The Love Language of Money: Navigating Your Financial Romance

Happy Valentine’s Day! Money and love, two seemingly distinct aspects of our lives, often intertwine in ways we might not immediately recognize. Just as we have unique ways of expressing and receiving love, our approach to money also reflects a set of preferences, known as our “money love language.” In this exploration, let’s unravel the […]

Four seasons in a month – a woman’s life

Have you read this book called “Optimised Woman’ by Miranda Gray? I was introduced to this book a few years ago and it blew my mind. The tagline for this book is ‘using your menstrual cycle to achieve success and fulfilment’. How cool is that? I am an inclusive person but this one is especially […]

Simple Strategies for Building Your Savings Account

Savings are very important for any kind of investment and for emergencies. With the way things are in Australia right now, everything is quite expensive. And, RBA has increased the cash rate yet again. You might think how on earth you are going to be able to put money away? Believe me when I say […]

How Negative Self Talk Affects Women’s Money Mindset and What to Do About It

Women face a unique challenge when it comes to money: negative self-talk. It is something that can swallow their confidence and inhibit their success in the long run. Women need their money mindset, free of negative self-talk, to foster healthy behaviour and financial wellbeing. Negative self-talk can impact women’s money mindset more than anything else, […]

Reflections from October 🧨

Now, where did October go? October has been a month of celebration. We had a few Hindu celebrations, the biggest being Diwali. Happy Diwali to all of you. It is the festival of light and I hope that light illuminates your lives. 🪔 If you know the Indian culture, we love our food. And when […]

Reflections from September 💪🏽

September has been great for me as I got to spend quality time with my family in India. I ate a lot of good food (which is a given) both homemade and at restaurants. When I used to live in India, fusion usually meant Indo-Chinese. Nowadays fusion includes Japanese, Thai and other cuisines – yummy […]

My May month in review – handling emotions 🥴

Lessons I learnt on handling emotions… May was very retrospective for me. This month I decided I want things to be different. It was a Monday. My daughter did not have school but I had to drop off my son at school. As I woke up in the morning after a late-night Sunday catchup with […]

Are you willing to earn more than your partner?

Read that question again. Are you willing to earn more than your partner? Your first impression (as a woman) will be ‘Why, yes, of course, Obu. I am willing to earn more than my partner’. Quite often as women, we somehow sabotage our money-making capacity. We think that in order to earn more, we have […]

Money container – how big is yours?

If you had $500……. Or $5,000 or $50,000, what would you do with it? Many times, we say, ‘If only I had a $1000, I would…’ or ‘If only I won $1 million in the lottery, I would….’ But what would you actually do if you had that extra money? If someone gifted you $1,000, […]

Reflections from November and December

Hello, my lovely readers. Did you notice my absence? I didn’t send my reflection for November or my usual article in the beginning of December. My apologies as I was going through a health issue. I even ended up having surgery in early December. But I’m really glad to say that I’m recovering and doing […]