The conversations you need to have that
will radically change your financial future.
Know yourself.

Money is sexy, but finance is boring. I’m here to challenge that by sparking courageous
conversations, and talking about what we all really want from life, and the most direct route to
getting it. It’s time to get real about money, lose the taboos around bringing it to the open and
take control of our own financial freedom.

May 18, 2024

The Ten Benefits of Loud Budgeting in a Cost of Living Crisis

As prices rise and the money we earn don’t stretch as far, many people are looking for ways to manage their money more effectively. One approach that can make a big difference is "loud budgeting." Unlike traditional budgeting, which is often kept private, loud budgeting involves openly discussing your financial plans, goals, and progress with your family, friends, or community. As you may know, I’m a fan of money conversations. And loud budgeting is all about that. Here are ten compelling benefits of adopting this approach: 1. Increased Accountability When you share your budgeting goals with others, you're more likely to stick to them. The social...

May 7, 2024

Five Ideas to Help Ease Financial Stress

Financial stress can weigh heavily on our minds, impacting our overall well-being and happiness. However, there are steps we can take to alleviate this burden and pave the way for a more secure financial future. Here are five practical tips to help ease financial stress: 1. Take the Pressure Off: One of the most effective ways to ease financial stress is to reassess your overheads and find areas where you can cut back. This may involve making difficult decisions, such as changing your child's school, downsizing your living arrangements, or taking in a flatmate. While confronting, reducing your overheads can significantly lighten your financial load...

April 25, 2024

The Silent Struggle: How Financial Stress is Taking a Toll on Mental Health

  In a world where the cost of living seems to skyrocket by the minute, the silent struggle of financial stress is taking an undeniable toll on people’s mental well-being. As someone deeply invested in financial literacy and well-being, it’s imperative to shine a light on this pressing issue. According to a report by the Australian Psychological Society, financial issues are a significant source of stress for Australians, with a staggering 42% of respondents citing financial worries as a key stressor in their lives. ...

March 4, 2024

The real cost of money worries? More than a penny for your thoughts.

  Angie was nestled amongst the cushions of Nick’s luxurious sofa, wrapped in his plush bathrobe, a temporary substitute for his embrace as he took to the kitchen to brew a perfect mug of coffee. She loved that recently, Friday afternoon drinks with the girls had, by sunset, become a romantic dinner for two with Nick … and after that the evening was spent at his apartment, overlooking city views with champagne, a scarcity of garments, and all that a blossoming relationship could offer. Nick settled in beside her, handing her that perfect brew, he too sipping a morning coffee and winding his free arm around her side. As Angie...

January 26, 2024

Everything’s more expensive, real estate prices are crazy – what else is new? The brutal truth.

There’s been an air of positivity as people start to return to work. I am watching with interest to see how long that lasts. Usually by the end of February, it is easier to get a sense of people’s confidence in business. Having run my own media business in the finance industry for 25 years this year (yes, there will be an epic party), I've seen the cycles of business turn quite a few times, and we are at a pivotal point. The share market is making money, interest rates are...

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