Monthly Archives: March 2016

31 03, 2016

No Turning Back

By | March 31st, 2016|Decisions, Entrepreneurship, Smayver|0 Comments

It’s the afternoon before smayver.com goes live and I’m enjoying a gorgeous afternoon on the beautiful Gold Coast (Australia), my hometown and holiday destination of choice. My youngest is crying, the “fartnuts” have been hurting her, and she’s adamant I need to get off this laptop and enjoy a “proper holiday”. I want to as [...]

22 03, 2016

Parenting and Beliefs about Money

By | March 22nd, 2016|Belief Sytems, Decisions, Empowering Beliefs, Financial Education Tips, Money Perspective, Money Views, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

As a parent, I think we only want the best for our children and we don't wish to create little monsters who feel entitled from an early age. Our money beliefs intentionally or unintentionally form a crucial role in the habits developed by our precious off spring. I am pretty sure a child that feels [...]

22 03, 2016

Small Steps to Greatness – One Belief at a Time

By | March 22nd, 2016|Belief Sytems, Empowering Beliefs, Financial Education Tips, Money Perspective, Money Views, Parenting|0 Comments

Have you ever felt frustrated by not believing you are a positive role model for your children when it comes to money? Do you wonder how other parents teach their children about money and if you are doing a good job or not? And what exactly does it mean to be a good role money [...]

22 03, 2016

I’ve got bills, I need to pay, I gotta work work work everyday…..

By | March 22nd, 2016|Financial Education Tips, Money Perspective, Parenting|0 Comments

Contributed by Mother of Two and Money Savvy mother, Catherine Elek, Gold Coast Australia Let's talk about...(no, not the birds and bees today!) Let’s talk about… financial education and parenting. It’s a topic that keeps popping up and for a good reason - money continues to pervade all aspect of our modern life and for [...]

22 03, 2016

Don’t Miss the One Quality That’s Essential to Your Child’s Character

By | March 22nd, 2016|Gratitude, Money Perspective, Parenting, Recommended Books|0 Comments

Smart Money Smart Kids, the new(ish) book by American finance expert Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze, explains in simple terms ideas on how to raise kids who have a healthy view of money. In this excerpt from the book, Dave and Rachel discuss the power of humility and gratitude. DAVE: Why is it [...]

22 03, 2016

What It Feels Like to No Longer Worry About Money

By | March 22nd, 2016|Decisions, Minimalism, Money Perspective, Money Views, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“What It Feels Like to No Longer Worry About Money” is partially excerpted from The Minimalists’ book, Everything That Remains. Growing up in a poor neighborhood with a single mom was not, as they say, child’s play. Drinking and drugs and familial anarchy permeated the walls of our cockroach-infested apartment. Not to mention all the baggage [...]

22 03, 2016

Live Rich!

By | March 22nd, 2016|Belief Sytems, Money Views, Saving|0 Comments

With the holiday season upon us, now is as good a time as any to reflect on our spending habits. “Live Rich” is a 3 minute film by Gary Turk , and it is a great perspective on saving! Click here to see the awesome clip or below is a briefed down version of the poem. [...]

8 03, 2016

A Timely Reminder

By | March 8th, 2016|Belief Sytems, Dangers of Screen Time, Decisions|0 Comments

It was a moment that made my parenting ears turn forty-five degrees. My internal emotions resonated and applauded. This morning I participated in an engaging and interactive presentation by Alice Sharp, a leading authority on HL (Home Learning) and playfulness. I learnt there are many ways to adapt and grow a simple nursery rhyme (more [...]

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