From the category archives:

Financial Mindset

ask financial questions

If there is one thing I have noticed about most humans its that there are a very small percentage of us who are actually happy to ask financial questions, for a discount or better offer or even query things when talking money. Then there is the rest of us. Think back and remember the times […]

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How the 80-20 Money Saving Formula Can Work for you

We all want to save money! However, the common dilemma for many wage earners is knowing how to take the correct action to achieve the outcome of sound financial management and financial planning for future retirement.  The million dollar question is how to allot your income to ensure a proper division for daily life, savings […]

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Should you spend or save more in your business

Succeeding in business may not only be in the products you sell or how many people know who you are, but can also be in when you choose to spend or save. Being good at managing the various aspects of running a business including choosing the time to spend can affect your financial results immensely.  […]

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5 Secrets from Money Magnet People Revealed!

by Mark Yasay on April 3, 2014

5 Secrets from Money Magnet People Revealed!

Anyone who has ever been faced with huge debts or found it hard to make ends meet, those who’ve known how to survive on much less—in the most basic sense of that phrase—who’ve fallen on hard times often enough to appreciate the freedom and simple peace that being debt-free brings, know and understand the importance […]

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art of negotiation to save

Negotiation plays a big role not just in business dealings but also in your everyday life.  During your average day, you negotiate with people around you, in your job, when doing your chores or even with your pet.  It is a common and regular activity you do daily yet you pay very little attention to […]

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Teaching children about money

As any parent can testify children are able to soak up knowledge from the moment their eyes are open and begin learning at an astonishing rate. But as parents do you or have you ever considered at what age its appropriate and useful to begin teaching kids about money and finances. Many parents aim at […]

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4 Ways you can deal with having a bad day

by Mike on February 11, 2014

6 Ways you can deal with having a bad day

I am sure you start to get the hint that your about to be having a bad day from the same indicators that I got recently. You have an appallingly bad sleep filled with tossing and turning plus you really never drop into a deep sleep, leaving you feel more tired than before you went […]

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reviewing your year

By implication what I am saying here with regards to setting and reviewing your yearly goals is that like studying there is no point in sitting an exam if you aren’t going to receive the results. And where as setting goals is not an exam it is definitely a declaration of your intention to succeed. […]

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How was your 2013 and have a good New Year

by Mike on January 16, 2014

How was your 2013 and have a good New Year

After a short Hiatus enjoying some family time and the Christmas / New Years holiday period I would like to wish everyone a cracking good 2014! I hope you are all planning on setting your new years goals and following up on them . For those of us not so good at this read our […]

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Setting New Year Financial Goals

by Mike on January 14, 2014

Setting New Year Financial Goals

Why do we find it necessary to set New Year financial goals? •    Because we realize there are some very important things we need to do with our money ? No! •    Because we realize this New Year brings us fresh desires ? No! Let’s face it. The reason we want to set New Year […]

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The hidden cost of business meetings

by Mike on September 17, 2013

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As any small business owner can tell you meeting with clients and associates is an important part of your networking and growth efforts, but often we all forget about the hidden cost of business meetings. Those small things we forget but which can affect your plans in the long run once they all begin to […]

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genetics affect your financial success

For a long time when considering personal financial success, we’ve often perpetuated the belief that the apples don’t fall far from the tree, a flawed misconception that led us to believe that our life’s biggest mistakes were not our own faults, but a result of having certain genes in our genetic code, as if the […]

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towie marketing

 What is your reaction when you see an airheaded chump swaggering towards you dressed in a muscle-top proudly bearing the slogan ‘Reem’ across the chest? Is it to sink to the ground with your head in your hands before crying bitter, salty tears of despair, biting down on your fist and wailing that the world […]

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friends who borrow money

Lending money to friends is a unique situation and a difficult decision to make. Even if you are the best of friends that have known each other your entire life, lending money can harshly affect a friendship. There is a positive and negative side to lending a friend money, read further for more details on […]

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Can you be too afraid to spend money?

by Mike on June 29, 2013

afraid to spend money

I have caught myself making  a few decisions recently around spending and being too afraid to spend money at a time when it could clearly benefit me. Not only was I hesitating to pull the trigger on something which could be to my benefit I was not even rationalizing consciously why I was doing it. […]

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control your money

Taking control of your money can be one of the most important lessons in life for every teenager and young adult but the assumption is that we all learn this lesson, move forward and never make the mistake of letting our money control us. But do you really know which column you fall into here […]

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friends for success

Over time and as we get older our circle of friends change and so do our interests and hobby’s, but do we ever consider if we are doing ourselves financial harm with the people we surround ourselves with? Are the people you hang around with someone of equal drive, ambition and success or are they […]

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Gambling budget

Having spent two and a half weeks on a cruise recently it may shock you to learn I spent some happy times juggling my finances to give myself a gambling budget which I happily spent on roulette.  It may shock you even more to learn my lady spent the majority of her time on her […]

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Keeping clients happy

After a recently very poor experience with dealing with a trades person and a service provider I thought I would share with you some reflections on the mindset of some companies, their owners (or at least what I think their mindset is leaning towards) and how they treat their business clients. Having been a business […]

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self investment

Having spent time and money on self improvement and self education (alright I will admit my lady gave me a gentle nudge into it!) it amazes me sometimes that people don’t consider themselves one of their own best investments. In one of my previous posts I talked about setting goals for the year which helps […]

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