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October 25, 2009

lesson 6: the small picture

In order to reach our long term goals, we need to know our start point. The best way is to do a  Scenario budget of weekly cash flow. Break your vehicle registration and other larger expenses down to a weekly amount. For example I know my car & motorbike cost me $25 / week for registration. Use pencil and don’t […]
October 19, 2009

Lesson 5: The Big Picture

Having just attended my 20 year school reunion in Sydney (which was a wonderful trip down memory lane), it was good to hear that a few of us had the same philosophy. That is, in 100 years it won’t matter what car you drove, what house you lived in or the money you made. All that will matter is the legacy you […]
October 11, 2009

lesson 4

If you’d like to have a healthy relationship with your partner and your money, the first step is using the “C” word – communication! Money can be an emotional topic and often children believe money is a “very bad thing” because their parents fight over it. Please be conscious of the example you are giving. Generally couples fight over the lack […]
October 5, 2009

Lesson 3

Having just babysat 4 nieces and nephews all weekend who are yet to learn the cost of living, I related money to fun with the eldest first (a 14 year old beautiful girl who of course feels she needs to spend $14 on hair straightener). We worked out this was 3.5 weeks of her pocket money (which shocked her) and […]