The BRAVE new You

I have personally walked a long and arduous journey with money. I have spent more than half of my life devoted to transforming my money story. And it was not easy. I often wonder if I knew more about the psychology of money twenty years ago, if my life would have been any easier. In…

LIVE your NEW money story?

Living your new money story is the challenging part. Knowing the information is not enough to drive a behavioural change. We all generally know that it is important to live a healthy life and eat a balanced diet. But how many of us spend enough time exercising and eating healthily? To ‘know” something and then…

Making sense of money stories

We learn through stories – it’s how we understand and remember. We tell stories every day – to make sense of something, to remind us, to imagine a possible outcome. A story depicts a journey and is held together by an account of memories, whether real, remembered or fabricated. Sometimes, in stories, the line between…

Where there is a Will, there is a way

Make drafting your Will a priority on your New Year’s resolution list. Death is not easy to discuss. Very few people are comfortable discussing death with their parents or children and it is often approached in a tongue in cheek sort of way. My purpose is certainly not to instill the fear of death in…

Retirement – do we, or don’t we?

Is “retirement” out of fashion? Or is “not retiring” a necessity of finances? Do you remember the ‘Salusa 45” advertisements of a few years ago? I remember the commercial so well – portraying people of 45 years or older as people who need a tonic for extra energy and nutrients; as people who are nearing…

Mind over money over matter

In the face of so much uncertainty, don’t let your anxiety over money matters paralyse your life. We are living in uncertain times. Both globally and locally, our political and financial landscapes are shifting, leaving many people anxious about the returns on their investments. This type of anxiety can affect our emotions. And, making decisions…

Come clean with your debt

Have you ever bought something just to make you feel happy or appear more successful – not because you need it? The holiday season is fast approaching, and already we are bombarded with enticing 50% discount sales and the “buy 2 get 1 free” offers! It is so hard to resist spending a little extra…