just about returns.
When it came to the review, the conversation would be about what had happened. It would be about the performance relative to this or that. The client would talk about an aspect of their portfolio. For example, they might ask the financial planner to review their pension. The financial planner and the client, all they would care about is the stock market. The product. The investment.
The old financial planner would charge a fee contingent on a percentage of product sold plus an indecent ongoing percentage of assets under management, rarely justified by service delivered. The fee structure was vague, and the client didn’t know the full cost.
What it will be – the 2020’s.
Picture this. The new financial planner will care about their worth to the client. They will describe planning as holistic. They will care about how best to coach the client and support them with their financial plan, that’s as robust as possible.
Here, they define life goals and help the clients to make the most of their money.
Imagine this. Their worth is in the plan.
What if the new financial planner is a behavioural coach? They act as a coach and mentor to keep their clients on track with their plan. They aim to understand their client and their needs. They aim to treat their client as the customer, and not the money.
It’s all about client education.
It’s about the use of up-to-date technology.
The financial planner focuses on goals and what’s required to meet them. The focus is to make clients happier.
Using coaching skills. Building long-term relationships. Reviewing aspirations. Looking at where the client wants to get to and delivering that. Some may call it lifestyle financial planning; others call it simply “life planning”.
The new financial planner will present a financial plan, “This is your plan of where you want to get to, so how do we get there?”
The client appreciates having an actual person they can phone. In the event of divorce. Or bereavement.
Financial planners are dealing with people and their emotions.
The aim of the new financial planner is to help their clients find futures that they didn’t even know existed.
The client will ask, “Can you help me to stay in control of my emotions?”
The financial planner’s job is to understand their clients and their unique needs.
The new financial planner will charge a fixed fee based on time taken to complete the task. The fee structure is clear, so the client knows what they are paying for. There will be no conflict of interest.
Instead of looking at returns, stock-picking and timing markets, the financial planner looks at ideal life, aspirations, dreams, what if scenarios, preservation of wealth, segmenting pots by life need, managing risk-weighted returns over a life cycle through asset allocation, maintaining cash reserves, smoothing income payments and the right ownership of assets. The financial planner talks through various tax allowances and makes bespoke plans, which include lifetime cashflow forecasts.
The financial planner’s job is to help their clients understand the markets and what they mean to them. Implementing tax angles that add value along the way.
Clients are unique and no longer fit in model portfolios. Business owners and entrepreneurs have volatile incomes from their businesses. Drawdown is no longer something that just happens in retirement. Accumulation is no longer something that just happens during working life. Succession is no longer something that just happens on death.
Older clients are living longer, which bring new health and inheritance issues. Legacy is no longer just about money!
The new financial planner asks, “What’s your biggest financial fear?”
“What do you want to achieve with your money?”
The new financial planner acts as a coach. Mentor. Keeps the client on track.
The focus is on wellbeing. Rather than wealth.
The focus is to avoid the highway robbers and enjoy wealth in every area of your life.
The new financial planner communicates and explains financial concepts well. They present themselves in a professional manner. They help their clients to reach their financial goals. The plan is delivered, and the adviser helps the client to stay on track and weather the shocks.
The financial planner is a life planner, considering a wider impact that emotion may have on money and that a legacy remains of the client’s life work.
The world is to be a better place for the client having lived.
The new financial planner has a good reputation and has positive reviews. They are knowledgeable on tax and the full consequences of investing. They are approachable and easy to talk to. They are easy to get hold of. They are trusted.
The new financial planner is a fiduciary. They keep their client’s best interest in focus, without conflict of interest with unbiased advice.
The new financial planner communicates and explains financial concepts well. They have all the relevant skills and knowledge.
The new financial planner has an efficient delivery of service at the right price and with a choice of service levels.
The new financial planner says to their client, “There are good decisions you can make. They may not look good, but they are the right ones. I am here to communicate what’s going on and what it means to you.”
The new financial planner is a communicator.
As Bob Dylan once said, “The times they are a changing.”
I’m sure you would agree, if the adviser of 2010s is where we were and the adviser of 2020s is where we want to be, then we need a system, vehicle or solution to get you there.
