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Role title – Business Assistant – Olney, near Milton Keynes Salary – £8-10,000 per annum dependent on experience Hours – 16 hours per week Who are Jane Smith Financial Planning? We are a family run business, based in Olney, that was first established by Jane Smith… Read More

Why is financial planning important to you?

You have probably found yourself planning for the big expenses like holidays or a new car, but have you made any plans for the long term future? This is where working with our small expert team will help. You have to decide what you want your future life to look… Read More

New Year’s resolutions

Have you made any new year resolutions? It’s a question that tends to divide people as, for some, it’s the first goal they set of the year and will continue to set (and hopefully achieve) throughout the year. For others, it’s a precursor to failure and so they choose instead… Read More

What have we been up to?

We spent a lot of time last year working on improving our systems and processes, then we looked up one day and realised, the office just wasn’t “Jane Smith” anymore. We rebranded in 2016 and spent a lot of time working on improving the business in 2017 and 2018, but… Read More

Reflection – saying farewell to 2018

As this is our last newsletter for 2018, it feels appropriate to briefly reflect on a few key changes we have seen over the last year. The biggest thing to mention is obviously the team! Clare, Michael and Hannah all joined us this year and are now firmly settled… Read More

Warner Edwards Gin Tour

In October we took a group of clients to the award-winning Warner Edwards Gin Distillery in the village of Harrington. There are only three businesses in the village, all within walking distance of each other – the gin distillery, The Tollemarch Arms (“The Tolly”) – a perfect country pub and… Read More

BS8577 Certification

We have to admit, we are feeling a little bit pleased with ourselves about this! You may have already seen on social media, at the end of October we were officially awarded BS8577 Certification. You’d be forgiven for assuming it’s just another qualification. But, it is not. This is a… Read More

Reassurance on investments

We’ve spoken with a few of our clients recently who, after a prolonged period of really rather good returns, have noticed either a lack of growth on their investment or even, more worryingly for them, a drop in their investment. The most important thing we can say is please don’t… Read More

October’s Budget

This was an interesting one, in the fact that it was a bit of a non-event. We were all waiting for the big changes that were predicted and actually it all fell a bit flat. The main changes to mention are: From April 2019, you can earn up to £12,500… Read More

Never too old to learn

It’s that time of year when students are getting ready to go to university for the first time or returning to complete their studies. But if you are thinking about continuing with your own path of learning, it’s important to know that it’s never too late to learn something new. Read More