An exploration of money, mindset and a meaningful life


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On Women, Food and Money

Food and Money have a lot in common. Yes, really! Have you ever been on a diet? One where you had to count calories, follow a strict meal plan or

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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

What Triggers You, Controls You

For people who have only met me recently, it may be surprising to learn that I used to be quite angry. Certain things used to trigger me, mostly into defensiveness

Why being Open-Minded is the key to your success

Picture this, I’m driving our rented RV across northern British Columbia, Canada, when I spot a sign out the front of a church. It says “Don’t be so open-minded your

Lifestyle Creep

Lifestyle creep: Why having more money is about mindset not a pay rise

If you’ve ever had a pay rise and then felt no better off, it’s probably because of a little thing known as lifestyle creep. No, it’s not some weirdo stalking

When Money is a Burden

When Money is a Burden

Capitalism sells us the idea that money will solve all our problems. We tend to think that if only we won the lottery (or some long-lost relative died and left

Charity & Adundance

Charity & Abundance

Have you ever walked through a shopping centre, only to be accosted by someone in a coloured vest and a clipboard, asking you for a donation? They’re over-the-top friendly. They

Financial Anxiety

Dealing with Financial Anxiety

As humans, we have a wide range of emotions. Anxiety is just one of them, but unfortunately, it seems to me to be one of the most unpleasant. It is

How to find direction with envy

How to use envy in a positive way

Apparently, “envy” is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Since I am not religious, I thankfully don’t buy into the guilt of that concept. I do, however, understand why the