How to Budget Your Money

By | February 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Below is a blog entry by Bola Onada Sokunbi from I really admire her work and she has great content and courses.  Love it or hate it, if you want to be financially successful you are going to need to budget your money. Besides, if the wealthiest people in the world plan their finances, what [...]

Allowance or Pocket Money Debate

By | February 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

I was scouring my alerts this morning to post an interesting article related to money and kids or gratitude building, and I kept reading re-hashed information that never seemed to grab me as a parent, so why would it grab you? Instead,  I have written a quick overview of the allowance or pocket money debate.  Please take [...]

Wealth and Keeping Kids Grounded and Grateful

By | November 24th, 2016|Belief Sytems, Gratitude, Money Perspective, Money Views, Parenting, Pocket Money/Allowance System|

When you read personal finance articles, many focus on staying out of debt, money saving tips and ways to earn more money. So what happens when you have more than enough? When your net worth is “a lot”? ….AND you are a parent. Ex Spice Girl Mel B shares her story of raising a family [...]

The Inner Guru – leading by example!

By | August 29th, 2016|Belief Sytems, Financial Education Tips, Money Perspective, Parenting, Pocket Money/Allowance System|

I was recently interviewed by Sarah Morrissey the Founder and multiple award winning entrepreneur from Little Rockers Radio (, an Australian based digital radio station that offers entertainment and parenting advise for children 0-5. We chatted about when to start teaching children about money, what to teach at what age and the impact of financial [...]

Confession from an Experimental Mum

By | August 23rd, 2016|Decisions, Money Views, Parenting|

I have a confession to make! But first let me tell you a story. Last week my sister and I arranged a consultant to meet with us at her home to learn about his business services. It was quite an important meeting and my two daughters were also present. I asked them nicely to play [...]

Helping Parents Nurture Financial Confidence and Happy, Healthy Minds

By | July 25th, 2016|Financial Education Tips, Gratitude, Money Perspective, Money Views, Parenting, Pocket Money/Allowance System|

Since the launch of The Smayver Saver Journal, I have received some lovely comments and well wishes. I am delighted to serve parents with young children to help nurture financial confidence and happy healthy young minds . Thank you supporters! I really appreciate it. Below is a testimonial I received the other day. I wanted [...]

10 Reasons to Use a Commission or Pocket Money System with your Children

By | May 16th, 2016|Decisions, Gratitude, Money Perspective, Money Views, Parenting, Pocket Money/Allowance System, Saving, Smayver|

Since navigating a pocket money /commission system in our household, the change in our family dynamics has been extremely positive. I pay my daughters (aged 6 and 9) a small fee for specific tasks, additional tasks and financial rewards for special achievements. Every week we keep a tally and total on a Sunday morning. Sometimes [...]

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