Support and accountability for long term change

2020-06-01T00:29:54+10:00June 1st, 2020|Money management|

They say a man is not an island, but neither is a woman! However, when it comes to money, many of us feel like we're stranded all alone on a desert island with no one to talk to. Talking about money is hard and it's usually shrouded in fear of how you'll be judged. You might be judged as wasteful if you earn too [...]

Money management structure and systems

2020-06-01T00:25:20+10:00May 31st, 2020|Money management|

We've seen that the first steps to becoming a kickass money master are: Motivation Owning your Now Negotiating Your next step is to evolve your habits and there are a few things you need to make that happen. Two of them that work hand-in-hand are structure and systems. These can be: Your spending plan Your automatic payments for bills Different bank accounts for essentials, [...]

Innovate, get creative and negotiate

2020-06-01T21:08:47+10:00May 18th, 2020|Money management|

If you've taken on the challenge to improve your money management, you will notice that it takes a while to change old habits. It might feel like sometimes you're taking two steps forward and one backwards. As long as you keep your focus on your goal rather than your slip-ups, you will get there. Hopefully, you should be starting the shift from "mindless" money [...]

Let it go…

2020-05-17T21:13:15+10:00May 17th, 2020|Money management|

Let it go is more than a song title that I'm sure we've all heard too many times... It's also a major step in moving forward. When relating this to becoming a kickass money master, the first part of this step is to "own your now". You need to figure out exactly where you are financially right now. No matter how bad! If you're [...]

Who’s in your cheer squad?

2020-05-03T23:24:55+10:00May 3rd, 2020|Money management|

There is something so amazing about watching someone crushing it. Someone doing something so well that it just leaves you in awe and inspired to go out and do something great yourself. It’s even better when it’s one of your mates who is doing it – and even better again if it’s you doing it! So who, in your world, is doing something amazing? [...]

Financial survivorship for COVID-19: 19 ways to reduce your expenses

2020-04-05T21:51:14+10:00March 29th, 2020|Money management|

Right now it's a perfect time to be watching what you're spending and reducing costs where you can So here are my top tips to start cutting costs. If you have credit card debt, ring your credit card provider and make sure you're on the cheapest option possible. Right now, having a low interest rate may be more important than accruing frequent flyer points. [...]

Financial hardship – make sure you know what your options are

2020-03-26T22:08:08+10:00March 26th, 2020|Money management|

These are really concerning times and there is a whole lot of panic and fear around. The important thing here is to not let that fear consume us. There are ways through and around this, and we're all in it together. I want to share a word of warning around claiming financial hardship with your bank or lender. Please, only use it when it's [...]

Holiday activities that don’t cost a bomb!

2020-01-07T17:11:36+10:00December 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+10:00December 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 [...]