Vulnerability is your greatest strength

Attending Brené Browns’ Dare to Lead course in San Antonio, Texas, was one of the five fabulous things I planned as part of my 50th year celebrations. Still technically in my 50th year, I am proud to say that I finally ticked off this item on my Bucket Wheel®. To tell you the truth, I may have just added Brené Brown on my Bucket Wheel® again!

Courageous Currency Conversations

Reflecting of my journey with money, I recognise that it’s not how I want my children’s story to go. And it’s not just my story – it’s the stories of hundreds of clients I spend time with in Life Planning meetings. Yes, the plot and storyline may be different, but the results are the same…

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…