#bookclub: Becoming by Michelle Obama

"I have been following Emilie, Carmel and the Vestpod events for a few weeks now, and I admire the way in which these women understand money in a way that I don’t. As I told my fellow book clubbers on the night, my main method of financial management is 1)  ignore the outgoings and 2) hope for the best. And contactless definitely doesn’t count."

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#bookclub: Your Money Or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

What's more important to you - your money, or your life? Authors Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez centre their book around this concept: "If someone thrust a gun in your ribs, and said those words, what would you do? Most of us would turn over our wallets". But despite this, on a daily basis many people exchange their "life energy" (a.k.a time) for money, earned from jobs that don't align with their personal values, spent on items that they don't really need. 

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IWD: Why Balance For Better?

For more than a century, an annual women’s day has been marked by feminists and politicians who want to celebrate the achievements of females. Now it’s a truly global phenomenon, and by no means limited to public figures and intellectuals: girls, boys, women and men from all corners of the world are coming together to help drive change in gender equality, and recognize the often hidden acts of heroism, large and small, that our mothers and sisters have accomplished.

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Can You Save Money With The Circular Economy?

You might have heard the term “circular economy” when reading one of those articles about families who only generate one small bag of rubbish per year, or who haven’t bought anything other than food for the last six months. That level of eco warrior-dom might seem out of reach for most of us, but what if we told you the circular economy could save you – and everyone – money, as well as saving the planet?

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MoneyTalk With Sally Kettle Inspirational & Motivational Speaker, Author & Adventurer

What does financial independence mean to you?

It’s hugely important. I’m very happily married, and so it could be easy for me to over-rely on my husband, but I’ve hate the idea of going cap-in-hand to him for money. Also, you never know what life will throw at you. We may split up, or he may die… it’s important not to be squeamish about these possibilities. If I’ve learnt anything usual from ocean rowing and adventuring it’s to be pragmatic.

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