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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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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