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Being Wise with Money May 10, 2023

Ah wisdom.  It's what many of us aspire to. Or, is it?

Often, when I ask my clients what they want from money, they answer (among other things), wisdom.  Or at least to be money wise.

What then does having wisdom mean about who we are as a person?  

When I looked up what the...

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How to Find More Hours in Your Day money tips productivity time management May 02, 2023

Time is something we all want more of. Time is more often a limiting factor in our lives that impacts our decisions – more so than money!

Money is something we can make more of, yet time is relatively limited (I say relatively, because some people get a tremendous amount in a short space of...

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Success and the Power of YET beliefs get good with money money mindset money stories Apr 26, 2023

Success is often linked with happiness. Both are states that many of us aspire to and are in a constant state of pursuing. How do we know when we are successful though? How do we know when we are happy?

Understanding what success is for you and why this is your vision of success is important....

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Why Change Needs Movement Apr 19, 2023

Change is something that is often feared. The thing is, change is the essence of life. Every moment we are changing, even at a cellular level. Our minds are changing and growing with every new experience.

It’s our “perception” of change that causes the feeling of fear. Going...

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Overcoming Financial Fears financial fear moneymindset Apr 05, 2023

Fear can be incredibly debilitating. When it comes to money it can cause anxiety and financial problems to become magnified more than they need to.

There is a lot of mindset work behind this – Beliefs from childhood, habits that aren’t serving you that feel like a cycle you...

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How to Talk with Your Kids About Money Mar 22, 2023

Money never used to be the “thing” that so many of us had as our primary concern in life. The main concerns were finding adequate shelter, food and remaining healthy. As the urgency of these needs began to be more easily met, we found other things to be concerned about. Also, the...

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How Money Impacts Relationships budgeting financial literacy how to talk about money money and relationships money stress Mar 15, 2023

Money is something that can create conflict and also can create a lot of freedom. When you think of the word relationship and money, I'm guessing the first type of relationship that enters your head is a romantic one. Be that with a partner, husband or wife. A lot of couples do not talk about...

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Do Budgeting Apps Work? Mar 05, 2023

Ah, budgeting. It’s a word that makes most of us cringe (myself included).

The concept of budgeting really emerged once our financial system began to more readily use credit, particularly credit cards. Until then, if you didn’t have the cash to pay for something, you didn’t buy...

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But How Do I Manage My Money? budgeting building wealth financialliteracy investing learnaboutmoney Feb 08, 2023

A question that often comes up with women I speak with is “But how?!”. I’m all too familiar with this question, as I used to ask it A LOT and it kept me stuck for a long time.

Asking questions and being curious is a wonderful thing. We discover so much through curiosity....

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5 Things I Did When I Started My Money Journey Feb 01, 2023

No matter what the topic, issue or problem is, we all start somewhere. I grew up in a household where my parents were spenders. They had both grown up very frugally and moved to Australia for a better life. They also wanted the best for me, so we went on holidays and bought “stuff”.

I...

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Money Toolkit for Mums beliefs building wealth financialempowerment financialliteracy financialliteracyforwomen getgoodwithmoney Jan 29, 2023

As a mum, you are constantly juggling a million tasks and responsibilities. It can be easy to push your finances to the back burner, but it's important to prioritise your financial well-being. By implementing a few key beliefs, habits, and tools, you can take control of your money and set...

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5 Money Essentials budgeting building wealth estate planning financialempowerment financialliteracy learnaboutmoney Jan 25, 2023

Money management can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be.  As a busy mum, it's also often difficult to know what to do first.  There are SO many things on your list!  

As I often say to my 7 year old daughter - "life is about balance".  By that I mean, balancing...

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