Author Archives: Sarah Milton

Ten Rules of Wealth

“You have to learn the rules of the game and then you have to play it better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein When I travel by plane, there are a few treats that I like to indulge in at the airport. In the past, when plane travel was a rare event for me, part of my

Using the Lifelong Learning Plan   

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” – Ralph Marston Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve fielded a number of questions about using and repaying the LLP and thought that it would be worth sharing some of the questions and the answers in this week’s post. What is the LLP? LLP stands

Is Financial Success a Question of Willpower?

“What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.” – Aristotle Last week I explored the idea that our ability to save might be more a question of nature than nurture. A recent research study published in the Journal of Political Economy concluded that, while parental influence is a strong

Do you have the savings gene?

“It doesn’t really matter if you are left behind at the back… what matters is your capacity to pull and push to the front.” – Michael Bassey Johnson When it comes to saving there’s no doubt that some people find it far easier than others. Based on my observations and conversations during individual and group

How Your Leadership Style Impacts Your Finances

“Change is inevitable. Growth is intentional.” – Glenda Cloud A few weeks ago, I was taking a course and one of the assignments centred around Susan Sayer’s research into leadership styles. Sayers speculated that people could be broadly divided into four groups depending on which quadrant of the “behavioural matrix” they fell into: Controllers, Promoters,

Weatherproofing Your Finances

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” – Sir Winston Churchill Over the past few weeks I’ve been facilitating a number of education sessions and one topic that often comes up for discussion during Q&A is when we’re likely to see a downturn in the stock markets. While there’s no way to accurately predict