February 3, 2023

Why money stress is a big worry

It’s been a fantastic break and I’m happy to be in the saddle and kicking off the year. While January is not a break from the demands of everyday life, it is a much needed reset for us all. It was lovely to see less traffic, less busy and the joys of summer living.

There has been a lot of planning going on here at EMG HQ, and when you have someone like Lou Johnson  running the company, the momentum doubles. Kicking off with the launch of our new financial wellbeing program for financial services companies and employers, we will have significant announcements in the coming months as our vision of inspiring millions of people that they can improve their financial wellbeing comes to life.

It seems our work has never been more needed. Cost of living pressures continue to bite, and I know collective anxiety is rising on how we are going to manage. More than 3 million Australians have cited they are in financial stress* and that number is only growing.

Which is where I come in.

More than ever it is time to come together and empower people to understand what financial wellness is, and how they can progress on their own journey.

I know firsthand the pressures of raising a family (we have three kids), running a business, (done that for 24 years) and maintaining a relationship (been together 19 years). I have also had my fair share of financial challenges and understand the mental strain and despair that can bring. I understand all too well the stress money can bring, and believe wholeheartedly that anyone can improve their financial position by learning valuable money concepts and skills.

These skills all start with important conversations about money. Whether that be with yourself to really think about where you are in life, to vital conversations with your family, work and friends. There is no shame in having money pressures. What we need is open dialogue on money and access to the tools and knowledge to improve financial wellbeing.

This year we will be working with leading super funds, employers and organisations who are committed to the financial wellbeing of their people. We are creating a group of well respected leaders from the finance industry to help solve the problems we face. Named the Nationbuilders Collective, we will be collaborating on leading edge content to spark financial empowerment across a number of categories, including providing access to content for financial advisers.

There are a variety of ways we roll our programs out, and you can read more about our updated services here.  Whether it is coming into the workplace, or providing customised content for particular industries, we believe our methodology and approach will provide the spark for people to start on the path to financial empowerment.

More than ever it is time to come together and empower people to understand what financial wellness is, and how they can progress on their own journey. I look forward to meeting many of you out in the field this year, and will be sharing many of those important conversations on my social channels, so follow along and see what others are doing to improve their financial lives.

May we all become financially empowered in 2023 and beyond.

Until next time


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