Vanessa Stoykov

About

Vanessa has been passionate about writing and storytelling since her days of hiding under the doona with her torch to read after bedtime. With over two decades of experience in the wealth creation space, Vanessa knows how important it is to have courageous conversations in order to achieve financial freedom. Together with her creative husband Paul, Vanessa has 3 sons and knows firsthand the importance of telling money stories that matter. Read her blogs to get inspired on your money journey.

There’s a Lot to Look Forward to

As it gets closer to the last quarter of the year, it feels like finally, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. With the vaccination plan rolling out, people are starting to make plans again, and look forward to all the wonderful things in life we have been mis...

October 6, 2021

Why Inheritance is Becoming a Very Big Deal

Of all the topics I write about, inheritance is one that will be gaining more attention over the next five years. Why? Because Australia is about to see a huge wealth transfer, with more than $3.5 trillion set to be handed over by baby boomers to the n...

September 20, 2021

Millennials vs Gen X

Under Pressure Reinventing your money story will set you free to live the life you really want at any age – but Gen Xers in particular should listen up. When I tell internationally esteemed money educator Vanessa Stoykov off-hand that I recently qu...

September 20, 2021

How 20mins can lead to a happier you

Call it lockdown maudlin but I have been listening to a lot of 80s tunes in this phase of the pandemic. Ok, so I do that all the time (thanks Spotify 80s classics) but the song by Whitney Houston, ‘The Greatest Love of all” has really stuck in my head. She concl...

July 22, 2021

3 Ways to Find YOUR Life Guide

Who do you go to for wisdom? Whose opinion do you respect over most others? If someone immediately comes to mind, then you may well already be connected to your own life guide. Someone who you can bounce things off, and talk to about what you REALLY want. For ...

June 9, 2021

10 Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Save Real Money

Guest post by Antony Perring.  Making the most of the money we spend on the food that nourishes ourselves and our families is becoming increasingly important. It’s easy to recognise that wasting food is wasting money. Every soggy carrot or black-skinned...

May 14, 2021

How to Lower Your Money Stress

You don’t have to go far to find people who are stressed about money. In fact, a recent survey I commissioned showed that up to 40% of Aussies believe they will have to work longer due to the financial effects of COVID-19. That fact alone would be causing a lot of...

May 10, 2021

Vale Carla Zampatti

As a young and rather naïve 24-year-old woman, I was just starting to build my career in the finance industry as a sales executive at an investment company. With a salary of $66K, I was feeling confident and optimistic about my life, my job and the endless po...

April 5, 2021

Two Billionaire Traits You Can Adopt

I have worked in and around the money industry for more than 27 years. I have known billionaires, millionaires and those that aspire to be. I’ve also made and lost millions running my own business, evolution media group, for over 20 years. During that time I...

March 17, 2021

How Your Past Still Controls Your Money

No matter whether you had an idyllic happy childhood, or a less than perfect one, everyone is influenced and in many ways controlled by the way they grew up with money. The attitudes our parents and broader family/community had about money are still in us – ...

March 4, 2021

How to Stop Money Ruling Your Emotions

Have you ever noticed how you can feel anxious, angry, resentful or afraid when you think about your money situation? When you get a bill that you don’t know when you can pay? When an unexpected cost comes in that blows your budget or financial plans? Mon...

February 17, 2021

What’s Your Money Set Point?

Something I have learned about money over 22 years of running a business, is that money usually delivers to the ‘set point” you ask it to. What do I mean by that? Well, usually business owners have a number in their head that they need their busine...

February 13, 2021

How to Improve Your Finances by Thinking

When it comes to money, most of us would say we could use more. Or at least, have enough to have real financial security, and never to worry about how the bills are getting paid. Of course what many people don’t realise, is that how you think about m...

January 29, 2021

Happiness is a Journey

I read a great quote the other day, from the actor Denzel Washington. He was talking about how so many people thought that when they got that job, had that car, lost that weight, or bought that house that then, they would be happy. He called it destination happiness...

January 18, 2021

Big W’s New Back to School Ambassador

BIG W unveils annual Back to School Report, revealing Aussie shopping behaviours and spending habits ahead of the return to class. With the Christmas and New Year rush over, it’s straight into back to school planning for many Australian families. B...

January 4, 2021