go girl finances

I’ve had a busy day getting all my paperwork ready to move house after 13 years and having not done this side of things independently since I was in my 20’s it feels empowering today as I look back at how far I’ve come in the last 2 years around finances. I can handle a spreadsheet, a property portfolio, work out Building and Contents Insurance, organise a plumber ( and not get ripped off) and I know the serial number  of my tyres when I need to buy new ones !

Who needs to learn a foreign language when you can learn the language of finance !

So many women I work with, who are going through a divorce , delegate to their partners during their marriage and despite being articulate, educated and bursting with skills in all sorts of areas, find themselves terrified during the transition and apparently I am not alone according to my friend Mary Waring who specialises in advising women going through a divorce on how to handle their wealth and money during this scary time.

http://www.wealth-for-women.co.uk/

If I can do it,  so can you and along with Mary,  let’s teach, particularly our daughters,  to feel confident around money and making sound financial decisions throughout their lifetime.

Read a great article in GRIT

How You Do Money Is How You Do Life!
. . . Roxy Ahmed

Money talk on whatever level, tends to be an icky subject – how much we earn; how much we spend and how much we want to make. If we talking about money, it must mean that we are just shallow and materialistic!!

Now, men and women have different attitudes about money.

For us Women ¬– MONEY represents many emotions, feelings and beliefs such as love, power, security, control, independence and lastly SELF WORTH – which is h-u-g-e.

You see we are a product of our beliefs and culture; hence our money story and money dramas are a result of our beliefs around money.

We each have a pattern of power within us that is made up of factors such as stories, beliefs, fears, courage and perspectives that form part of our “emotional DNA”.

These patterns are part of our money heritage that has been passed down from generation to generation, which we’ve inherited from our parents, and are inherent within us all – whether we are aware of them or not.

Now these are unconscious patterns that we’ve inhabited in a part of us that is separate from our everyday awareness and identity. However, we’re still influenced by them in our actions and behaviours. Food for thought, right?

Read more here