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How to use the Kakebo Budget

How to use the Kakebo Budget

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve heard of the Japanese system of Kon Mari for tidying up and keeping your space clear. But you may not have heard of the Japanese system for managing your money in a similar way, its know as Kakebo. What the Hell...
Why you should Hibernate this Winter

Why you should Hibernate this Winter

In my recent newsletter I mentioned that I was just finished my Winter hibernation and I got a few questions/comments/giggles about it so here a post about Hibernation: Why I believe it’s not just for Bears, but for People as well. And why I recommend that you...
Personal Budget: Make the Money do the work

Personal Budget: Make the Money do the work

So if you’re following along with this short series we’ve looked at preparing for a Personal Budget, and Planning a Budget. And this is where the magic happens: Implementing the Budget! And todays post is going to look at ways that you can make your budget do the work...
Personal Budget: How to Plan your Budget

Personal Budget: How to Plan your Budget

Contrary to popular belief there are actually two main parts to developing a Personal Budget. There is the Planning of the Budget, the figuring out the figures so to speak. But then more importantly there is the Implementing of the Budget. This is the bit most people...
Personal Budget: Before you start

Personal Budget: Before you start

Today I’ve done a wee post on getting started with your Personal Budget. These are some of the steps that I take when I’m getting ready to update my money plan for the coming year. I like to talk about money. A lot. I think its important and I’ve...
How to fit in more Reading

How to fit in more Reading

As you may be aware I love books. LOVE EM! When I speak about books with people nearly everyone says the same thing to me; ‘I’d love to read but I don’t have time’. I absolutely get this. Reading is always the first thing to go when I get busy,...
My experience using Kon Mari to declutter

My experience using Kon Mari to declutter

I wrote in a previous post about my shady past as a hoarder, and now I’d like to tell you about how it all changed for me. I was living in a house crammed to the gills with STUFF and it was really stressing me out. Relaxing in the evenings was impossible, I...
Why Money Mindset Matters

Why Money Mindset Matters

I’ve spoken on the matter of money, by accident, a number of times now. It was never something I felt I was qualified or experienced enough to talk about. I’m not a financial advisor, and I don’t have any formal academic qualifications in money, but...
How to find and use a Career Mentor

How to find and use a Career Mentor

One of my big tips for anyone looking to get a bit of an edge in their career planning is to get a Professional Mentor. It usually comes up at my workshops and the number 1 question I get is: How do you find a Mentor? Heres a short post on my own tips and tricks for...
Why saying Thank You is good for your career

Why saying Thank You is good for your career

Recently I did a talk at a seminar to a number of people responsible for HR in their organisations. I closed my section with a challenge to the room, which was this: On return to your office, take the time to send each of your staff/colleagues who work directly with...