Master these fundamentals to get out of debt, create a financial plan and make your money work for you

A step-by-step course to build your financial future by learning
the fundamental mechanics of money

is it like this for you too?

It feels like dealing with finances is difficult and outside of your control

You find it difficult to set and stick to a budget or spending plan

You feel that budgeting of your finances takes away your freedom

You wonder what to do with any left-over or given money

Feeling well-off isn't necessarily about earning more, but about understanding the foundations of finance so you never have to worry about money.

Here’s why we developed meaningful academy

To help you understand where each £ goes and how much you have left at the end of the month

To help you plan ahead and budget for the things you want to buy rather than overspending

To help you to intentional about staying on top of things as time goes along, with a robust regular review process

To help you create a concrete plan on how to get out of debt by a specific date and each week you will take the right steps to get there

Thankfully, you are in the right place to achieve this...

Introducing MEANINGFUL ACADEMY

Clear actions to set you up for financial success.


The only financial course you’ll ever need to get your finances in order and never again worry about making it to the end of the month.


After taking this course, your finances will finally start to make sense.


take control of your finances using the right tools to stay on top of your money

Work at your own pace
There are 7 distinct modules with 56 video lessons, guiding you step-by-step along the way.

Clear actions to set you up for financial success 
Understanding your money is not just about having comprehensive financial information. You'll learn exactly how to put it into action.

Stay on track with the included bonuses
Worksheets, quick guides, reviews and checklists will help you stay organised and move forward quickly.

Exclusive access to a Facebook Community
Connect with other students, ask questions, participate in the monthly live sessions, give and receive encouragement.

Live 'Ask Me Anything' sessions with Pete
This is your opportunity to ask the questions that are important to you.

being in control of your money doesn't have to be hard


Here's what you'll learn inside financial foundations

How to think about our finances, understand your pressure points, and how to apply yourself to the long-term process of creating a secure future

How to put in place an emergency fund and, for the first time, really exercise control over your money

How to set up and stick to a monthly budget, how to deal with setbacks and how to ensure that you pay yourself first every time

How to clear your debt as quickly as possible once and for all

How to prioritise life insurance and how to review your protection programme to keep it current with your changing needs

Hi I'm Pete

I am a very happy husband and father of two grown-up girls. I’m also a Chartered Financial Planner and Managing Director of Jacksons Wealth Management in Penzance, UK.

I’ve spent thousands of hours putting out free content every week in video, podcast and written form.

During all this time and in my experience as a Chartered Financial Planner, I've learned that it is possible for anyone to achieve their goals, whether financial or otherwise, by following some time-tested rules.

Meaningful Academy is where my best, most distilled thinking lives. So if you want to make quick progress and kick-start your wealth-building, the Academy is where it’s at.


"Bought this course yesterday and have smashed through all the videos!! Looking forward to sitting down on the weekend and putting all into practice. The tutor is very knowledgeable and has provided good material that will help plan the perfect budget, I was recommended this course by a friend and would recommend it to anyone else looking to get a hold of their finances."

JACK W.
Financial foundations Student

How financial foundations is structured to help you learn


Across 7 different modules you'll learn all about:
1 - The Money Mindset

Money can exert an incredible power over us, making us worry or want to bury our heads in the sand.

We need to learn how to think about our finances, understand our pressure points, and how to apply ourselves to the long-term process of creating a secure future.


2 - The Life-Buffer

Life has a habit of smacking us in the face whenever we feel like we’re getting somewhere. In financial terms, this can mean an unexpected bill just as we were starting to make progress clearing our debt, which means we have to go deeper into our overdraft. The best way I know to reduce the impact of these events is to put in place a starter emergency fund.

In this module, you’ll learn how much to set aside, where you should keep the money, what it can
(and can’t) be used for, and crucially, how to get the money together.

You’ll set a goal for pulling the sum you need together in as short a time as possible, and reinforce just why this is so important.


3 - Budget Mastery

Your entire financial future is built on your ability to spend less than you earn. The process of identifying your costs and assigning where your money goes each month is called budgeting.

This most fundamental of skills isn’t taught in schools, but it really is the thing that financial success is built upon. This module contains video lessons, downloadable budget spreadsheets and printables to help you set and stick to a realistic budget.


4 - Debt Elimination

Debt is a killer.

Not only does it act against our wealth-building efforts, but it can also consume our thoughts and cause great distress. 

Good news: there IS a way out of bad debt, and in this module you'll find the techniques to achieve this, as well as support for how to cope with the inevitable setbacks
along the way.


5 - Life Protection

Too many people skip over the essentials of protecting your finances against disaster.

To try and build wealth for the future without a strong foundation of insurance makes no sense to me. The problem is that insurance is tricky to understand, which is why this module exists!


6 - Setting Goals

As we begin to look forward to the Building Wealth stage of our financial lives, it helps to have something to aim for.


7 - Saving and Investing Basics

Building wealth begins with an understanding of the fundamentals of how money works and
how it grows.

All financial foundations Members Get Access To:

Thriving Facebook private community

This is easily one of the best bonuses of Meaningful Academy - Financial Foundations which will naturally continue to expand and become better.

Joining the group is reserved only for students of this course. Connect with other students, ask questions, participate in the monthly live sessions, give and receive encouragement along the way.

Workbooks, guides, checklists

Apart from the main video lessons in Financial Foundations, we have included additional materials to help you move forward confidently, organise your finance and keep track of what's going on.

Included are workbooks, cheatsheets, quick guides, review sheets, planning tools, questions to ask your providers and much more.

All these can be printed and filled by hand or used digitally.

Monthly live q&A sessions

Each month, I (Pete Matthew) host a private Live Q&A Session in the Facebook group mentioned above.

This is your opportunity to ask a specific question and get the answer you need to move forward. So, if you feel stuck or there's something that we can address, I'd be happy to do so.

Otherwise, you can always reach me by email if it's a sensitive question.

Discover all of this and more inside MeaningfulAcademy...

real people inside the academy and their success


what do current members say


"Outstanding course, budgeting often is difficult for many individuals especially those experiencing financial difficulties."

ANTHONY H.
financial foundations Student


"The course was chock-full of useful and helpful information to get out of debt and achieve goals."

DENA S.
financial foundations Student


"I'm only part of the way through, but this course has already gotten me in a far better financial situation. Couldn't be happier with this course!"

HUNTER S.
financial foundations Student

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I want you to be sure that this investment is the right one for you and that it will get you on track to achieve your financial goals. If, for any reason, you don't like Financial Foundations, you can get a full refund anytime within 30 days after your purchase.

If you have any issues, just get in touch we'll give you a swift refund.

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