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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

Fortify financial peace of mind

August 2nd, 2021|

There are few things worse than lying in bed at night, tossing and turning over financial stress. Lack of sleep only adds to our stress and hinders our overall mental, physical and emotional health! Our [...]

A powerful mental trick to master the markets

July 26th, 2021|

If someone is selling something, their primary goal is most often to convince you to buy what they’re selling. If you follow financial accounts on social media, your timeline is likely crowded with people touting [...]

How to nurture financially savvy kids

July 19th, 2021|

In 1988, financial planner and best-selling author Venita Van Caspel wrote in her bestselling book Financial Dynamics for the 1990s: “Our educational system continues to send forth our young with so little information about financial [...]

How does the stock market work?

July 19th, 2021|

The fastest way to lose half of your money is not a stock market crash but a divorce, separation or a poor business decision (so it’s a good idea to make sure you’re on the [...]

When the opposite is true

July 12th, 2021|

There is a thin veneer over everything. When we are distracted by news streams, overwhelmed by direct messaging and tired from keeping up with the Joneses, it’s easy to create a veneer that allows us [...]

Is anchoring holding you back?

July 12th, 2021|

One of the challenges of financial planning is its complexity. Not only is it mathematically layered, but it’s also fraught with bias and emotional influence. For most of us, we only scratch the surface of [...]

The miracle of Meraki

July 5th, 2021|

In every culture and creed, there are traditions and philosophies about how to experience the best that life has in store for us, whilst overcoming trials and tragedies. From mindfulness to healthy eating, from exercise [...]

Sandwich generation

June 28th, 2021|

The sandwich generation refers to working-age individuals who are in the precarious position of looking after their growing children and caring for elderly parents.  They are effectively "sandwiched" between the responsibilities of caring for their [...]

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