Boost your financial knowledge and expertise with our new “box set” videos

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We believe that everyone should have access to improving their financial knowledge. Improved financial literacy offers many benefits, including feeling more in control of your money and peace of mind.

To help you better understand a range of financial concepts, we’ve teamed up with Money Alive to offer a range of “box set” videos on subjects from scams to pensions. Read on to find out more.

Watch our financial videos now

As part of our commitment to sharing the best financial resources and information, we’ve partnered with Money Alive to offer you a range of informative and engaging video box sets.

You can access these videos through the dedicated page on the Black Swan website and watch them whenever is convenient for you.

These interactive, impartial, and educational videos cover key financial topics such as:

  • The State Pension
  • Business protection
  • Pension Freedoms
  • Flexible income in retirement
  • Wills

Each topic is explained by a “box set” of videos comprising a few short episodes. So, grab a cup of tea, get comfortable, choose which box set you’d like to know more about and start your learning!

If you’ve already retired, you might want to start with “Drawdown Review”. This box set covers all the key considerations you need to think about, including how your money is invested and how much you can sustainably withdraw each year.

Or, if you’re worried about the recent rise in scams, the box set about protecting yourself from scams will help educate you on the threat of investment and pension scams, and the steps you can take to keep yourself safe.

Accessing the box sets is easy:

  1. Head to the videos page on our website
  2. Choose the box set you want, and click the image
  3. Complete your details on the short form to register
  4. You’ll receive a link via email to sign in
  5. Sign in and start viewing!

There are currently 10 box sets available on our website, so head over there now and find something that interests you.

Why having access to these videos and this knowledge is important

Gaining a better understanding of financial subjects can benefit your overall mental wellbeing.

A recent study by Royal London found evidence that working with a financial planner helps you to boost your knowledge and gain a better understanding of your finances – particularly when it comes to protection and retirement planning.

In the research, the insurer found that people who work with a planner feel they have a significantly better grasp of products and financial matters, compared with people who don’t have an adviser.

The research also found that people who work with a planner and who have access to financial expertise feel more confident about their financial plan.

More than a third (34%) of people who work with a planner say they feel more confident. This figure rises to almost three in five people (58%) who work with a planner on an ongoing basis.

It’s clear that better financial knowledge and having access to expertise has positive mental health benefits. So, to get a better grip on the issues that affect you, head to our videos page now, sit back, and enjoy some of the great content.

Get in touch

If it’s time for your financial review, or you want to explore how we can help you in this uncertain time, please get in touch. Email or contact your adviser on 020 3828 8100.


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