This is a conversation I have really been looking forward to and sharing with everyone, as I believe we all need to have a hard look at our financial health.
I strongly believe that if people knew more about money, if they knew how it works, to live within their means, to not constantly live in a state of money stress, and money fatigue, then they could eradicate their money issues.
And if we eradicate our money issues, I believe we would also eradicate a lot of the family fighting, as a lot of the augments stem from money issues or money issues amplify other problems.
And if we could stop the family augments, this would mean more kids are growing up in families that aren’t fighting, more kids are growing up in happy families.
And to me, that is the end goal of everything. To raise kids with smiles on their faces. Because if we raise kids with smiles on their faces. They turn into adults with smiles on their faces. And adults with smiles on their faces don’t start wars - they are compassionate, they are caring.
And if that is not something we should strive for, then I’m lost.
Cait Flanders educates people about Mindful Budgeting, through the lessons she learnt from getting herself out of debt. Cait went on a two-year shopping ban and that was after she was out of debt and has completely turned her life in a different direction. That realisation that more money is not always the answer, but being mindful of where you spend your money and on what, is.
This is a big topic for me as “money” is often what people say holds them back from doing the things they really want to be doing, holding them back from living immediately. But I would argue that what they choose to spend their money on is the thing that holds them back.
Cait has some great tips and my one big ask for this episode is that you have a conversation in your household about money and write down what you spend your money on. You will be amazed at what you learn, and can easily change, from this simple task.
I hope you enjoy x
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