Anna's Voice

In pursuit of true wealth

  • Opinion
At Addidi, we’ve known for a long time how important factors other than accumulating financial and material wealth are to our wellbeing. Twenty plus years of experience improving and nurturing our clients’ financial wellbeing is our proof and our purpose. A satisfying and rewarding life is about using what we have to live our best...
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  • Opinion
The rise of women’s wealth Becoming the breadwinner There have been huge changes in women’s lives in recent decades and we’ve become an economic force to be reckoned with. In the UK we’re setting up and running successful businesses at an astonishing rate1, more women are moving up the corporate ladder and becoming business leaders...
  • Opinion
Is it me or has there been a flurry of females being appointed in top roles recently? Lately, every time I look at LinkedIn or the business press I seem to see an article about the appointment of a female in a prominent role. Alison Rose as the new CEO of RBS is perhaps the...
  • Are You In?
Yorkshire is all I’ve ever known, I had a very quiet and normal (whatever that is) childhood. I went to state school, and never really thought about what I would do when I got older. My mother was a teacher, father an engineer, who both worked locally but didn’t necessarily talk in detail about what...
  • Let's talk about...
Thinking about or talking about our own demise is something that we humans tend to avoid at all costs. Equally, we don’t like to think about what would happen were we to be diagnosed with a serious illness, or contracted a health problem that had a detrimental effect on our ability to work. But in...
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The world of pensions has seen a radical overhaul over the last decade and consequently, has never been far from the headlines. Some of the several measures which have been introduced over the last decade include auto-enrolment, pension freedoms and changes to the state pension age. Although some of these changes have so far been...
  • Are You In?
In late 2014, almost exactly 5 years ago, I joined a conference call telling me my role was redundant from a large global bank. I heard the news whilst holding my 11-week-old son in my arms and also some distance away from my colleagues as I was on maternity leave. In all, not a very...
  • News
Last month saw Addidi take part in and sponsor a different kind of charity event. ‘Business Not as Usual’ brought together the worlds of fashion and female founders to deliver a message of sustainability, all in aid of Reverse Rett. The event, which took place at the St.Pancras Renaissance Hotel, was attended by over 90...
  • Opinion
Every day is balancing act for many of us. Many women will be simultaneously trying to balance family life with a career, perhaps constantly feeling they’re not succeeding in either arena. We try to have a balanced and healthy approach to how we look after ourselves – both in what we eat and our physical...
  • Let's talk about...
In the second part of this series (the first part, let’s talk about money, can be found here), we take a closer look at investing – the myths, the truths and what you really need to know. Investing is a word many women shy away from. There are many misconceptions associated with the word ‘investing’-...
  • Opinion
Independence is the first step towards empowerment and equality. You can’t be a true equal if you don’t have some level of autonomy and freedom of choice. If we have not chosen it, being reliant on someone else for our daily financial needs is far from ideal. In the same way, if we only do...