Thomas Dickson, Chartered Financial Planner and Managing Director of Essential Money talks about the financial decisions he resolved to tackle in 2017. Watch this space early next year for a summary on how many of the promises made were kept.We're also looking forward to reading his financial resolutions for 2018!
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Many thanks for responding .... so promptly. Your advice was spot on as usual, and has just saved me several hundred pounds this year. I can't thank you enough.
Jaspal Sandhu - January 2010
It is my pleasure to recommend Sarah as she has given me excellent service. When I think about how I sweated sorting out mortgages myself before!!!Visit Orthodontic Excellence
Peter Huntley - July 2008
We would just like to say what a great help your financial services have been to us.... ... very knowledgeable and extremely helpful ... ‘down to earth’ mannerism makes you approachable and your prompt attention to our queries, ensures the smooth running of our financial affairs.
Raj & Asha Ram
Thomas communicates well and he cares.... team give a fantastic service making you feel like you are their only client.
Thanks so much for this comprehensive and helpful information ... it was a great help and encouragement and we are so glad to have your help.
Dr Malcolm Laird
Thomas has been a fantastic help to us over the last few years, reviewing our finances, investments and insurances. We have received extremely good advice and particularly like his concise summary of our meetings and action plans which as
Thomas has looked after my financial affairs for nearly 10 years. I appreciate dealing with one person, albeit one supported by a competent team. Our annual meetings, held at conveniently at my house concentrate my financial
Tamsin Vaughn Williams
Julia, Surrey, semi retired Drama teacher and Theatre director
Once again, you have been excellent - extremely helpful, friendly and empathetic during what became a prolonged process. We’d have no hesitation in recommending Essential Money – all the team there have always been professional, courteous and, most importantly, helped us manage our finances better!
Matt Woodhams & Louise Hocking
Finance is something which the rest of our lives hinge around, whether we like it or not... with your mini-bar giveaway I think you may well be voted one of the years top speakers….. You really helped make sense of it for us ALL.
We can now concentrate just on our work knowing that our financial matters are in good hands.
Dr Johan & Ronette Goosen
My wife and I are both dentists. We arrived in England as young dentists with no experience in the business world. Our first problem was, income protection cover, what do we need and what is available? Secondly what
Dr Johan Goosen & Dr Ronette Nieuwoudt
Thomas - Thanks so much for this comprehensive and helpful information and for the patient, careful and clear way you took me through all these details on Tuesday. It was a great help and encouragement and we are so glad to have your help. Many thanks again.
Dr Malcolm Laird - September 2009
Mr Jatinder Heer BDS (Lond) MFGDP RCS (Eng)
...We'd have no hesitation in recommending Essential Money - all the team there have always been professional, courteous and, most importantly, helped us manage our finances better!
Matt Woodhams & Louise Hocking - May 2008
Thomas looks after all my financial affairs from insurance to investments. The analysis and planning is exceptional and easy to understand. He communicates eloquently and in an easy to understand manner without using jargon! Keeps me updated regularly and has an office that is friendly, helpful and quick to respond.
I would wholly recommend Thomas and Essential Money as I have found them to be extremely customer focused, excellent advisors and very professional.
Clear, concise and honest information which is explained in basic English so that I can understand the financial terms and relate it to my financial needs..... looked after my business and family's financial welfare over the last 10
Having moved to Thomas after 30 years from another company we were unsure if he would be as good as he had been recommended to us. However he is way beyond any comparison with our previous advisor. He has time to listen, his advice has been spot
...well known for clear explanations of tax law and giving sound advice...
Thomas Dickson has been my financial adviser for the last 5 years. During this time he has consistently offered a high level of service and advice. Since starting Essential Money, he and the team around him have
Mark Forty, OrthodonticsForYou - April 2008
I have known Ranjit for more than 10 years as my Financial Adviser and have always found him to be helpful, trustworthy, conscientious and professional in our dealings. He has also helped me by running courses on financial matters for postgraduate dentists and these have been to the same high standard.
