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The Weekly Waffle

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๐Ÿง‡ The Weekly Waffle - This Week's Highlights at the Academy Town Hall - Friday Lunch Bunch, February 2nd, 2024 ๐Ÿ“…

Hello, Dear Wafflers, ๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŒž Welcome to your crispy, syrupy dose of Friday news, served straight from the griddle of our Friday Lunch Bunch's Town Hall chinwag. Let's tuck in, shall we?

๐ŸŒฟ On Today's Menu: A Holistic Feast for Thought ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

๐Ÿง‡Holistic Financial Planning vs. The Sales Pitch Parade ๐ŸŒˆ:

Ever wondered why traditional financial planning feels like you're being sold dreams in a bottle? We're dishing out the real tea on how HFP is about sculpting your future, not just padding your wallet. Spoiler: It's more about living your best life than buying the best life insurance.

๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ Life Tidy's Curtain Call ๐Ÿ“‚:

Got your digital life in a twist? "Life Tidy" is bowing out, but fear not! Keylu's stepping into the spotlight as the UK's next big document darling. Make the switch before your files turn into digital dust!

๐Ÿก Green Is The New Gold: Retrofit Grants ๐ŸŒ:

Dreaming of a green castle? Discover how snagging a grant for a home retrofit can slash your bills and carbon footprint faster than you can say "net zero".

๐ŸŽข The Real Risk Roulette ๐ŸŒ€:

What's scarier โ€“ a lifetime in the corporate hamster wheel, or taking the self-employment leap into work that feels like play? Hint: It's not the option that comes with a gold watch.

๐Ÿ’ผ Conflicts of Interest: The Financial Industry's Open Secret ๐Ÿค:

Dive into our exposรฉ on how hidden agendas in financial services are playing roulette with your future.

๐Ÿ’‘ Marriage, Money, and Habitudes ๐Ÿ’ฐ:

Ever wonder why your better half can't stick to a budget? Unpack the mystery of your Money Habitudes and find peace, love, and budget harmony.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Fiduciary In All Things: Beyond the Buzzword ๐Ÿš€:

Join us as we follow George Kinder's battle cry for unadulterated fiduciary responsibility โ€“ because your finances deserve a knight in shining armour, not a salesman in disguise.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Midlife Crises and Butterflies: An Unexpected Duo ๐Ÿ›:

Discover how embracing change can turn your midlife crisis into your most transformative years yet. Spoiler: It involves less consuming and more pollinating.

๐Ÿ“š Finfluencers: Navigate the Legal Minefield ๐Ÿšจ:

Aspire to be a planner finfluencer, not a jailbird. Learn the legal line between empowering advice and outright selling.

๐Ÿค The Secret Sauce to a Good Life ๐ŸŒŸ:

Spoiler alert from TEDx โ€“ it's not your bank balance that counts, it's your squad.

๐ŸŒŽ Expats Unite: Financial Planning Without Borders โœˆ๏ธ:

Calling all globe-trotters and international investors โ€“ here's how our AI Financial Planner can make the world your financial oyster. Ask me a question!

๐Ÿง  Staying Sharp: Mental Agility As You Age ๐Ÿ“š:

Get the lowdown from McKinsey on keeping your grey matter in tip-top shape.

๐Ÿ† Working Wonder Years ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿฝ:

Meet the legends redefining "retirement age" and snag tips on dodging the ageism bullet in today's workplace.

๐Ÿ’ณ 2024's Subscription Shocker ๐Ÿ’ฅ:

In a wild twist, we've frozen our Academy Subscription prices! Dive into the deets and snag a sweet deal on your journey to enlightenment (or at least financial clarity).

That's all for this week's waffle stack, folks! For a trip down memory lane, check out our old waffles or snag an invite to our next lunch bunch (Feb 9, 2024 12:00 PM London) for some real-time natter.

Until next week, keep it crispy, keep it waffly, and above all, keep it real. Have a smashing one! ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ‘‹ Cheerio!

Steve Conley

Founder, Academy of Life Planning


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