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2019
5:30 pm Bookworms Book Group @ Hungerfor... @ Hungerford Library
Bookworms Book Group @ Hungerfor... @ Hungerford Library
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bookworms Book Group @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Bookworms Book Group Third Friday of the month, 5.30-6.30pm at Hungerford Library. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/  
7:30 pm Call Me By Your Name – Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Call Me By Your Name – Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Call Me By Your Name - Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
A Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, and Written by James IvoryWINNER BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY ACADEMY AWARD. Nominated for Four Oscars. Call Me by Your Name is the[...]
Feb
16
Sat
2019
9:30 am Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall | England | United Kingdom
Aldworth’s community-run Saturday Market is now in Aldworth’s beautiful, newly-built village hall (RG8 9SE).  The hall is off Bell Lane adjoining the recreation/cricket field with a children’s playground next to the hall. The Market runs[...]
10:00 am Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage
Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom
This one-day workshop will cover: taps (changing washers and re-seating), fitting speed-fit and compression connections and pressure testing, cutting pipes and soldering, household isolation valves and an overview of various fittings.
10:15 am Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 16 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Storytime for children under 5 years Every Saturday, 10.15-10.45am at Theale Library. For more information, please contact the library: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195
10:30 am ‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford... @ Hungerford Library
‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford... @ Hungerford Library
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
'Love Hue' Art Club @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Love Hue Art Club For 7 years + (children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult) 3rd Saturday of the month. 10.30am-12.00pm at Hungerford Library £2 per person – For more information, please contact[...]
2:30 pm Newbury Library Book Group – Sat... @ Newbury Library
Newbury Library Book Group – Sat... @ Newbury Library
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library
Newbury Library Book Group – SATURDAY New members are always welcome and it’s free to join. Please drop in to any book group meeting or contact the library for further details: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/bookgroups Third  or fourth[...]
7:30 pm Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park
Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park | East Challow | England | United Kingdom
Upcoming Concerts at the Hall at Challow Park This Saturday, February 16th, 7.30pm Simon Watterton (piano) Here is his full programme: J.S.Bach – Prelude and Fugue in A flat Major from Book 1 of the[...]
7:45 pm Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Feb 16 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall | Woodlands Saint Mary | England | United Kingdom
Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and[...]
8:00 pm Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space
Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space | England | United Kingdom
  Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. Their 2015 indie release ‘The Burning Low EP’ has garnered airplay[...]

The Brown Dog Financial Planning ethos: it’s all about YOU

Brown Dog Financial Planning

I start with it’s all about YOU and then instantly talk about ME.  How rude is that?  However a little background can be a useful thing.

I am a country girl at heart with amongst other things a little brown dog to support.  I’ve done my stint in Africa and then a stretch being corporate in London and loved it all.  The point is that I love the shape my life is now but I am sure it will all look different again in another 20 years’ time.

I am a Financial Planner by occupation and have the logical mind which that requires, but I like to think I go about it a bit differently.

This is where YOU come in.  I firmly believe that I can’t advise you what to do with your money and how to make your plans without knowing more about what makes you tick.  It’s as much about how you’ve got to where you are now as to where you are headed.

What do you want?

So for me it’s all about YOU.  What is Your Why?  What makes you do what you do?  Do you like it? Do you hate it? What do you day dream about?  Where do you want to retire? Do you yearn to travel or are you a homebird? How much is Your Enough?

It’s all about looking at your life as it is now and keeping the bits you like and trying to make it possible for you to change the bits you don’t.  Once you have the information you can make the choices that are important to you and have a realistic expectation of the outcomes.

Life is not a rehearsal, we only have one go at it.  Don’t be one of those people like my Dad who worked so hard to provide everything for his family we didn’t see him enough.  He’s very well off now, but he missed out on so much and we’re now adults and busy, so I think he’s a bit lonely.

Its all about balance and having a plan to get where you want to but more importantly knowing the consequences of your choices.

If you want to retire early, then how much will you need to live on and more importantly where are you building it from?  The State Pension is a great stepping stone to retirement, but that’s what it is a stepping stone.  You have to do the rest.

Phew…that was all a bit hard-core for this time of day, but it’s true.

Client Testimonials

“Thank you for explaining in normal English our finances and all my paperwork.  Now I know I can book more theatre tickets Barry is delighted as he will get more peace and quiet.”  Sue L, Marlborough

“Thank you so much for your help in putting the right words together and just being there…it has been a seriously tense fraught time for the last few months and hopefully we can begin to turn to some kind of normal again now we have a plan in place.”    S Hart, Pangbourne

Contact Brown Dog Financial Planning

If you would like to chat about retirement planning or any other financial topics please feel free to contact me, Jessamy Walker at

Brown Dog Financial Planning Ltd
No 1 The Courtyard, Lower Slope End Farm,
Stype, Hungerford,
Berks RG17 0RE

01488 682890
enquiries@browndogfp.co.uk
@browndogfp
LinkedIn/JessamyWalker

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2 Responses

  1. Hi Jessamy

    Would you be able to give me a rough ideas of what your fees to assist in retirement planning please? I appreciate it very much depends on each individual case and ‘portfolio’ but I’d just like a rough idea so I can decide what to do next.

    Kind regards
    Elaine Newton

    1. Hi Elaine

      Thank you for asking.

      You are right, it does depend very much on your personal circumstances. Please give me a call in the office on 01488 682890 and we can have a chat and I can give you a quote when I know a bit more detail

      We offer a first meeting to discuss in more detail what you want to achieve and to show you our process at no obligation or cost. I send you a short summary of our discussion after the meeting and a quote and it’s then up to you if you want to proceed.

      I look forward to talking to you.

      Kind regards
      Jessamy

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