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Top 6 Limiting Beliefs About Money that Keep Us Broke

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Top 6 Limiting Beliefs About Money that Keep Us Broke

I’m currently working on my next book, and I’ll just be honest and say the practical research and exercises are taking me to places I’m just not ready to go to emotionally. I wake up crying and feeling very lost on most days; I spend a lot of time just sitting and wondering how the heck I even got to this point and why I’m even writing this book. It makes me feel vulnerable and lost but I keep imagining me, at the end of 2015, when I write the final sentence on the book and how much I’ll have evolved, and this inspires me to keep...

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Are Men Better With Money Than Women?

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Are Men Better With Money Than Women?

Are men better with money than women? This is a question I’m often asked by people. One lady even told me that emotions have nothing to do with financial behavior because men are not emotional and yet they are all good with money. The question I started asking is why this woman (and most women I encounter) would assume that men are better at managing money than women are? 1.       Men and Women invest money differently Men and women approach things differently, so it makes sense that they would approach finances differently. The...

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How to Retire Early (Before You Hit 45)

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How to Retire Early (Before You Hit 45)

Why work your entire life just to struggle in the future? Rather than worrying about money as you approach older age, why not take control of your finances now and ensure your comfort in the future? Retiring early shouldn’t just be reserved for those who strike it lucky with a lottery win or those who receive hefty inheritance from a family member, with the right investment early on in your working life, you too can retire early. By working hard now, you’ll be able to relax when you get older.  So how can you retire early? In your...

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How The Simple Act of Giving Makes You More Abundant and Richer

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How The Simple Act of Giving Makes You More Abundant and Richer

I just finished a 29 gifts project (I’m extending it into 360 days of giving). At the beginning of January my younger sister (who manages my brand and markets me) talked me into doing 29 gifts project, based on the book by Cami Walker. Cami Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was given advice by a South African Sangoma to stop focusing on herself and give 29 gifts in 29 days (a gift a day). Today, her health has changed – the disease has slowed down its progression, she has very little pain and is able to work. Her answer:...

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What Runners Can Teach Us About Achieving Our Financial Goals

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What Runners Can Teach Us About Achieving Our Financial Goals

I stopped doing New Year’s resolutions when I noticed how little time it took me to break them. Instead I set goals and work on rearranging my life to meet those goals. Goal setting and how to achieve my goals is something I learned from running. 1) Map your course Whenever I go running, I always map my route so I know how far I’m gonna run. Knowing the distance prepares me mentally and keeps me going when I want to call it quits after the first 5 minutes. Having a clearly defined financial goal and writing it on the front page of my...

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How to Use EQ to Choose the Right Life Insurance Policy

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How to Use EQ to Choose the Right Life Insurance Policy

I’ll never forget the first story I heard from an agent who wasn’t able to convince a mother she needed life insurance. We’ll call her Suzy Suzy spent her pregnancy worrying that her 2 twin boys would be born premature. Doctor’s reports all seemed to suggest that this was a possibility. But to her and her husbands’ surprise, the kids were born very close to normal weight and only had to spend a few nights in the hospital. A few days after the twins were born, Suzy was traveling back to the hospital with her mother, when she suffered...

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The Truth About Marriage & Money

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The Truth About Marriage & Money

Should we marry for love or for money? So far the discussion on my Facebook page has been interesting. For those of you not on my personal page you can post your opinions on the Wealthy Money page: https://www.facebook.com/WealthyMoney  1.    Why do married people end up having so much more wealth than single or divorced people? Married people can end up having more money than single people because when you are married everything is split into 2. I currently live alone; when I moved into my place it was unfurnished so I had to buy the...

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Is Perfectionism Ruining Your Finances (And Keeping You in Debt)?

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Is Perfectionism Ruining Your Finances (And Keeping You in Debt)?

I used to tell myself that I’d pay off my last remaining credit card as soon as I got a steady income, then I got a steady income and I told myself I’d pay off my credit card when I increased my income… We tell ourselves that we’ll start saving when we get a higher income or we’ll finally start that business when we take an entrepreneurship course. We’re waiting for that perfect moment when the stars align and everything works in our favour and we can finally live our destiny. The truth is: there is no perfect moment. Our finances...

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Tips on Saving (and Applying For a Bank Loan)

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Tips on Saving (and Applying For a Bank Loan)

Last week was the last week to enter the Financial Wellness Challenge. The winners of that challenge are: Mlamuli Magwaza and Sibongile Makubane. I look forward to my one on one coaching sessions with you both. Now onto this week’s blog post, which is an interview/article I did for a magazine on saving and applying for bank loans:   1. What are your top five tips for saving money in 2014?   i)             Save and invest 10% of your gross salary for retirement: Pay 10% of your gross income towards your retirement plan....

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How to Cultivate an Abundance Mind-set

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How to Cultivate an Abundance Mind-set

I often get emails from people telling me how they’re doing their affirmations and visualizing and still in debt or struggling financially. Their lives are not reflecting their positive thinking and abundance mentality! Then I ask: so how are you feeling emotionally and physically about your life/money as you write this? Usually the answer is: Frustrated, worried sick, anxious, desperate etc. At this point you can probably see the disconnect – emotions alert us to what’s really happening at a subconscious level. People who’re...

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