Purposeful wealth – understanding your ‘why’

Most people would agree that wealth is not about hoarding money but the financial freedom and flexibility it affords to help us achieve our passions and goals. Wealth essentially has the capacity to create a powerful purpose within our lives, provided we are able to unlock its true value.

A good starting point for unlocking the value of wealth is to develop a clear understanding of what you want from life and what mark you want to leave. Do you want to travel; start your own business; support your family; create opportunities for others, or leave a legacy? Establishing the type of things that you really care about can provide a genuinely powerful purpose to wealth.

Sharing your wealth

One of the best ways to find fulfilment in your wealth is by sharing it; there is certainly no joy in holding onto wealth you will never use. Using wealth to help family, for instance, can be a particularly rewarding experience that allows you to positively change loved ones’ lives.

Indeed, as the cost-of-living crisis continues to weigh heavily on household budgets, there has perhaps never been a better time to offer financial support to family members.

Intergenerational planning

A recent report1 shows that one in three advised families now share the same financial adviser, with many turning to them for help with wealth transfers and planning. As well as cost-of-living pressures, the increasing need for intergenerational advice has also been fuelled by the Chancellor’s decision to freeze Inheritance Tax (IHT) allowances until at least 2026, which will result in a growing number of people becoming liable for death duties.

Unlocking the real value of your wealth

We can help you develop a clear understanding of what you want to achieve with your wealth and then provide the support and advice required to fulfil those goals.

1M&G, 2022

It is important to take professional advice before making any decision relating to your personal finances. Information within this article is based on our current understanding and can be subject to change without notice and the accuracy and completeness of the information cannot be guaranteed. It does not provide individual tailored investment advice and is for guidance only. Some rules may vary in different parts of the UK.