There is nothing better than having a break away and getting away for a few days. Leaving behind all the chores, taking time out from the business and instead seeing new places – or sometimes returning to our favourites. Taking time out is something we really look forward to.
We know not everything is going to go 100% smoothly, life isn’t going to be perfect. But when you are on holiday/vacation, that is when you are a little more tolerant and make the most of the things that go really well. Continue reading →
Strange as it sounds we all have a relationship with money. Think about it, it does make sense. The world is about relationships and money is no exception.
In fact, your relationship with money is the longest relationship you will have in your life!
Money is everywhere, we really can’t ‘opt out’ and say we want nothing to do with it. Unless you want to be a hermit in deepest darkest Kazakstan and be self-sufficient. Not my idea of fun. Continue reading →
We know that when we have money worries, they can seem all consuming. If we go to bed worrying about money, when we wake up the next morning and it’s the first thing that pops into our head.
So, it would seem logical that when we’re in this all-consuming money worries state that we find it hard to focus on other things. And more importantly, we find it hard to make sound rational decisions about anything (not just money). Continue reading →
A happy money marriage is a key ingredient to a happy marriage. We all want a live happily ever after with the person of our dreams. The intention is to spend the rest of our lives together. But the sad reality is that 70% – 80% of relationships that break up, blame money.
So, if you want a happy money marriage you need to talk about money and deal with money as a couple.
If you happen to have cash in your wallet right now, take out a note and have a look at it. It’s just a piece of paper. It has a picture of someone famous on it, a few words and a number. That’s what money is.
In real terms, it is a medium of exchange created because bartering got a bit tricky, e.g. how do you value your cow when you want to swop it for a sack of grain. But, as you will see, not all dollars are equal!
Sounds all very rational doesn’t it and it kept the economists happy. But the economists forgot a very important point. We aren’t rational! So, when we see the piece of paper with pictures and numbers on it, we see a lot more than a symbol to buy stuff. We see all sorts of emotions and meanings and it’s different for men & women. Continue reading →