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How to be More Financially Resilient with a Rainy Day Emergency Fund

05 – Tips on how you can be more financially resilient

It is World Thinking Day tomorrow and this got me thinking about my past and recent experiences with money and how we can be better prepared to deal with life events that just happen unexpectedly. So what exactly is financial resilience? Financial resilience is the ability to withstand life events that impact your income. As Read more about 05 – Tips on how you can be more financially resilient[…]

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04 – Teaching children about money with Robert Gardner

Teaching children about money is one of the those universal goals that I suspect every parent has! We all want out children to learn good healthy money habits. As parents, we want the best for our children. I have two children, aged 5 and 7 and we have already started to teach our boys about Read more about 04 – Teaching children about money with Robert Gardner[…]

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How to create financial goals you can ACTUALLY achieve

Do you wish you were able to create change to your financial situation by implementing realistic financial goals? But perhaps you struggle with where to start and make it meaningful so that you see if through. This blog will provide you with 3 tips and an exercise that you can do to create financial goals Read more about How to create financial goals you can ACTUALLY achieve[…]

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Women And Divorce – What you must include in the financial discussions

7th January 2019 is badged as ‘National Divorce Day’ which is a bit of a myth. For me, at any time, divorce in a woman’s life is about emotional and professional support. This has prompted me to write about what you must include in the financial discussions. Here are my thoughts on how to avoid Read more about Women And Divorce – What you must include in the financial discussions[…]

Do you need a Financial Planner?

In recognition of Financial Planning Week 2018, I wanted to take some time to reflect on what it is like to be a financial planner and what really is financial planning all about. A big thank you to Adam Rideout for his guest blog. It is not about the financial products On many occasions, my Read more about Do you need a Financial Planner?[…]

My Top 15 tips on how to improve your credit score (even if you have a healthy bank balance)

Firstly, why bother? For a lot of people the availability of credit is important. It helps buy homes, buy cars to help your family travel and in lots of cases provide a way to earn money or points whilst spending via credit cards. I’m not advocating having loads of credit but if you need to Read more about My Top 15 tips on how to improve your credit score (even if you have a healthy bank balance)[…]

Women and Money Blog Series – 5 Top Tips to improve your relationship with your wardrobe and save money

This is the second in my blog series focused on women and body confidence. Thank you to the wonderful Carol Hanson from Want Her Outfit for this inspirational and informative guest blog. Carol is a personal stylist whose mission in life is to inspire women who have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear.  She Read more about Women and Money Blog Series – 5 Top Tips to improve your relationship with your wardrobe and save money[…]

4 Ways to be open and honest about your finances

Thank you to Luci Olivia from The Frugal Fox for this guest blog. Luci is a UK based money blogger. Raised as a hard tenacious worker, she currently holds a full time professional job, runs an up and coming blog and travels in her spare time. She posts several times a week on how to keep Read more about 4 Ways to be open and honest about your finances[…]

Women and Money Blog Series – Decluttering Your Wardrobe and Your Finances

Clothes and money are linked more than we think! Organising your wardrobe is almost as daunting a task as organising your finances! It can bring up feelings of fear and anxiety. The key to successful decluttering is to tackle these tasks in bite size chunks. Why Declutter? Decluttering your wardrobe and your money can help Read more about Women and Money Blog Series – Decluttering Your Wardrobe and Your Finances[…]

Women and Money Blog Series - 6 style tips to improve your body confidence and save you money

Women and Money Blog Series – 6 style tips to improve your body confidence and save you money

I have decided to write a blog series focused on women, money and body confidence. As a reformed eating disorder sufferer, image consultant and financial coach, I want to share my knowledge, insight, experience with other women, starting with how wasteful a lack of confidence with our body can have a detrimental impact on our Read more about Women and Money Blog Series – 6 style tips to improve your body confidence and save you money[…]

Budgeting for when you have a variable income

Budgeting When You Have Variable Income

If you want to improve your confidence with money, join The Money Confidence Gap Facebook community. Thank you to Philip Adler from Knapsac for this guest post. This is the second post in our budgeting series, aimed at helping you budget personally and in business. Budgeting when you’re self employed or have a variable income Read more about Budgeting When You Have Variable Income[…]

Focus on Budgeting: FREE money apps to help budgeting seem less daunting

Focus on Budgeting: FREE money apps to help budgeting seem less daunting

  Thank you to Kayla Clough from Ourstart for this guest post. When it comes to budgeting, the task can be daunting for many. When it comes to understanding your financial picture, having a handle of your income and outgoings is one of those necessary exercises. If the thought of pulling out a spreadsheet is not Read more about Focus on Budgeting: FREE money apps to help budgeting seem less daunting[…]