Wolverhampton is a city in the West Midlands, which was a major centre for coal mining, steel production, lock making, automotive manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution. Today, the city’s economy is still based on engineering.
Things to do and see around Wolverhampton
- Wightwick Manor and Gardens – Victorian manor house set in 17 acres of woodland and gardens, historic orchard, gift shop, second-hand bookshop, art collection and stables which have been converted into a tearoom. Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, WV6 8EE
- Moseley Old Hall – the Hall is famous for being one of the resting places of Charles II following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651 – the four-poster bed that he slept in is in the King’s room. Within the grounds is a knot garden dating back to the 17th century and woods to explore. Moseley Old Hall Lane, Featherstone, Wolverhampton, WV10 7HY.
- Wild Zoological Park – situated at the Halfpenny Green Wine Estate, this park is home to animals including reptiles, marmosets, crocodiles, toucans, armadillos, iguanas, emus. Upper Whittimere Farm, Tom Lane, Halfpenny Green, Wolverhampton, DY7 5EP.
- Wolverhampton Art Gallery – contains more than 300 years of art including work by Gainsborough. There are Georgian and Victorian rooms containing works from those periods, the pop art gallery is an interactive space which has featured work by Andy Warhol, as well as local history and world collections. Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU.
- Northycote Farm and Country Park – Tudor farmhouse built around 1600 that is a working farm that is home to sheep, pigs and chickens. Northycote Farm is set in 90 acres of woodland, fields, the Berry Brook and meadowland. Underhill Lane, Bushbury, Wolverhampton, WV10 7JF.
If you need family law guidance in the Wolverhampton area, we have found the following firms
- Rees Page Solicitors – 8-12 Waterloo Rd, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL
- Sharratts Solicitors Ltd – 81 Wergs Rd, Wolverhampton, WV6 8QB
- Thornes Solicitors – Lich Gates, Wolverhampton, WV1 1UA
So, you think there is no future?
If you work, how can you maximise your income? Could you ask your employer for training and up your game at work? Get a promotion? Could do something at weekends to earn some extra cash. You may have to be “all hands to the pumps” for a while to set yourself on the straight and narrow financially, but it will be all worthwhile. Again, it is worth speaking to a financial advisor about the possibilities available to you. There are also career coaches out there who can help you to realise your potential and income growth! Financial planning needs to be a box you tick.
You may need some life insurance to protect your children in the event of your death or you may wish to protect your income if you suffered a critical illness. There are many possibilities to explore and you can take what you earn along with what you may have in the bank and make the best of the situation. Many people have company pensions which lay dormant, these can be revived and made to work again. Everyone’s situation differs.
You will be dealing with similar issues if your partner has died. You have to look at the “pot” available to you and get it working to its maximum potential, taking into account the possible future scenarios. A one to one consultation with a financial advisor will help you to put things into some kind of order. If you haven’t dealt with money matters before, they will explain what everything means as you go along. You may find that your partner had shares which mean nothing to you. Get all the paperwork together ready for an advisor to look through and make sense of.
Dealing with finances can seem scary and complicated
Yes, if you have never been the one to deal with the finances, it can all seem a very daunting and complicated. However, a good financial advisor will put everything into plain English and explain so you understand. There is no point shying away from financial planning because it seems “scary” – you have to take the bull by the horns and face up to it. You will feel uplifted when you realise that things are no so complicated afterall.
Whether you have money or not, what you are striving for is probably financial stability and a new life. Whether you are buying a home or renting, things have changed. Many people are opting to rent these days, so don’t think you are a failure if you don’t own your own home. Who knows what the future holds? Life is full of surprises. You don’t know if you will meet a new partner, or win the lottery. Live in the now, but plan for the future.