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October 12, 2010

lesson 30: Simple isn’t always easy

The biggest step we take in life is between knowing and doing. How did you go measuring your money going in and out? Found it hard to maintain? Hopefully not, but if so, associate the task with pleasure. Make it fun by playing your favourite music, grabbing your favourite food and assuming any position you like (hammock, couch, floor, bed). […]
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 […]