That’s what the Academy of Life Planning delivers.
We are going through a changing role of a financial planner. What it was, was a financial intermediary. What it has become is a non-intermediating life planner.
We no longer need to intermediate. The key these days is low cost investment, low tax impact and wise asset allocation. With product management outsourced to do-it-yourself passive retail multi-asset funds on platforms, that outperform most intermediated offerings after charges.
Client’s save 1% to 2% per year on fees, which over 25 years adds 33% to 100% on their life savings.
At the Academy we deliver non-intermediating financial planning services to hundreds of clients worldwide. We also train, coach and mentor the UK’s most trusted financial planners. For details, check us out at:
What’s missing from your money?
Ever since money was invented, humans, unlike any other living species, have to pay to live on earth!
How money comes, how you keep it and how it goes are really important issues for you. You’d like help from people who know what’s best. And you’d really like that helping hand to act in your best interest, right? Well right now, as you read this, such help doesn’t exist.
There’s a group of us operating behind the scenes to bring it to you. But it could take us 20 to 50 years to change things.
Until then, assuming we make it till then, how do you cope, what can you do, who can you turn to?
Well that’s what this is about – I call myself the financial life coach, or fiduciary.
What’s that then?
In a fiduciary relationship, one person, in a position of vulnerability, justifiably vests confidence, good faith, reliance, and trust in another whose aid, advice, or protection is sought in some matter. In such a relation good conscience requires the fiduciary to act at all times for the sole benefit and interest of the one who trusts.
To better understand the fiduciary relationship, let me explain where it does not exist, though you would think it might. You’d expect it.
The financial services industry does not offer it. The people who run the industry place profit, their profit that is, before principles. To keep it simple, let’s refer to them as greedy bankers.
I’m doing what greedy bankers would be doing if they weren’t being so greedy.
I call myself a financial life coach. The word Fiduciary is not such a familiar term. It’s not a term you hear every day. Why would it be? Greedy bankers prefer to keep it that way.
I would call myself a financial adviser or financial planner. But those titles are already taken by non-fiduciary financial intermediaries. What I mean by that is product sales people.
Yes, their trade bodies, professional bodies and standards boards refuse to adopt fiduciary responsibilities in their codes of conduct. I know because I reviewed all 70 of them and presented a white paper to British parliament on the subject last year. I’m an ambassador for transparency, the paper is here.
These so-called advisers and planners are simply intermediaries between you and product providers. According to their regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, they are giving advice on, dealing and arranging deals in and managing … investments. By investment, they mean giving your money to greedy bankers.
They are not … as advertised … advising you.
They treat your money as their client, not you.
They listen to you for 82 seconds before pulling out a brochure about your money.
Then they hand your life savings to greedy bankers.
People at the FCA had good intentions about changing things back in 2013; when under the description Retail Distribution Review, they banned commissions on investments. It all became a bit of a dog’s dinner really, as greedy banker lobbyists stepped in – laid off all the retail advisers – and renamed commission as contingent adviser charges for rich people and distorted the financial markets by exempting St James’ Place as a vertically-integrated firm.
Here’s the thing.
When it comes to financial advice … an investment is seldom the best solution or even an answer to your problem. In fact, in most cases it makes the problem worse.
Let’s see … when it comes to keeping your money safe, you give it away to a greedy banker!
They steal off the top and lie to you about how much they have taken. Don’t believe me? See our submission to British parliament on costs and charges then here.
What if … you invested in yourself instead? You invested the money so you no longer had to trade your time for money. You traded your knowhow instead. You created passive income from which you never had to, or wanted to, retire. You created income from what you know and are good at. What you love to do.
Your money avoids the greedy bankers.
Just in the same way that the best book to change your life if the one you write.
Bet on yourself.
All you’ve got to lose is your best life yet. So, go ahead!
Why is it the advisers and planners never mention that one?
Taking your money away to give to greedy bankers, shackled you to a life sentence on the treadmill of work existence; exchanging time for money, taking the bet you can buy freedom in the last 16 years when your time no longer has any use to them.
