Emotional finances

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Are you replacing the windows of a burning house help?

May 28, 2015

I recently heard a phrase which stopped me in my tracks ‘It’s like replacing the windows of a burning house‘. The more I thought about it, the more it applied to real life, as I look around I see people using all their energy, focus, determination and time to fight a fire which cannot be won because of how they are choosing to tackle it. Let me explain. It’s unusual for me to watch TV, having the attention span of a gnat leaves me fidgety…

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14 ways men and women think differently about money

February 25, 2015

This blog has been inspired by a recent purchase my husband made. Which pretty much sums up how men and women think differently about money. He came home delighted to tell me the discount he had negotiated on some pedals for his new bike (he has recently turned into a MAMIL – Middle aged man in lycra). I was cooking dinner, and must admit, I was only half listening until he mentioned the amount he had spent……. 450 of your finest English pounds, which apparently,…

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6 most common feelings about being in debt

At one point or another we have all been a bit strapped for cash, whether it’s starting out in our careers, moving out of home for the first time or having children. Most of us can relate to what it feels like to not have as much money as we need, not the money we would like, but the money we NEED, to pay bills, buy food and cover our rent. The clients I meet often use very similar phrases and words to describe how…

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It’s easier to spend less than it is to earn more

January 23, 2015

‘It’s easier to spend less than it is to earn more‘, this was something my late father used to say. As a child I never really understood this, until one day I got a silver service waitressing job and started earning my own money. I felt like a millionaire. I was earning £7 an hour (which back in 1992 was an amazing wage), just think of all the things I could do with that much money. Each shift was four hours, so I earned £28…

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Are you a Craver or a Saver?

January 3, 2015

So, you’re curious to know what is a Craver and what is a Saver? let me explain. I have a theory that how you eat a box of chocolates is the same as how you manage your money. Some people eat their chocolates in one sitting, feeling satisfyingly sick at the end. Some people eat a couple at a time, eeking them out to last as long as possible (I didn’t know it was possible for your Christmas chocolates to last until Easter until I…

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