Make good money decisions

make good money decisions

When you are trying to make good decisions about money – it is so tempting to just focus on the numbers and ignore everything else – right?  Wrong.  If that were the case, we could let our calculators make the decisions for us.

WTF is…financial abuse?

In money coaching we talk a lot about taking agency and responsibility for your own money matters.  But what happens if someone is controlling you by controlling your access to money?  Financial abuse is a lesser known form of abuse which can take place in intimate relationships, in exploitation of older or more vulnerable people – and can happen to people of any gender in any form of relationship.

How do I invest when the market is going crazy?

Checking the news constantly will increase your anxiety.

Thanks to @bhavesh1024 for this excellent question. When everyone around you is panicking about market downturns and recession on the horizon, how can you avoid the crazy sell off?  And importantly, how do you ensure that those around you make good decisions as well? These are chaotic times and – no matter what experience you…

Do you suffer from Financial Fairytale Syndrome?

One knight in shining armour, coming right up!

Find out if you are living in a financial fantasy, and how to get out of fairy land!

Six – no seven! – tips for negotiation skills

When clients come to me for negotiation skills coaching, many struggle to separate negotiation from ideas of fighting, argument and conflict.  The core of this is that many people – especially women – see negotiations as risky situations threatening their relationships.  When you need to negotiate with your partner or employer – you may worry that asking for more could undermine your relationship.

Build a cash buffer that works for you

Cash buffer

A cash buffer is your first line of defence against expensive debt, unnecessary stress and being overwhelmed by life’s unexpected events.  Yet too many of us fail to build a cash reserve that we can fall back on if we become unwell, need an urgent repair, or face unemployment.  This short article helps you work out what you need.

You are not Homo Economicus

Two hands

In traditional economics, you are told that humans basically make financial decisions like robots. I sat through lecture after lecture being told to make decisions in my own self interest – and frankly, I struggled with that idea. Because my self interest was not just about getting the best price, or the ‘highest economic value’.   That doesn’t work for humans in reality.

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