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The conversation that you need to have BEFORE you get married

The conversation that you need to have BEFORE you get married

My husband and I have been married for 18 years and it’s only been recently that we’ve made some progress to being on the same page with our finances. I mourn for the 18 years of lost time, the 18 years where we could have been building wealth, living like no one else so that we can live like no one else, as Dave Ramsey would say.  My husband is awesome, he is generous and is always giving money away…

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Sending you love this Christmas!

Sending you love this Christmas!

Dear Friends, As Omicron spreads rapidly around the world, I do hope that you will stay safe this Christmas. We have made the decision to stay in Kenya this Christmas, although we would dearly love to be with friends and family back in the UK, we thought that this was the right choice. I pray that you will be able to relax with a mince pie and some festive cheer! As I reflect on the past few months, despite the…

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How to get out of debt

How to get out of debt

Debt can be crippling. If you are losing sleep because you are worried about debt, then contact an expert at one of the following agencies: Christians Against Poverty – you don’t have to be a Christian to ask for their help Citizen’s Advice Step Change Debt Advice Foundation Debt Support Trust  All of the above agencies can help you, you are not alone, there is always hope.  If you feel that your debt is manageable and you can be debt…

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Tips for saving money at Christmas

Tips for saving money at Christmas

With Christmas only a few days away, I thought this would be a great time to share some of our family budgeting tips on how to keep the finances under control in the festive season! We are naturally a generous family, and we would love to give, give, give! However, without the generous bank account to go with the generous nature, we must be sensible! A few years ago, we would always go over budget around Christmas, which was silly…

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Meaningful Academy – Financial Foundations

Meaningful Academy – Financial Foundations

Back in September I was super excited to receive an email from Pete Matthew, founder of Meaningful Academy, gifting me a Foundations Level membership of Meaningful Academy. As many of you may know, my husband Bob, is most reluctant when it comes to talking about money. He grew up in a home where money wasn’t talked about, plus he suffers from depression, so feels that he’s not worthy of money. It also doesn’t help that he’s a spender (Apple /…

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How do I Teach My Child Good Money Habits?

How do I Teach My Child Good Money Habits?

Saturday 21st August 2021 I like to think I am good with money so I really want to pass on my knowledge to our daughter. It is my aim to ensure that she is financially literate!  Recently I have heard Will Rainey, Founder of Blue Tree Savings speak on The Meaningful Money Podcast with Pete Matthew (excellent as always!), I have also read the recent publication of ‘Your Money Matters’, a financial education textbook from Young Money, it’s an excellent…

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My husband is listening to The Total Money Makeover!

My husband is listening to The Total Money Makeover!

Thursday 29thJuly 2021 Bob was cooking supper today and when I walked into the kitchen, he was listening to The Total Money Makeover. This is just too exciting! I have been asked Bob to read / listen to the book for the last seven months. I asked him how it was going, and he replied, ‘It makes sense.’ Praying that Bob will complete the book, praying for the positive changes to come, praying and believing that we will be on…

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