Common Sense  Budgeting – Taking the Power Back

Common Sense Budgeting – Taking the Power Back

As I’ve gotten older and grown into my role as a Mum and wife I’ve found there are more than a few things that I’ve gone back to or revisited from an earlier time in my life.  Though we ditched the CDs years ago (thank…

Buying Shares 101:  This.  Is It.

Buying Shares 101: This. Is It.

Big news ahead guys.  BIG news. Before you get too deep in this blog, catch up on how our family has been getting started with Sharesies so far this year; Post 1 > My kids have a share portfolio, Post 2 > Set and Forget…

Set & Forget – Investing just got easier

Set & Forget – Investing just got easier

Check out Part 1 of my investment series in collaboration with Sharesies here Just like anything, instilling responsible financial habits in both ourselves and our kids takes both time, patience and practice. As I mentioned last month, we began contributing to the boys’ savings accounts…

My kids have a share portfolio – why and, HOW?!

My kids have a share portfolio – why and, HOW?!

I’m partnering with Sharesies over the next couple of months to share our family’s experiences as we dip our toes into investing on the share market for the very first time. I’ve long lamented how painful it is trying to discuss financial ‘anything’ as a…

“You are NEVER ready” – Get Financially Dialled in for Baby

“You are NEVER ready” – Get Financially Dialled in for Baby

Thanks to BNZ for partnering to help make this post possible. It’s true, “you are never ready” is more often than not my response when friends and I discuss the age-old question of now, or, later, especially when it comes to having a baby. My feeling is…

Winter

Winter

Image credit Gábor Sidó It’s here.   It’s foggy, it’s damp, it’s not particularly cold this week – but that’s on the cards for next week YAY lol.  Muddy sports are in full swing, the washing is piling up and our daylight hours are dwindling (making any…

Smart Money – How I make my Credit Card Work for Me

Smart Money – How I make my Credit Card Work for Me

Hopefully you caught my first Smart Money topic where I ran you through the importance of owning insurance and knowing when and how to use it (catch up here if you missed it).  This week we’re going to talk credit cards, which can surprisingly, be…