Read stories and questions from real women | Choose a relatable financial advisor
Women talking finance
Independent Financial Advisors
Chances are, you’re not alone in wondering or worrying about that niggling money issue. Read the stories of normal women in their 40s, 50s and 60s – when people tend to think more seriously about money – and be inspired by how they ask questions, face challenges and start to take back control.
You’ve told us you can feel patronised and talked down to by ‘the money men’. So we asked our favourite female advisors – experts who are approachable, trustworthy and engaging – to take your questions and lend a hand. Sometimes it’s just easier to talk to someone who has some shared experiences.
"If an investment makes a loss or things aren’t working the way I like them to, I get a little stressed which has an impact on my life."Read my story
"I have a company pension, but I am trying to find out more and find the information and it’s a whole minefield really isn’t it."Read my story
"I’ve come a long way from where I was, and still need to go a lot further, but I’m trying my best. That's why money is precious."Read my story
"When you look online there’s too much information. Firstly, for someone like me, a laymen, it’s hard to know where to start."Read my story
"I don’t gamble – I don’t do the lottery. So I think maybe investing is my way of doing that. But I should probably have a professional look at it."Read my story
"I look at my neighbours sometimes and wonder how they survive on their money. Do they have to worry about it? Can they just do what they want?"Read my story
"I don’t particularly fancy a helicopter or a yacht or anything like that – all I want is to provide security for my family and my old age."Read my story
"I think managing your money is harder for women. But I like to be independent. So I do my research myself and get by."Read my story
"We’re busy people, working mothers, have a million things going on. We want short, sharp information. Not a whole load of waffle."Read my story
"I have a couple of best friends who I discuss money stuff with and it seems a lot of people just try to keep their heads above water."Read my story
"Saving is just a bit boring sometimes. But the stock market sounds fun! I just don’t understand it all yet."Read my story
"When I was 18 or 19 I was very frivolous. So I’m definitely more careful these days. I’ve learned my lesson!"Read my story
"Finance companies should push me into contributing more. I like being bullied into putting money away. But they don’t, so I don’t."Read my story
"My and my husband’s decisions are joined, but my husband does the managing of it. He’ll just do the donkey work first."Read my story
There is no commercial relationship between Boring Money and the featured financial advisers who have given their time on a free basis. We can attest to their willingness to help, their open and friendly natures and the fact that they are all registered with the financial regulator. We cannot however provide a formal recommendation as to their professional capabilities so please do your own due diligence.