Holiday activities that don’t cost a bomb!

2020-01-07T17:11:36-08:00December 19th, 2019|Money management, Tips|

Arrggghhhh! Everything costs so much money! Christmas holidays can be a killer to your budget, so here are some ideas that won't break the bank. Picnic Bushwalk Amazing Race style of treasure hunt Day at the beach or baths Walk around the city centre checking out Christmas decorations Bike ride Botanical gardens visit Walk around your local park Board game marathon Family/Friends sports day [...]

Thinking of making some extra cash through AirBnB?

2020-01-07T16:48:22-08:00December 5th, 2019|Money management|

Summer holidays seem to cost a lot. If you've got kids or a big social network, they cost even more. First, you've got Christmas, then New Year, hopefully, holidays somewhere in there too. So it's often a time when we're thinking about how we can be making some money rather than spending it. Renting out your home or spare room through AirBnB or similar [...]

Guilt spending. It’s time to put an end to it!

2019-11-20T22:55:26-08:00November 20th, 2019|Money management|

OK, I'm calling it. It's time to get over the guilt! Why, particularly as women, are beating ourselves up for spending money? Whether it's on a night out, a new outfit or a pair of shoes or a few too many drinks on a Friday night, we need to be able to spend the money we earn. And we need to get over the [...]

Who is in charge of your money?

2019-10-30T20:05:19-07:00October 30th, 2019|Money management|

I'm not a financial adviser, but I do take a professional interest in the way people manage their money. While some of us might be bored senseless at the thought of managing money or paying bills or discussing budgets - let alone living on a budget (or spending plan as I prefer to call them!), it's important that you at least have a clue [...]

Where are you getting your financial advice?

2019-10-30T19:20:51-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Home loan, Money management|

I was reading an article yesterday written by a financial planner and she was talking about who people (particularly women) get their financial advice from. The answer she heard most was "Dad". While I love dads and think that the vast majority of them are awesome, unless they work in finance or are actively investing or buying property, they're not the best person to [...]

7 ways to improve your financial fitness

2019-09-30T20:33:59-07:00September 11th, 2019|Money management|

Fitness is something that most of us strive towards. We want to be strong, fit and healthy. We pay for gyms, personal trainers, active wear, yoga mats and the best runners that we can afford. We spend time and energy on our pursuit of physical fitness. But how much time do you spend pursuing financial fitness? How financially fit do you consider yourself? If [...]

Falling off the money management wagon

2019-09-04T08:13:53-07:00June 26th, 2019|Money management|

No matter how strong our resolve is, no matter how much we want something, no matter how well we've been doing, there usually comes a time when we fall off the wagon. I fell off my "money management" wagon last week - and I'd been doing so well! I've got a pretty big goal to pay off my mortgage, so I've got a spending [...]