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.
What does financial independence mean to you? "It means everything! It’s about freedom to do what you want with who you want, when you want, whilst giving it to those who matter to you most, like family. It's not about wearing designer clothes or looking flash; it is about the actual knowledge of how to create wealth and being disciplined enough to execute. The ultimate goal is to become wealthy without having to inherit, marry into it or win it."
Thank you for your time. Rachel is the founder of Parent Money, a platform aimed at today's parents - “who want to save money, plan for their family's future and have some money left over for the fun stuff”. We love her mission so we thought you should meet her!Read More
In this Interview series, we want to feature amazing and inspiring women who are willing to talk about money. Our goal is to break the taboo around money, share experiences and learn from the community. Please see exemples here.Read More
1. Working on projects because you want to and not because you have to.
2. Living a comfortable life which to me is being able to afford the necessities to survive (an apartment and all the bills that come along with it; food; minimum debt payments, etc.) and some extra to live without struggling every month.
Money buys freedom. Freedom to make decisions about how to spend your time. For instance, you can choose your work (or not!), or under your own terms (part-time, out of your house, following your passion) and to make trade-offs in your time (e.g., spend time cleaning or pay someone else to help with that).Read More
Vestpod is going to change women’s lives in the UK. Being financially savvy is hugely empowering, I can’t wait to see the impact of your incredible initiatives.Read More
On July 25th 2018 we hosted our first event in a series of informative, informal conversations that we will run with Vestpod aiming to educate all of us on the crypto and blockchain topics.Read More
Financial independence, for me, is about not being reliant on a single source of income.Read More
Vestpod is a space where ambitious women can inspire and learn from each other, motivate and give each other that much-needed wake up call.Read More
Definitely my financial and personal investment in Adrenna. I have learned so much from the experience and it drives me everyday. While the work can be uncertain, gruelling and lonely, I can look back and see how much I have grown as a person and entrepreneur.Read More
I’m incredibly passionate about how education and female empowerment bring communities out of poverty; as such Elevare also supports disadvantaged girls in India to get an education.Read More