It’s a New Year, let’s get serious and find a mentor

Setting goals for the New Year is great, but if you really want to get serious and achieve them then you need help from a coach, mentor or accountability partner

campsite compressAfter the excesses of Christmas and a week of relaxation at the beach camping, the last thing I wanted to do on the first day back at home was get up early and head to the gym. Let’s face it, I am still in holiday mode. The sun is shining, most of my clients are still on holiday and there is nothing pressing on the ‘to do’ list so why not chill out, relax; the gym will still be there next week.

Does this sound like you after a break away from home?

So why did I leap out of bed and head to the gym and push my reluctant body to do a weights workout and some cardio?  Well, in two days time I had a session with my personal trainer.  He always kicks my butt and pushes me to my limits and I know if I don’t get a couple of days of training in first it’s going to be tougher than usual. Continue reading


10 elegant, inexpensive, homemade holiday gift ideas

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Looking to make this holiday special without breaking the bank? Consider handmade gifts. Here are 10 ways to put a special glow into Christmas — or any other holiday that requires a gift.

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A quarter of SMEs use personal finance to support their business – Business Matters

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According to findings published today by Experian, the global information services company, a quarter of small and medium sized enterprise directors have used personal finance sources of funding including mortgages, credit cards and savings…

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Wasting Money? Money Week Could be for You.

Whilst Money Week is a great initiative to build awareness around financial literacy, money management and investment, is it really going to reach those people who need it most?

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Are you wondering where your money is disappearing?  Well this week is Money Week, with some great opportunities to lean more about managing your money.  There are workshops, seminars and plenty of other financial resources that are going to help you learn how to improve your financial literacy.

However, it is quite likely that the majority of people who are going to attend events aren’t the ones that actually need to be there.

It’s like anything in life we want to change, if we aren’t committed and clear that we actually want to make change, then we aren’t going to.  We might have friends and family around us saying we need to change our financial behaviour, but until you actually own that ‘Need’ and it becomes a clearly defined ‘Want’, you are going to do a big fat nothing!

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