You’d like to avoid greedy bankers, yes?
You’d like someone who knows the score and is on your side, yes?
Well that’s the financial life coach.
Handing money over to not-so-greedy bankers, without recourse to layers of slice taking middlemen, is sometimes required to generate real returns on life savings. You are shown how to do this, it’s as easy as online banking.
The truth is. The rewards for investing in yourself mindful of the impact on people and planet can be ten-times more profitably in the long-term; as the firms of endearment studies reveal.
The best place to find a helping hand you can trust is at the end of your own arm.
Why’s this former banker any different?
Maybe, you think life coaches are all fluff and ten-a-penny. Everyone’s a life coach, right? Promising happiness … increased performance … improved relationships … anyone with a bit of NLP training. All useful, I’m sure … for the insignificant goals we set ourselves in our limited prison of conditioned thinking.
That’s not me.
I’m a master life planner with the biggest international life planning institute … I think it also takes insider knowledge of the greedy banker system to fully expand upon your biggest dream and move you along your plan in a physical, practical way in a material world.
Let’s face it. Life coaches miss out the money.
Perhaps you see me as a former financial planner and adviser.
The compliance department asked my firm to remove me from the FCA register as I was inactive. You see you are classed as inactive if after one week you have not handed your client’s life savings to a greedy banker. And inactive advisers have to be removed from the FCA register.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m highly qualified. Chartered Financial Planner, Chartered Insurer, twice winner of the British Insurance and Investment Brokers’ Association’s Broker Prize and twice winner of the Insurance Institute of Manchester’s Jubilee Prize Certificate for my performance by examination.
But if you’re shackling clients to the treadmill by handing over their life savings to greedy bankers once a week …
Let’s face it. Financial intermediaries miss out the client.
Potentially he’s one of those unregulated con men. There’s a £4bn per annum black market in the UK open for scammers of all description that are (deliberately) left out of scope by the UK regulators (they don’t want to upset the City and see their HQs move out of London). Flogging dodgy products. Getting rich at the expense of their clients promising some get rich quick scheme that you see all over the internet. Crypto currency, property management, land, hotel rooms, parking spaces, etc.
Pension busters promising illegal access to your pension pot, falsely claiming they’ve spotted a legal loophole. Taking a chunk in charges. And sticking the balance in some dodgy property backed scheme promising high returns for low risk. It disappears. Then HMRC hit you with a tax bill you are unable to pay.
That’s not me either.
I chase those guys and send them to prison. More about that here. And I’m the CEO of Asset Recovery Network (UK) Limited.
So, who am I?
I am what others are not. I do what others should be doing and don’t. I do it … because no-body else will.
If others were really helping you, there would be no need for what I do.
I make financial life changes for the better for you.
Completely on your side. Protecting you from greedy bankers and their agents.
I open your eyes to the greatest version of yourself.
I unmask the higher-way robbers.
Together, we put in place a solid plan to get you to where you were born to be.
Zero greedy banker products are sold in the process.
You need to be told the truth. You need to be told the secrets the greedy bankers didn’t want me to share.
Practical, down-to-earth, proven, tried and tested on millions around the globe, the best financial life planning system you will ever find.
Here’s my guarantee. If you should find a better one. Let me know. I’d like to shake their hand and pass all my clients to them.
What I do is hard. It’s humiliating, gruelling, punishing, draining, exhausting and most of all expensive for me to deliver. They call me Mr Ethical, the Robin Hood of the investment industry, sometimes even a loser and dreamer. I’ve sacrificed so much … they call me stupid!
I’d be one-million pounds better off had I remained in the banks.
See. Now even you think I’m stupid.
But here’s the thing …
If I don’t do it, who will?
If not me, then who? If not now, then when?
The naysayers say to me: “If I had half the brains you have, I’d be at it too. They’re all at it. It pays, and therefore works.”
I’m not born to be a greedy banker.
I’m born to help you.
When you ignore who you were born to be you suffer pain! Real emotional pain.
Society has many remedies to numb the pain and keep you in the rat-race. TV. Politics. Internet. Games. Drugs. Alcohol. Food supplements. Water additives. Chemtrails … the list goes on.
