This is the last episode for the season! I know right? Where did the time go? Christmas is next week. What an amazing year. I love the end of the year. For me it is always a time of reflection. Looking back over everything I have achieved and planning for what I want to do next. Super fun but a little scary too yeah?
Today on the show I am going to discuss insurance. I can feel your excitement! Next week is going to be way more feel good, I promise. Last week and this week I have been trying to think about what to call these episodes because I was thinking no one wants to talk about estate planning and insurance and if I just write that. you’re all going to be like 'arr Meaghan no way, we are not going to listen to these episodes' but you know what?
Roll up your sleeves ladies sh!t is going to get real in this post because we are going to talk about estate planning. I know you’ve got this, hang in there. I’m going to keep this as painless as possible but like the title of this post: 'Estate planning is fun, said no one, ever, in the history of the universe.'
What a week. Wow. This week I have been home sick with bronchitis, head lice attacked the family- yuck, and my daughter slipped over and cut her eye and now looks like a street fighter with a big black shiner.
Have you ever done something that you really didn’t enjoy that much but when you were done you were so grateful that you did it? What are the results that you benefit from today that your past self created for you? In this bonus episode I share with you the concept of doing work for...
Today we're going to be talking about superannuation and being future focussed, doing things for our future selves.
I got the idea for this episode from talking with Sally on Facebook. Hi Sally. She said she wanted to know how to save for her child in the short and long term. So I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to talk about what I did and how I started saving for my kids.
Today let’s start with investing in property. How do you make money from property? Hmm how long do we have? There are so many ways you can make money in property. The scope is too big to cover in a short podcast but I will do my best. Essentially, an investment property is an asset you can buy and then rent out to produce a rental income.
Savers are losers hmmm. Ok now that I think I have your attention let’s talk about saving. A couple of months back I read Robert Kiyosaki’s book Rich Dad Poor Dad and in the book he states that savers are losers. At first I was like what the? But then I started to process what he was saying and I think he does have a point- let me explain. You may be aware that interest rates are really low at the moment. Which is super awesome if you have a home loan. I mean you can get rates below 4% which is pretty amazing but the down side of low interest rates it that the interest you earn on savings is also very low. I did a quick online search which was by no means extensive but the best rates I could find for a term deposit was 2.4% interest and for an online savings account it was 2.75% Is that even keeping up with inflation? Only just. I think Inflation currently sits around 2%.
Today I will discuss how we get into debt and how to get out of debt. What is debt? Debt is the price we pay to buy money. What? I’m guessing you probably haven’t thought of it that way before. Am I right? When we purchase something in advance on our credit card or by taking out a loan. What we are doing is buying money. Let me explain. We borrow the money to pay for the item such as a new pair of jean, a large bill such as our car rego -that by the way we have to pay for every year yet somehow seem to forget that and have to come up with the money from somewhere each year.