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12 steps to mastering your financial independence

August 7, 2015

What is financial independence and do you think you want it? There are many books and courses whose definition of financial independence is about becoming a millionnaire, owning a property empire and never having to work again. These definitions are just a few of the ways of viewing what we need for a financially independent life. Financial independence is a mindset not the size of your bank balance. Being financially independent is about freeing your mind from the need to have everything, the need to…

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Women and money: What you told me you wanted

July 22, 2015

Thank you, thank you and thank you to the many women who became part of my first women and money survey. I asked 9 questions ranging from “How important is money to your happiness?” to “How do you think your parents relationship with money has influenced your relationship with money?” (It’s not too late to be a part of it, I always want to hear about your money mind, click this link to take part). I wanted to know more about what women are thinking…

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9 questions to which even your own answers might surprise you

June 2, 2015

We all need it, we all use it and we are all unique in how we think about it, but we rarely talk about it. So, what is “it”? I’m talking about money. Since setting up this business, I have learned that people make far more progress towards their dreams when they are asked questions which they find difficult to answer. That’s not because the question is difficult, it’s because their thoughts in answering had taken them by surprise, they were thinking as they were…

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Is there a place for emotions in financial decisions?

May 12, 2015

A recent client of mine was stuck on making an important financial decision. I was privileged to be able to simply sit and listen to them talk about this decision. We explored what the decision meant to them, why it felt important, what would the consequence of ‘getting it wrong be’ and how they could ultimately reach a decision they were happy with. But yet still, they couldn’t reach a decision. The reason for this was their resistance to allowing their emotions to play a…

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How would you respond if someone asked you how much do you earn?

April 21, 2015

A number of years ago I was at a social gathering and was innocently asked by a man from New Zealand ‘How much do you earn?’. I was taken aback, I would even say offended to be asked the question and completely stumped as to what to reply (being lost for words is not a trait I am known for). I had never openly been asked that question, yet he assured me that people in New Zealand were far more open about how much they…

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