Richard Spicer BDS BSc MFGDP (UK) MMEd
Your advice was spot on as usual, and has just saved me several hundred pounds this year
We would just like to say what a great help your financial services have been to us, more so since we have recently become partners from being associates. We have found Thomas to be very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. More
Raj & Asha Ram
Thomas - I have just read your article in the probe and just wanted to say how refreshing it was to find somebody expounding a practical view about incorporation rather than the usual rubbish that one reads from accountants just looking for work! Morris & Co
Nick Ledingham - Morris & Co. (Chartered Accountants) - October 2009
Essential Money has always viewed my needs at a personal level rather than just treating me as one of their clients. The style, Thomas uses to explain finance, projections along with his dedication towards my needs
Sukhi Atthi, Birmingham January 2013
Thomas has given me good advice on how to manage my investments and so achieve my plans for an ongoing active retirement. He responds promptly to email queries. I am happy with the service provided and the agreed frequency of reviews in relation to the charges made.
I have just read your article in the Probe and just wanted to say how refreshing it was to find somebody expounding a practical view about incorporation...
...consistently offered a high level of service and advice. ... friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. I feel now that should I ever fall ill or have any other problems, financially I am now safe for the future.
For many years, I paid scant attention to my financial planning. Like many dentists, I was a high earner (and a high spender)and I felt there was plenty of time left to worry about insuring my health and funding my retirement. I almost
The process we have undergone with you was utterly insightful. We now have a living, working financial plan which can develop with us and our aspirations. We believe that's how financial planning should be. We don't live in an IFA
Sophie & Fraser Mitchell
Thank you so much for the excellent service over the years. Be assured of my loyalty in years to come.
Walter Reynecke - March 2008
Thomas has been continuously there for guidance, help and advice since I graduated. He is one of the most trustworthy professionals that I have come in contact with and will always seek the best for your interest. Thomas has a
Raza Jaffery - April 2010
Excellent advice on all aspects of financial planning. Good manner - gives feeling of reassurance.
... have really taken the time to get to know our personal financial goals/vision and assist us in all aspects of financial planning. They have always been upfront/transparent about their charges and provided us with considerable savings ..
.. ..always provided us with extremely well researched advice and answered any questions ... very approachable and provides advice in a non pressurised manner... regular updates on relevant financial issues which help to keep us up to date.
Beth & Dan Daly
Excellent all round advice regarding property, pensions and ISA. Always answers queries promptly and is very thorough. Very trustworthy.
3 years ago I had a dream of being the owner of successful dental practices. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Thomas Dickson and his team I am well on my way to realising that dream. Thomas was able to see my vision
Eamonn McDaid - October 2008
Brendan has been the family’s financial adviser for some time. I found him prompt with answers to my queries, efficient and careful to get all information possible to consider alternative actions and, most
Dr. Zoser Fouad Boulis
The process we have undergone with you was utterly insightful. That the output is a living, working plan which develops with us and our aspirations is, we believe, how financial planning should be. As we don’t live in IFA-world,
Dr S & Mr F Mitchell - March 2012
Thomas has been a regular contributor to The Probe for a while, and he is well known for his clear explanations of tax law and giving sound advice...a wonderful human being!
Lisa Townshend - Editor, The Probe - November 2007
Thomas helps us understand what is happening to our business, helps us calculate the impact of any decisions we make both now and in the future. When we come away from meeting Thomas we feel enlightened and enlivened. It is difficult to put a price on such peace of mind.
Prof. I.L.C. Chapple PhD, BDS, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS, CCST (Rest Dent)
... after an introductory meeting to review my current financial position it was immediately clear that he had the knowledge, dental background and understanding to help me with my financial planning in the lead up to retirement. I
Dr Michael Fulforth
Karl R. Lehmann Dip PFS, Certified Financial Planner, Principal, Lehmann Financial Management - July 2007
Thomas is a good communicator always patiently explaining things which are obtuse. He is easy to contact, reliable and always makes time for me at my convenience.
I've almost given up reading the financial headlines! It seems as a country we lurch from one crisis to another and any good news about the economy is shortly followed by bad news. The reality is that it's not hard to find headlines as follows: "FTSE