Six things I did to improve my money mindset

Six things I did to improve my money mindset

You guys are no strangers to my background with money - I was, to put it bluntly, awful with it until a couple of years ago. Any money I earned would quickly be spent on…I don’t even know what…and I’d be broke until I got paid again. It was a vicious cycle which left me feeling like I wanted to throw up every time I even thought about money.

I can honestly say that now, I have a great relationship with money, I’m a lot more relaxed around it and don’t get sweaty palmed when an unexpected expense arises.

To get to this point, I had to do a lot of work to improve my mindset. While some think it’s a bit airy-fairy, anyone with half a brain can tell you that having the right mindset is crucial to being successful and happy. Here’s what I did.

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Why I don't believe in the frugal living trend

Why I don't believe in the frugal living trend

When I think of “saving money” or being “financially savvy”, the first thing I think of are programmes like Extreme Couponing and SuperScrimpers (remember the woman who made a necklace out of paperclips?) where the people are making their lives unnecessarily difficult.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! It’s totally possible to be smart with money without walking around in jewellery made out of office supplies, with a hair mask made of mayonnaise and holding up the queue in Tesco with a book of 10p off vouchers. So here’s why I don’t believe in frugal living.

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How to ask for money (and actually get it!)

How to ask for money (and actually get it!)

Asking for money is terrifying, there’s no doubt about that. But there are some occasions in life when it’s a must. Thankfully, there are ways to ask for money without sounding like a greedy brat, so here are three situations where you need to ask for money and how to do it in a way that doesn’t ruffle any feathers.

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Four simple tips to help you reach your savings goals

Four simple tips to help you reach your savings goals

Ah, saving. Easy for some, difficult for others, but always beneficial. And it has less to do with your income and more to do with your mindset than you might think - although obviously the amount of money you have plays a big part!

I’ve always found it difficult to save my money for a rainy day instead of spending it right now, so here are four things that worked for me.

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8 of the best apps and websites to help you manage your money

8 of the best apps and websites to help you manage your money

Being sensible with your money, adding to your savings and keeping track of where it’s going can seem like a minefield at times. So many things to keep track of and so much temptation to buy all the things!

Luckily, there are also tons of amazing free resources to help keep us on track - here are eight of the best.

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How to know when to work for free and when you should charge a fee

How to know when to work for free and when you should charge a fee

In any business, especially in the online world, it’s essential to find the balance between offering things for free and making money from whatever it is that your business does, and where the line crosses from free to paid work.

It’s a frequently discussed topic that I recently shared my thoughts on in an Instagram Story, and today I want to share where my own boundaries lie and my advice for setting your own boundaries. I’ve also covered this topic in today’s podcast episode, which you can listen to below.

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