Back To School Blues…

September 3, 2019

Back To School Blues…

Sarah Roy

Posted by Sarah Roy

It’s been an expensive month forking out on proudly worn fresh uniforms, soon to be left lying on the floor in a heap once the return honeymoon has passed. Nothing quite like the smell of damp blazer.

Like many things in life that you’re not really looking forward to, the planning and preparation are a welcome more positive short term distraction.

The outcome is important so whether it’s a study plan with shiny clean new exercise books and pens, or carefully starting to properly plan your pension needs, the effort will be worth it to secure the appropriate education or comfortable retirement respectively.

The momentum then has to be maintained in a disciplined way to review, measure, and keep up with changes, all to get the outcome we deserve and not allow the wheels to come off along the way.

We, as Independent Financial Advisers are here to support you and guide you through the retirement planning process, just like your children’s teachers are for their education.

Education and books are food for the mind and I still find myself using trigonometry in every day life, enabling me to understand the following:

A Cherokee Indian chief had 3 wives all of whom were pregnant.

When the first squaw gave birth to a boy, the chief was elated and built them a tepee made of buffalo hide.
The second squaw also gave birth to a boy a few days later. The chief was extremely happy and built them a tepee of antelope hide.
Soon, the third squaw gave birth, but the chief kept the birth details secret. He built them a tepee of hippopotamus hide (I know there are no hippopotami in North America,but just go with it…) He challenged the people of his tribe to guess the latest birth details, and whomever was right would win a fine prize.

Many attempted but failed to guess the details.

Finally, a young brave came forth and declared that the third squaw had had twins.

“That’s correct” said the chief.”How did you know?”

“Simple, ” said the brave. “The value of the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal to the sons of the squaws of the other two hides.”

And the Cherokee Chief had a really good pension because he was wise and sought guidance Here.


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