But, the best remedy is to face the truth.
Be who you were born to be.
What you give away, will be returned ten-fold.
Not just financially. You’ll …
enjoy wealth in every area of your life.
For the next 20 years plus of greedy bankers exploiting people and planet until the millennials arrive on the boards, all you have is me. On your side. Showing you how to beat the system.
You start by attending Born to Be. Tickets here. It’s free.
What’s missing from your money?
Learn more at www.academyoflifeplanning.com
The Game Plan is a practical, down-to-earth method for planning your life and money. It doesn’t ask you to do anything you don’t love. It does ask you to do things that you’re good at and are well within your capability.
The Game Plan Generator has four important components, which when completed will change your life in one month. The third part of four, is where we see the dramatic change in belief and confidence in my students. This is where we talk about the money. And, this part is called the Financial Freedom Forecaster.
At ‘The Game Plan’ (TGP) one-to-one coaching programme, this is one 90-minute session, 120-minutes for couples. At Your Money or Your Life Bootcamp it’s a full day. But, always the transformation in the student is amazing; you will witness stress and anxiety altering to sheer delight.
Here’s a couple of ‘Before & After’ examples from two students brave enough to take to the stage when I asked them to join me at the last Born to Be in March 2019.
This is part of the Financial Freedom Forecaster report.
Student 1 Before TGP
You must also remember that the ‘Before’ picture is where you are dissatisfied in all areas; mind, heart, body and spirit. Here, right now, we are simply looking at the money. The cash flow diagram (Fig 1) shows age along the horizontal and cash along the vertical. The blue bars represent enough money. The red ones, a shortfall. The black line is expenditure.
The red bars show a problem in retirement. Net Worth (Fig 2) shows that if this isn’t resolved, the student will fall in to debt in their old age or become a liability on their family (negative £2m by age 90!)
Imagine how you’d feel right now if that was you. Painful, yes? We’re about 15 minutes into the conversation in the third 90-minute session of four.
This is the picture at the end of 90 minutes.
Remember that the AFTER picture is doing what you love!
Through a few simple suggestions – that the student agrees are do-able and not too challenging – the outlook changes dramatically. We even stop trying to grow the business at age 70 as the numbers became too big to illustrate.
How do you think the student felt after that meeting? Amazing wouldn’t you say? Relieved perhaps! Jumping with joy I’d say!
The truth is, when you sell knowhow you earn while you sleep and never need to retire.
The difference in net worth at age 90 after a 90-minute conversation – was a staggering £7,500,000!
Student 2 Before TGP
Your first impression with Student 2 might be, there’s no problem. There are no cash shortfalls in Fig 5. A financial adviser might agree, and walk away. Not that a financial adviser would be interested in this student, as they have less than £100,000 in investable assets. Not so a life planner!
Remember, ‘Before’ is doing work you may currently hate. Struggling day-in-day-out doing the same old boring job barely able to make ends meet, from 16 to 66 (50 years) on the bet you can buy freedom in the last 16 years.
Problem: This student has no money to have a bit of a life until their old age! They are simply locked in to a treadmill of work existence, struggling from one pay-cheque to the next, juggling overdrafts and credit cards, until retirement.
Here, Student 2 wanted to keep things as they were at home, until the youngest was aged 18 (in 4 years time). Then, in year four, Student 2 becomes debt free, and mortgage free, giving up the day job they dislike and living the life of dreams from then on.
The side-line business is sold in retirement for £2.5m. The difference in net worth at age 90 is £2,750,000 better off.
In both cases remember – no financial products were sold. I’m not a product salesman. I leave that to your product sales people. Anyway, 95% of stuff you can do yourself these days. I show you how to DIY the 95% on Your Money or Your Life Bootcamp, if that’s needed.
There were THREE people who took to the stage at the last ‘Born to Be’ at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate in March. The third, Student 3, decided to defer their decision to start working with me by six months. So, I don’t have their details.
Note: deferring start could cost thousands of pounds per month in the cash flow analysis. This time next year you may wish you had started today.
So, what’s your ‘Before and After’?
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