An exploration of money, mindset and a meaningful life


My recommendations for budgeting apps

My Top 5 Budgeting Apps

Why use a budgeting app? Well, apparently, not everyone loves spreadsheets. I know, can you believe it?! Budgeting and tracking your cash flow is the cornerstone of managing your personal

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How to set Financial Boundaries

Your ability to grow wealth relies on your ability to effectively set financial boundaries. That means being able to say no. Both to yourself and to other people. According to

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Yes, you can use a budget spreadsheet (even if you hate maths!)

Can I let you in on a little secret? I’m actually not that good at maths. I can do basic calculations, but I’m definitely not the kind of person that

Christmas Presents

3 ways to avoid overspending at Christmas – without being a grinch

Christmas is a time when we want to splash out and show people we care.  However, this doesn’t mean the Christmas spirit has to drain your bank balance. Want to

My Monthly Review Process

My Budget Review Process

Do you have a regular date with your money? One of my often-repeated tips for managing your money is to make looking at your money a regular habit in your

manage money as a couple

How to Manage Your Money as a Couple

Whether you’re just starting a relationship, getting more serious or have been together for years, it’s good to think intentionally about how you want to manage your money as a

financial impacts of covid-19

Managing the Financial Impacts of COVID-19

This week my husband lost his job due to COVID-19. Well, technically he is still employed. But as of the end of next week, he will be forced to take

Save for Christmas

How to Save for Christmas this Year

“Save for Christmas? It’s too early to talk about Christmas!” I hear you say. But if Coles and Woolies can sell Fruit Mince Pies in September, then I can sure

Save Money today

20 Things you can do TODAY to save more money

Are you looking for ways to save money today? Are you saving for your next holiday, a deposit for a house, or to finally pay off your credit card debt?