Keep calm and change course

I have a lot to learn about money.

The past few years have involved some big changes for me and my family. We’ve moved interstate three times and had two children.

The situation notwithstanding, I haven’t had my eye on the ball. In fact, I don’t even think I knew what the ball was until recently.

Any money my husband and I managed to save was whittled away through the interstate moves, and we really didn’t plan for the costs of having children…

But the real problem was, all too often, we spent more than we earned. It’s not that we were buying expensive clothes or the latest gadgets. We just weren’t paying attention.

We didn’t want to seem like “those people”; you know the ones who watch every penny and insist on splitting the bill 500 ways… So we didn’t really watch at all. We were in denial, not just of our overspending, but of our potential to grow wealth as well.

This was reinforced by the fact that money conversations are often taboo – even with people you are close to – and some equate wanting prosperity with greed.

To be clear: I don’t think having money equals happiness, or that people should chase money at all costs. I’m deeply interested in concepts of Yogic and Buddhist philosophy like releasing attachments (possessions and ego), being gentle on the earth, recognising the law of karma, and meditation.

So, I want to understand how people can be or feel financially prosperous, while also living a more simple, gentle and fulfilled life.

These are the things I want to focus on:

  1. How money works
  2. How to be more mindful about spending and saving
  3. How to create financial flow and a more prosperous ‘vibe’ in my life and the lives of others

Throughout my posts, I will link to the sites and resources I’ve found useful, so hopefully you can find the key to unlocking more prosperity in your life as well.