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September 22, 2010

lesson 29: You must measure in order to manage

You can’t manage your money if you’re not measuring what’s coming in and going out. So start with the measuring, then you’ll know how much managing is required. Record everything coming in and going out for a month (three months is preferable though). Do this using a blank spreadsheet or table with categories down the side and week 1 to 4 […]
September 3, 2010

lesson 28: All about ‘E’s

Apart from education and the economy (obvious connections with your wallet), how can caring for the ‘E’ word Environment help your financial fitness? Well if you know that wasted food produces methane (a greenhouse gas considered much more damaging than carbon dioxide), you can save money and the planet by planning your weekly meals in advance. Of course you could […]
August 5, 2010

lesson 27: There’s an election on down under!

So what does this have to do with money? Everything! From whether the leaders lead by example (think children following in parents footsteps) to wasting money on propaganda (think how money may be wasted around your home). Everything is relative. People think they NEED something when really it is a WANT. So how can we change? Well the greatest change comes […]
July 16, 2010

lesson 26: Two weeks into it. What have you done?

Big deal. 2 weeks into the new Financial Year. There’s heaps of time before Christmas to make changes. Well, let me ask you what changes you’ve made in the last 6 months since last Christmas? It’s amazing how quickly time flies – just look at how fast children grow up or your 10 and 20 year school reunions come round! So don’t […]