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29 September 2019

4 Financial Quotes to Increase Your Wealth

What are the financial philosophies that are shaping your financial future?  Our financial philosophies will determine the direction of our lives.  So here are a few of my favourite philosophical quotes that have guided me and I hope these will guide you towards your journey of a wealthier life:

8 September 2019

Back-to-School Expenses Recovery Plan for Parents

“What does Christmas and September have in common for most parents?”  If you guessed that, they both are high expense periods, then you are “right on the money”. If you feel like you need a back-to-school financial recovery plan; this article can be your guide to getting started.

25 August 2019

Conquering Back-To-School Expenses 

Ding–a-ling-a-ling, soon the school bell will be ringing again! It is amazing how several little costs add up to a major expense.  How much does it really cost to send your child(ren) to school?  Here is a budget template to ensure you: 1) capture your expenses accurately  2) have an accurate knowledge of your total costs and/or 3) determine any shortfall you may have. 

To get a true picture of how much you need to budget for the year, you can do a breakdown of the monthly and termly expenses; to do so, please divide the annual expenses by 12 or 3 respectively.  

12 August 2019

Children’s Education:  Get The Advantages that Only a Few Parents are Reaping

If scoring a goal in a game of football would determine whether or not, you would have enough money to send your child to university, would you prefer to play the game blindfolded or not?  Immediately, Karen erupted with “I would want to see so I could angle my body correctly, plus have an expert to help me to score that goal.” “So why are you saving towards your children’s education blindfolded Karen?” I asked.

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