Category Archive for: Budgeting Mindset

The Wealth Triangle- Maximise Your Income, Minimise Your Tax and Boost Your Savings

Everyone wants to get ahead in life. Monday to Friday we charge towards this goal, dutifully serving our employers and banking that hard earned dollar. Sometimes it’s the ‘banking’ part that seems to take a back seat. Ever checked your mortgage statement and wondered where on earth it all went? “I earn $97,000. Why are…

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Conversations With Your Younger Self

  Imagine what things would change in your life if you could go back in time and have a conversation with your younger self? What would you both chat about? Family, friends, relationships, finances, health, dreams and goals?   Imagine having the ability to take advantage of every massive opportunity that came your way whilst…

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How To Create A Budget That Will Make You Smile

  ** This is quite a lengthy post and requires a few hours work to implement. If you are serious about taking control of your personal finances, block out 2-3 hours in your calendar in the coming week. **   Why Budget? There’s nothing too glamorous about writing up a budget. Sifting through piles of…

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Going Somewhere?

  Ever looked at your end of year income statement and wondered where on earth all that money went? Surely I didn’t earn $84,598 and spend it all?! Where did it all go? I mean, I bought that new couch. I absolutely had to update the TV, it was a plasma after all… but what…

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New Year’s Reflections: Celebrations, Mistakes and the Year Ahead

I love New Year’s Eve! Not necessarily because of the party aspect (I’ve got 4 kids remember?), but for the reflection and celebration that it tends to invite. In the wake of Christmas, I begin pensively flicking over photos or combing through my journal as a way of recognising what’s been accomplished, and perhaps as…

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Interview with Steve McKnight: Taking Control Of Your Financial Future

This is a must read! Steve McKnight has over $75 million in property currently under his care. He has trained thousands of people all around the world and Australia’s leading author on property investment. I have been incredibly privileged to have been trained and mentored by Steve, and have learned a phenomenal amount through his…

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Making Every Drop Count- 11 Budget Decisions I Made This Month

    A Quick Life Update Some of you may have read that in the past month I have resigned from the job I held at Empower Christian Church. My gorgeous daughter, Eve, was also born just 6 days ago. We still have 20% owing on our home loan, an investment property to make payments…

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Einstein, Tony Robbins and Compound Interest

Albert Einstein wrote that “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t, pays it!” This post is all about a reference to a book written by Tony Robbins entitled Money: Master The Game. Now I’m going to start this post with an admission- I have…

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What’s Your Net Worth?

Money in, money out, a transfer here, automatic debit there. Sometimes we almost need a full time accountant just to keep track on all the comings and the goings of our hard earned dollars. The more accounts and investments you have, the easier it can be for money to float around in the ether. You…

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Lessons Learned From A Chinese Bamboo Tree

Have you ever heard about the amazing Chinese bamboo tree? If not, keep reading. There’s a lot we can learn from this plant in relation to budgeting and investing.   The Chinese bamboo tree is impressive! Over 90 feet of towering greenery above you. But do you know what it takes to make it grow?…

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