Accelerating Debt Reduction

In one of my Money Hints and Tips newsletters I refer to a strategy I call Repayment Snowballing. This is used to speed up the process of debt management quicker . There are a few different opinions on how best to implement this strategy so lets have a look at which will save you the most money. There are basically …

‘Big-E’ Number 2 – Environment

Today I want to continue looking at the Big-‘E’s (words that start with the letter ‘E’) that will have a major bearing on your financial outcomes in life. Last time we looked at Emotions and I will probably have more to say about that in another message in the future. This week we look at Big-‘E’ number 2, Environment. They …

Big-‘E’ Number One – Does it Affect Your Finances?

‘Big-E’ Number One – ‘Emotions’ Over the next little while I am going to be writing about the Big-‘E’s (words that start with the letter ‘E’) that will have a major bearing on your financial outcomes in life. The number of Big-’E’s I have on my list keeps growing the more I think about it. My list originally started out …

Disturbing UK Survey Results

Hello again, I’m writing this while sitting in the departure lounge at London’s Heathrow International airport waiting to fly back to Australia after speaking at two seminars and helping start a Simply Budgets presence in the UK. One of the seminars was recorded and I will have a DVD available before too long for those who might be interested in …

Are You Dreaming but not Achieving?

Are You Dreaming but not Achieving? I was chatting on the phone with one of the people on my Simple Wealth Steps program earlier this week and we got onto the topic of setting goals. I find many people struggle with this and I certainly did in the past. During this last week as I was preparing to fly to …

Unbelievable Events

Unbelievable is all I can say! There is no year in living memory where so much devastation and heartache has occurred over such a wide area in such a short space of time. I think we can all say we have had enough floods and cyclones for a while!!! I can’t imagine how the farmers in Innisfail and the surrounding …

Target $5000 for Flood Relief

  Target $5000 for Flood Appeal!   I have a really great flood fund raising concept to run past you today that will not only benefit the flood victims but gives a win-win situation. Flood Clean-up I spent the day in Brisbane on Sunday helping with the flood cleanup. What a huge task! We were taken to a location near …

How to do a Budget that really works

Happy New Year Again I hope you have had an enjoyable and rewarding festive season. I’ve had a really good break but it’s time to get back to work…. Mind you, having a break is a great way to get yourself busy again because during the break you have time to step back and think about what you have been …

They Won’t Tell You HOW

Over the next two weeks you will see most of the high profile ‘Money Experts’ come out and give their New Years resolution advice for people who want to improve their financial position in 2011.   At the top of their list of steps to take will be the advice to “Do a Budget!”   Here is my prediction!   …

Road Rage?

Road Rage? Have you ever been driving down the freeway in the slow lane, minding your own business, sitting right on the speed limit, only to find that when you come up behind a slower vehicle there is a line of cars speeding in the passing lane? Those cars have been gradually closing in on you from behind and just …