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‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams’
Eleanor Roosevelt



Looking after clients in London and the South East

Financial planning for life's transitions

Change is the only constant in life. We specialise in helping clients through life’s transitions like divorce, the death of a spouse or a parent, retirement, and many other things life throws at us. Some of the transitions we encounter are joyful and can be planned for, whilst others happen unexpectedly and can destabilise our finances, confidence and resilience. You may want more than a rote response or a templated advice process at times like these. Our approach differs for every client; it depends on what you need and when.

How we do financial planning

Financial planning is like doing a jigsaw puzzle; we could start with the corners or the edges, but unless we know what the picture on the box looks like, it’s hard to know what we are aiming for. You may have a clear idea of the life you wish to live, in which case we can work with you to build a financial plan to achieve the life you want. Or you may face a different future than the one you imagined and struggle to see what comes next. That’s ok! We will give you all the time you need to talk through what’s going on and what you need and help you tackle any pressing issues or decisions. We then guide you step by step towards a positive future and your life goals without running out of money

Why we do what we do

Our greatest joy comes from seeing our clients grow in confidence, understanding how their finances relate to the life they can live and enjoying the best of life, knowing that their financial plan will keep them secure.


An Economics graduate, I started my career as a graduate trainee with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PwC) but quickly realized that audit was not for me.


I moved into financial services working for some well known names in the city. I never felt comfortable with the traditional transactional approach to financial advice, nor the reduction in service between initial transactions where clients would be promised the earth but in reality only ever receive the bare minimum ‘sausage factory’ of ongoing service. I wanted to do more for clients than just building funds to manage.

I am a Mum to three daughters and the owner of a mud-loving golden retriever. I was the first financial adviser to sit on a Resolution committee and am a current trustee for the charity One Plus One.


Karen has a unique ability to understand the individual and work accordingly with them. She totally gets me and my level of understanding of finances. As a result  she has the rare ability to deal with my individual circumstances and not treat me like another one of the crowd. This has made working with her a pleasure.
Karen has amazing attention to detail, the ability to translate complicated concepts into my language and responds quickly.




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Karen Ritchie Limited

High Riseden,  Tidebrook, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6PA

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