Despite making her peace with her fluctuating levels of productivity throughout the nine months she spent working from her living room in 2020, Emma has found a few tricks that keep the productivity juices flowing – most of the time!
When your neighbor unveils their latest model electric car, or invites you over to christen their new swimming pool, it’s hard not to feel a tiny stab of… something. Whether that feeling is envy or relief, is entirely up to your mindset. Ruth Henderson encourages us to discern between the type of Joneses we encounter. Some, she says, we should avoid, and others, we could learn great money lessons from.
Whether you’re a lover or a hater of the WFH life, there are more costs involved beyond your tax deductible power bills and office supplies, so bear these sneaky spends in mind if you’ve been tasked with deciding how you’ll work in the future.
At the start of every year, household CFO and happy saver Ruth Henderson uses PocketSmith to plan her family’s finances for the year ahead. Budgeting, she says, is the key to financial freedom. Find out which three PocketSmith features she considers essential to helping her family achieve their money goals.
With international travel off the cards for most of us, the past year has forced those of us looking to take a break to consider holidaying locally. But that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the fun, or some savings! Amanda shares five tips on having a cheap holiday in your own backyard.
How does a self-confessed lover of fashion and shopping survive one year without buying any new clothes? Hear from Dora as she shares the lessons she learned, some tips on running a successful clothes swap, and the surprising amount of money she actually ended up saving.
Have you been making more unnecessary online purchases than usual in the past year? We're all guilty of buying something ridiculous like a tub of hummus in response to the pressures of lockdown. The Broke Generation's Emma reminds us that it's not the end of the world!
As we fervently sing Auld Lang Syne to bid farewell to 2020 (no offence, but man, are we glad to be seeing the back of you!), Ruth The Happy Saver sits at her desk in her new garden shed, to share with us what she does every New Year’s Eve (hint: it’s not what you think).
Last Christmas, I gave you my… what? If holiday gifting has gotten a little out of hand for you, Ruth The Happy Saver has six handy tips to help avoid that end-of-year overspend! Paraphrasing Mariah, ultimately, all most people want for Christmas… is you!
Couples who talk about money with each other have stronger relationships. The same applies to families! Ruth The Happy Saver shares how she uses PocketSmith’s tools to help have productive financial conversations with her family!
When it comes to your finances, are you a Chandler or more of a Monica? Guest writer Emma uses her unagi to assess how the characters of Friends handled their money.
Globally, 2020 will be a hard year to forget. We've had to rapidly adjust to COVID-19 and its effects, and our money habits are no exception. Here are nine tips to help you adjust your finances to the new normal.
Talking to your partner about money can be stressful. Our friend Ruth, The Happy Saver shares 8 steps she uses to have positive money conversations with her husband.
Feeling stressed or worried about your finances? It's normal to experience financial anxiety. Emma from The Broke Generation shares some tips you can use when you're feeling in over your head.
Did you take out the 6-month mortgage holiday when COVID-19 hit? That six months is coming to an end in Australia. Here’s what to do next if you’re reaching the end of your mortgage holiday.
Side hustles are a great way to make extra income. Learn how to commit to the hustle with PocketSmith.
Millennial money guru Emma is back to answer more of Gen Z Maddie's money questions. We find out that you're never too young to start thinking about your credit score and saving for retirement.
Whether you’re self-employed or just thinking about freelancing, here are three tips on how to manage your money as a contractor.
If you’re committed to achieving FIRE, you’ll need to track your finances carefully and meticulously. We’ll show you how software like PocketSmith can help you do the heavy lifting!
Our resident Gen Z, Maddie, asks our resident millennial money guru, Emma, her burning money questions. She might not know TikTok, but she knows taxes.
It takes incredible levels of grit and motivation to achieve Financial Independence and Retire Early (FIRE). How have those who’ve FIREd actually done it? Ruth The Happy Saver shares some inspirational examples with us.
Earning more than one stream of income? Welcome to the new normal! We've put together five tips that we hope will save you time and stress when managing multiple incomes.
Amanda Konyn's best friend and best dog Fritz not only brings her immense joy on a daily basis, he’s also taught her some valuable lessons about money.
Followers of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement aim to create a large nest egg that will produce an income of its own, letting them step away from paid work.