From being a complete tart with other bank’s ATMs, avoiding the phone for fear of being stalked by an Indian call centre, emergency shopping trips to restore the seretonin depletion from boredom surging through my veins after listening to the Dow Jones, and trusting in Chanel because looking like money attracts money, Gaynor Alder shares her 7 deadly sins of finance.
Money doesn’t just pay for our prized Manolos – it promises of independence unlike any other. Retiring on average with 40% less super than men and a substantial gender salary gap of 18%, the impetus is greater than ever for women to get a handle on their cash and where it’s going, writes Melissa Koutoukidis.
Carrie’s style is quirky and expressive, her personality relatable. However, a major flaw that makes her human has become part and parcel with the life we associate with her, the life we lust after. And Amy Cassell is not so sure it’s a good thing. Are we trading financial security for glamour, and where will that leave us in the future?
“Oh no, put your wallet away. I insist. It’s on me” before tapping the contactless machine and swanning off like I‘m the kind of woman who summers every year in Provence, and paying for groceries and other non such, are just mere trivialities to my day that don’t require any consideration to my budget what-so-ever.
Having spent most of her ‘20s knee deep in some kind of self help book, taking a pair of tweezers and a nail file to her issues, Gaynor Alder was done with painfully searching her psyche for answers and all that faux positive thinking bullshit. But she knew something had to shift with her relationship with money.
Melissa Koutoukidis’ relationship with credit cards wavers between love and hate as much as Jersey Shore does between entertainment and embarrassment. Finding a credit card that doesn’t leave her knee-deep in merde has topped her priority list more than her adoration of Prada sling-backs.
Gaynor Alder always finds a I-can’t live-if-I-don’t-own-that-Oroton-handbag scenario to be seduced by, which ultimately means doing a quick mental rearrangement of her budget to justify said purchase, inevitably forgetting about important bills to pay and other non such like her rent. Et tu?
As someone who threw it all in myself years ago in search of something more, I commend Sarah for her courage to say no to financial security in the name of searching for a rewarding and fulfilling role, but most of all I commend Sarah for being an inspiration.
I could organise a world trade conference in the bat of a false eyelash, but my financial affairs are a complete shambles. My budget on paper could gain me entry into a PHD Mathematics program at Harvard (I can show you pivot tables and pie charts graphing my projected savings into the year 2030), but the reality is that I always end up going to the ATM and scratching my [...]
After being hypnotised yesterday to become a non smoker for life, I began to think about my relationship with money. What are the sub conscious beliefs and thoughts that dictate my financial affairs?