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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 articles on money web
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

Ready to be more resilient?

September 13th, 2021|

We can’t change what happens to us, but we can change how we respond to what happens to us, and within us. Everything ages, but not everything ages well. Some things can wither from the [...]

The higher the fee, the better the value?

September 13th, 2021|

How do you decide on the better of two products you are not really familiar with or can’t visually tell the difference? For example - I had to buy a new cellphone charger the other [...]

Making mindfulness easier

September 6th, 2021|

Anything in life that is truly worth doing - is not easy. It is easy to forget this when we see others doing really well and making the difficult seem like a cinch. We don’t [...]

Déjà vu?

August 30th, 2021|

When we experience our first crisis, we think our world is about to end. It could have been our first unrequited love when we were 12, a rejection letter from an application when we were [...]

Have you been offered early retirement? (Part 2)

August 23rd, 2021|

Following on from the previous blog on considering early retirement, the focus of this conversation sparker is to look at five key things that should be on our to-do list before we make any decisions [...]

A round tuit – and a bit about dread disease cover

August 23rd, 2021|

There’s a rare object known as a tuit. It’s a special gift to keep for yourself, but also has great value for your friends and family. Tuits, especially round ones, will generally have a note [...]

Have you been offered early retirement? (Part 1)

August 16th, 2021|

For many years we’ve been having better conversations about retirement. It’s no longer a matter of finding a job, staying in it for 40 years, and then retiring for fifteen years under the assumption that [...]

Designing Your “No Rules Retirement”

August 9th, 2021|

Our concept of retirement is undergoing a metamorphosis. Demographic, societal, and workplace trends have all converged to offer a stage of life—at mid-life and beyond—that is much more fluid and flexible than we previously thought [...]

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