16Oct, 2017

A Mini Emergency Fund

By |October 16th, 2017|Financial advice, Savings|0 Comments

Most financial experts would advise you to have an emergency fund equivalent to 3-6 months of basic living expenses.

Let’s first explore what is considered an emergency and what is included in the basic living expenses.

An emergency is an event you could not foresee; hence, you could not have planned for it in your […]

18May, 2017

A Minimalist in the Making

By |May 18th, 2017|Financial psychology, Money & Society, Savings|0 Comments

I don’t call myself a minimalist (yet!) because I still have some progress to achieve in that area. However I see myself as an aspiring minimalist as I’m always working towards getting there.

Here are 7 ways that I personally apply minimalism in my life:

1- Declutter the Stuff

Naturally the first place I started my minimalist quest […]

27Mar, 2017

Spring Clean Your Financial House

By |March 27th, 2017|Financial advice, Money & Society|0 Comments

As the old saying goes “Cluttered space is a cluttered mind”. The same applies to your finances. When you are lacking coherent organization or you have a messy financial system, it can lead to poor financial decisions. That’s because you are unclear about where you stand, you don’t know what bills are due or overdue, […]

1Mar, 2017

The Importance of Being a Financially Empowered Woman

By |March 1st, 2017|Financial advice, Money & Society|0 Comments

Historically speaking, women have not been the main breadwinners of the family. Consequently, we didn’t have the responsibility to take care of the household finances. However, women have been holding full-time jobs for the past 50-60 years, without necessarily sharing the responsibility to manage the household finances.

In my coaching practice, I often work with women […]

27Jan, 2017

Learning from your financial hangover

By |January 27th, 2017|Financial advice, Money & Society|0 Comments

January is here… which means the credit card bills full of holiday spending are also here. At this point, you are probably feeling the nauseating effect of your financial hangover!  But what shall you do about it?

I’m a big believer that mistakes are actually GOOD for us, as long as we learn from them.

So you […]

15Dec, 2016

7 money tips for a GREAT 2017

By |December 15th, 2016|Financial advice|0 Comments

The new year is only days away, and you might be thinking “what can I do differently this year to improve my finances?”

Here are 7 tips to help you improve your finances in 2017:

1- Become clear on your goals. …and by goal, I don’t mean “I want to win the lottery before my retirement” (although […]

5Oct, 2016

Can you truly afford it ?

By |October 5th, 2016|Financial advice|0 Comments

Having paid off the mortgage of our home 3 years ago, my husband and I were ready to purchase our first rental property this summer.

As the money coach, I was of course the one responsible for figuring out which price range we can afford and how it will affect our everyday finances.

One of the main […]

2Sep, 2016

Strategies to Stop Busting Your Budget

By |September 2nd, 2016|Financial advice, Savings|0 Comments

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Global economic strain is seeing price inflation and consumers paying more, yet […]

9May, 2016

40 Rules of Money

By |May 9th, 2016|Financial advice, Money & Society|0 Comments

In celebration of my 40th birthday today, I compiled the 40 Rules of Money that I have learned &/or followed over the past 40 years (listed in no particular order)

Money is simply a tool. It’s not good or evil. It just embodies your own belief system.
Money is often a symptom. As I frequently […]

13Feb, 2016

For the love of money

By |February 13th, 2016|Financial advice, Money & Society|0 Comments

It is no surprise that finances are the leading cause of stress in a relationship.

According to a survey of people in a relationship*, 44% of respondents experiencing relationship stress aged 44 to 54 said money was the primary cause of friction.

How can you ensure that you do not become part of this statistic?

Here are 4 […]