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 →
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.
Your ‘money personality’ is a behavioural pattern relating to your spending and saving. In a relationship it may appear your Money Personalities clash. By understanding how opposing types can be complementary in a relationship, you will become a stronger team.
Your Money Personality is rarely just the one type. The large majority of us are a blend of two and sometimes three.
At different times in your life and depending on circumstances, you will very likely see more than one money personality type in yourself and that’s quite natural. As a result, you’ll probably see a cross over between these – in other words, you can show parts of more than one money personality at the same time. Continue reading →
Financial infidelity tends not to be seen as serious as having an affair. The reality is, it is a major breach of trust and the damage it causes a relationship can have long term consequences. And then there’s the financial fallout to deal with.
Financial infidelity can seem harmless enough, buying something that you really know you shouldn’t and hiding it away. You bring it out saying breezily, “oh, I’ve had this for ages.” Both men and women do this. For many couples, financial infidelity stops there. But for others it can escalate to real financial harm and relationship breakdown. Continue reading →
All our decisions are governed by emotions. Food is a classic example, when we see that sandwich or the chocolate cake or the donuts, we can taste it. Our emotions have told us.
Money is another classic example. If we are happy, sad, stressed or angry, it is very easy to take the credit card for an outing to make ourselves feel better. If you use money in this way, that is what your children will also learn.
Funny how songs have a habit of popping into our heads. I was wondering why this song – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers popped into my head this morning as I was walking from the train to the office.
A lot of our week has been meeting with women in business. They’re busy building their businesses, looking after their children and their homes. Then at the end of the day, they are just too tired to relax and enjoy the time they have with their partners. Continue reading →