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ABOUT WEALTH & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

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.

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June 7, 2022

Three ways to embrace change to improve your life

It’s a question that I have challenged myself with over the years. How do you ‘rip the Band-Aid’ of life off faster in order to make the changes you need to move forward. As the past few years have taught us, we need to be adaptable, able to pivot, make change quickly and get used to life shifting in ways you could never have imagined even a year ago. So how can you train yourself to be able to ‘roll wit...

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June 7, 2022

The agreement to guilt-free

I'm obsessed with shoes. And even more obsessed with buying them guilt-free. In my early thirties, I was single, renting, and climbing the corporate ladder. I earned a decent salary and had no kids or financial commitments other than looking after me (how things have changed). I also had an overwhelming desire to indulge in beautiful shoes. It was love in its purest form. Having spent my career in financial services, I knew if I wanted a...

April 28, 2022

IT’S NOT TOO LATE FOR YOU

In my job, I meet all kinds of people, with all sorts of money challenges. In fact, one of the main reasons I love the public speaking aspect of my work is so I can talk to people, who after hearing me speak feel free enough to be able to tell me their stories - and some of them make my heart ache. From divorce, to death and everything in between, the stories people tell me about their lives and their money situations always inspire me to keep getting the message out there - ...

April 28, 2022

“I WAS VERY SCARED”: INSIDE AN “ATO” SCAM

When Adelaide Uber driver Bhaumik Brahmbhatt got a call on his mobile from a woman claiming to be from the Australian Tax Office, he was immediately suspicious. According to the “ATO officer”, who had an Australian accent, there had been a mistake made on Bhaumik’s tax return and he owed thousands of dollars. “I said ‘I don’t believe you,’” said Bhaumik, an Indian immigrant who has lived in Adelaide for 13 years. “But then she said, ‘...

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