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FT Guide to Wealth Management by Jason Butler

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Philanthropy

In Chapter 1 we looked at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and the fact that, as our own and our immediate family’s needs are met, it is natural to seek a higher level of fulfilment, meaning and purpose; the process of self-actualisation. Giving time or money to causes from which neither you nor your family can directly benefit is clearly an altruistic and selfless act and may help you to achieve that feeling of greater meaning and purpose in your life.

Giving time

Helping people or causes doesn’t have to mean giving away your wealth. Giving your time can be equally valuable and, in many cases, more fulfilling. There are numerous organisations throughout the UK that offer ways for people to volunteer their time and expertise across ...

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