Money Monday: Suddenly single, suddenly saving

Sometimes the best laid financial and life plans don’t, well, go to plan.  I found myself nearly two years ago suddenly single raising two kids.  Nor am I alone.  I had a coffee/chai chat with one of my good friends who had just made it through her first year post separation to find out how it had changed her financial situation – and perspective.  What she had to say really resonated with me, so with her permission I am sharing.

Almond milk chai latte from the ANU Food Co-op Cafe

Almond milk chai latte from the ANU Food Co-op Cafe

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My visit to an MLC Financial Planner

You would think that with being frugal and having an ambitious goal of not only paying off my home mortgage by the end of 2016 but also wanting to become a billionaire that I would be working with a financial planner.  Actually, until recently, I have had an irrational distrust of financial planners.

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Money Monday: 2016 financial goals

Looking back on 2015, it was a fairly significant year for me in more ways than one.  And I achieved one financial goal I set out to achieve – putting aside at least 10% of my income into investment.  So this year I am going to aim for something even bigger: to pay off the mortgage on my residential property (i.e. my home).

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Living Well Spending Less – some thoughts from Ruth Soukup

A few weeks ago a group of giddy Canberra bloggers headed to Problogger at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the sunny Gold Coast to soak up all we could about blogging – along with nearly 700 other delegates.  Three of us went with a special mission: to meet Living Well Spending Less author Ruth Soukup, one of the keynote speakers of the event.

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