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Meet Janet Hugo

I have developed this online space  to share my and my family’s experience of the financial services industry.   From being on the receiving end of very poor financial advice, to our family experience of living with a dreaded disease and all that implies.

As a financial planner I have the privilege of helping my clients achieve peace of mind when it comes to their financial affairs.  I landed up in the industry to do just that for our family.

The phrase “you can’t trust a skinny chef” has always made me smile. I’ve collected some great practical tips about products, financial planning, dreaded disease and tax that I would like to share with you.

If you are looking for the Sterling Private Wealth corporate website please click on the Sterling logo below.

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janet hugo FPI

Meet Janet Hugo

I have developed this online space  to share my and my family’s experience of the financial services industry.   From being on the receiving end of very poor financial advice, to our family experience of living with a dreaded disease and all that implies.

As a financial planner I have the privilege of helping my clients achieve peace of mind when it comes to their financial affairs.  I landed up in the industry to do just that for our family.

The phrase “you can’t trust a skinny chef” has always made me smile. I’ve collected some great practical tips about products, financial planning, dreaded disease and tax that I would like to share with you.

If you are looking for the Sterling Private Wealth corporate website please click on the Sterling logo below.

sterling private wealth logo
janet hugo articles on money web
janet hugo FPI

Our Experience of

About 15 years ago, I was a stay at home mom with children of 6 and 8.  Although I was active in my husband’s investment management business, I had no source of my own income and it started to worry me.   I suppose I was asking the “What happens if…?” questions.

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I have learned that planning for a dreaded disease event and experiencing it as a family are very different things.  I had no idea how much time would need to be invested in the administration that goes along with several different doctors and their accounts, the tax queries on legitimate medical claims and then the time drain of waiting.

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Estate planning is not about minimising taxes and having enough money for your dependents. I really believe that having your affairs in order is one of the last acts of love you can do for the people you leave behind.

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Latest Articles from Janet

It’s time to turn up the kindness, to yourself

October 25th, 2021|

In a recent blog from Marelisa Fabrega, lawyer and entrepreneur, she spoke of 17 ways to be kinder to yourself! It seems like a lot, but when we think about all the ways and times [...]

What’s an annuity?

October 25th, 2021|

Have you ever heard someone say that you need to make your money work for you? It seems like an impossible achievement for many of us because we immediately think we need a stack of [...]

The best place to invest

October 18th, 2021|

Somehow, despite all the messages to be kinder to ourselves, we have this predisposition to put ourselves down. Along the line, the early messages of “You can do better” become “You’re not good enough.” We [...]

Can you change how you feel about money?

October 11th, 2021|

Here’s the quick answer: yes! That’s the easy part. The challenge lies in the next question: How do I change how I feel about money? There are plenty of books, blogs, podcasts and short courses [...]

Levels of financial dependence

October 11th, 2021|

At the very surface level of constructing a financial plan, the journey can feel linear. We begin with what we have and plan to move towards an end goal of ‘having enough’ and being financially [...]

Learning leverages healthy decisions (1/3)

October 4th, 2021|

A curriculum doesn’t drive learning; curiosity drives learning. When we consider the learning pattern of those who are outside of schooling systems, it’s curiosity that drives their learning, not the prescribed milestones of an education [...]

Charge what you’re worth

September 27th, 2021|

“How much should I be charging my clients?” This is a common question as we work with an increasing number of people setting up their own businesses. In the wake of a radical economic downturn, [...]

What happens to our passwords when we pass?

September 20th, 2021|

Estate planning, wills and final testaments are not easy processes to navigate. Setting up life cover and considering what will happen to your family when you pass away can be deeply emotional and an experience [...]

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