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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 12, 2023

Three ways to improve your money mindset

Money had fascinated me for as long as I can remember. Not necessarily the accumulation and growing of it. More, the impact it has on who we are, how we feel about ourselves and how others view us. Money and self worth are as closely linked as our parental influences. Money pervades every part of our life, determining our opportunities when born, the set of challenges we face, and choices we are able to make in the future. The Western world would tell us that anybody has the opportunity to create abundance. The rags to riches stories are our favourite. and in a democracy, everybody gets a chance to participate if they choose, right? ...

May 12, 2023

Can a ‘saver’ truly love an ‘entertainer’?

“Now this is more like it!” Stacy declared as she stepped onto the generous balcony of the penthouse apartment. With uninterrupted water views, it would be perfect for entertaining. Paul released her fingertips as she twirled onto the balcony. Of course this was the rental she was excited about. She turned to face him with that gorgeous glint in her eye that he adored since they had first met, “Isn’t this so much better than that pokey shoebox a few streets back?” That ‘pokey shoebox’ was the apartment...

May 12, 2023

The Raw + Honest Conversation You Need to Have with Your Financial Adviser

We avoid conversations about money with those closest to us for a long time, but many of us leave consulting a professional until it’s too late. If you’ve made it this far, congratulations! Getting real about your finances and having candid conversations about money with those closest to you is not easy. But by opening up about money and getting more comfortable talking about it, you’re breaking down the stigma and the barriers that have been holding you back. Up until this point, you’ve done the groundwork by asking yourself all the important questions and talking openly about money with the important people in your life. You’ve probably...

March 14, 2023

Why 7 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life

I have spent my career making educational content that explains concepts in financial services easier to understand and relate to. Have I succeeded? I have people who tell me their savings got them through COVID. I've had people say they got a financial adviser, or that they changed their super fund. What I have noticed, time and again, is that it's not just one piece of advice that people need or find helpful. What seems to be useful is encouraging everyone to know more about money and how financial services work. Everyone learns at their own pace, in their own style. ...

March 14, 2023

3 Stories to Empower

Have you heard that new research suggests that 30 per cent of girls show signs of disordered eating? Can you honestly say you’ve never been critical about your own body or judged someone else on theirs? It might have started with well meaning comments from your mum, who heard it from her mum, who heard it from hers. Our connection of our self-worth to how our bodies look is so pervasive and ingrained. It’s  constantly...

Each day I wake up excited to inspire everyday people to open up and take control of their money, regardless of their history, goals, or savings amount. About Vanessa >>

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