For love or money – Financial planning for couples

For love or money – Financial planning for couples

It’s no secret that money is the leading cause of stress in relationships. Financial philosophies, which are often inherited from parents, can vary wildly. If you are a saver and your partner is a spendthrift, how can you find harmony when it comes to managing your finances? Unless you are…

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Marie Kondo your finances

Marie Kondo your finances!

Is Marie Kondo taking over the world? It certainly seems like it. Everywhere I look people are referencing the diminutive Japanese tidy upper! If the media buzz has passed you by, let me enlighten you. Marie Kondo is a self-styled organising consultant who authored a book called ‘The Life Changing…

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Five more questions to ask yourself to get your finances in order

Five more questions to ask yourself to get your finances in order

This is a follow-on post to this one, which outlined the first five questions to ask yourself when getting your finances in shape. If you are a rookie when it comes to money management and you haven’t yet worked through that list, it’s best to go back and start at the beginning.  If you’ve already worked through that…

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2018 Financial Checklist

Your end of year financial checklist

With just three weeks of 2018 left, it’s almost time for the end of year festivities. But before you launch in with wild abandon, it’s a great idea to take stock of the last 12 months and what you have achieved during that time. And one really important area to…

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