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Why is it So Easy to Spend Money?

It sounds a really simple question, but the answer isn’t as straight forward as we would like it to be. This often asked question actually has two parts to it. The first is why do [...]

Live Like a Millionaire – For Less

The latest edition of Juno magazine is out! It's full of informative articles including money habits, all things investing, business, lifestyle memes and more. The magazine has an informed lineup of contributors.  There's an intriguing [...]

Discussing the Topic More Taboo Than Sex… Money!

For some reason, money is a perplexingly taboo subject.  In fact, people feel more comfortable talking about sex than money. In 1913 Sigmund Freud wrote, “money questions will be treated by cultured people in the same manner [...]

How to Talk to Your Partner About Money

Over the years we have written numerous blogs on couples and money and how ‘new couples’ might approach the Money subject.  It is a crucial part of any relationship, so, we thought we would give [...]

Financial Fulfilment

Financial fulfilment means different things to different people.  But, whatever it means to you, a really good starting point is to apply the principles from George S. Clason’s book, The Richest Man in Babylon. The [...]

The Matthew Effect

Thanks to level three Lockdown 4.0, meaning, of course, I live in Auckland, NZ, I took the time to re-read Malcolm Gladwell’s best-selling book, Outliers. It was a rewarding and thought provoking read the first [...]

Is Being Rich the Same as Being Wealthy?

On the face of it, the two words seem to mean the same thing. But, that is not actually the case. Lance Drucker is a Financial Adviser and recently came across an article in the [...]

Financial Anxiety Surrounding the Pandemic

The global pandemic has created a lot of turmoil about confronting the fears that surround money.  Worldwide, many people are facing increased stress about money and are hunting for a solution. One great solution is [...]

How is Your Financial Self-Care Right Now?

We survived YK2, the 87-stock market crash and the 2007/2008 GFC, now, we’re fighting our way through Covid-19.  And yes, we will survive this as well. But just like the other major world events, it [...]

Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

Think back to last Christmas.  Were there a number of toys and other gifts that you bought for your kids that sat on the sidelines?  Was there no real interest in them?   Perhaps you bought [...]

The Psychology Behind Christmas Shopping

The festive season is in full swing!  The shops are decked with holly and Christmas trees, the jolly laugh of Santa can be heard echoing in the malls, as are the unmistakable excited voices of [...]

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