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Boss of My Money podcast is for savvy women who want to be empowered and supported in developing their financial literacy to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to make smart financial decisions and take control of their financial situation. In each episode, I share bit size financial tips and personal stories as it relates to spending, budgeting, saving, investing, relationships, mindset and more- without the fluff! With each episode, you will be given actionable steps to help you tak ...
 
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When you are stressed about your finances it can really take over everything in your life, making you feel sad, angry, and anxious and like there is no solution or a way out. In this podcast episode, I share a recent personal experience of when I became stressed about a financial issue and the steps I took to manage this stress. LET'S STAY CONNECTE…
 
In this podcast episode, Esther shares bad and outdated personal finance money advice you should stop following as they are not effective in today's economy. If you really want to be debt-free, save money and achieve financial freedom stop following this bad money advice and instead implement the solutions mentioned in this episode! LET'S STAY CONN…
 
Achieving financial freedom is 80% behaviour and 20/% numbers! If are able to master fundamental money habits you will not only shift your money mindset for success, but you will begin to achieve your goals and make significant progress in other areas of your life. Join Esther, as she discusses must-have money habits for achieving financial freedom…
 
When you invest in yourself it pays the highest return of any good investment you will make. Not only does it improve your quality of life, but it also benefits those around you and society as a whole. There are inexpensive ways you can invest in yourself that cost no or little money. Listen to this podcast episode for 20 easy ideas on how you can …
 
Have you found your life's purpose? Are you finding your life's purpose? Living your purpose is essential to financial wellness. When you find your purpose, your purpose will provide for you. This topic is so important because there is so much going on in the world; we have so many people changing jobs and businesses pivoting, and it almost feels l…
 
Why are the Middle Class broke and living paycheck to paycheck! You probably don't care about class but pay attention to this, as more 9-5 professionals and small business owners fit into his category than don't. Back in the day becoming a middle class represented financial freedom. But that seems to be changing as the middle class is getting poore…
 
If you are an avid budgeter and are living paycheck to paycheck, you may want to stop budgeting and do this instead! Too many people, in my opinion, are budgeting incorrectly and focusing on making cuts rather than how to bridge the gap between what they have now and what they need to thrive financially. In this podcast epsiode, I share reasons why…
 
In today's episode, I address why understanding fundamental financial principles is critical to your financial success. While going pro (accumulating wealth, saving, and living your best life) with your finances is the ultimate aim, you must first master the fundamentals. Without the fundamentals, you will find yourself on the struggle bus of frust…
 
In today's episode, I will be sharing some insight about the Cost of living in 2022: The rise in Inflation, Energy bills, Interest Rates and Tax which will impact you and your finances and how to plan towards them. Resources Join The 90 Days10 Pillars of Financial Success Implementation Programme Ready to slay your Budget! Take The Boss Of My Budge…
 
So you want to start the year strong and are considering what goals you should work on. Let me inspire you with our Top 20 Financial Goal Ideas for 2022. Budgeting, different sorts of savings to consider, new assets to invest in, asking for more money at work, and my personal favourite, giving yourself a well-deserved treat even if you haven't earn…
 
For the most part, we would have to think long and hard about when our bad financial habits kicked in. That's because it began with a single credit card, progressed to overdraft, and before you know it, payday loans. Others may have started withdrawing £200 from their savings account and are now withdrawing every penny that remains. Our bad financi…
 
It's the beginning of a new year. I'm sure a lot of people are giving up caffeine, smoking, alcohol, sugar, or bad spending habits. If you're unfamiliar with the term "cold turkey," it refers to abruptly discontinuing a habit. It is the point at which you completely stop a bad habit or a behaviour that you want to change. Instead of gradually disco…
 
When you splurge after a bad day, bad news, being upset, angry, or disappointed, the issue is not your money, but you continue to take it out on your money. Here are my thoughts on the subject, as well as how you can deal with it head-on! Resources Join the waitlist for the 10 Pillars of Financial Success Implementation group Download our FREE Fina…
 
Happy New Year! We're all ready to set new goals this time of year. New year, new me? Not everything in your life has to change. Some of you may be repeating goals from last year, which is OK. The most important aspect of setting goals is to be intentional about them and to make sure they align with your life aspirations. Setting goals is one thing…
 
We continue to discuss money mistakes. Money mistakes are common. A handful of us has made them during our lifetimes. I'm sure there are financial decisions you've made that you'd change if given a second chance. Whatever your financial mistakes, you can recover from them. I hope today's podcast has helped you get back on track with your financial …
 
In today’s episode, I will be sharing 6 common financial mistakes 9-5 professionals must avoid. So many 9-5 workers, although earning a very good salary, still live paycheck to paycheck, are unable to pay off debts, save money and are scared about investing. If you identify yourself with any of the 6 common mistakes mentioned, be sure to schedule a…
 
Christmas is coming. Christmas is 19 days away. The stores are preparing for Christmas. Are you ready? Today I re-release one of our favourite Christmas podcast episodes. Episode 02: 20 Tips for having a debt-free Christmas. In this episode, I talk about how amassing debt around Christmas sent me spiralling. One of the first topics I discuss in thi…
 
Budgeting is a vital tool in financial management, as we all know. Finances success requires budgeting. Most individuals lack discipline and don't discover a budgeting approach that works for them. There are several popular budgeting techniques. You've probably used budgeting apps, spreadsheets, or even pen and paper. The idea of budgeting and not …
 
I understand that money is a complex topic and that as a parent, you may be unsure where to begin or how to keep personal finance PG so as not to overwhelm your children or instil fear of money in them. Nevertheless, teaching children about money management must become a priority. And you can start as soon as they begin asking for stuff. In today's…
 
On the 10th of October, people worldwide observed World Mental Health Day, which was observed on October 10th. We are all aware that mental health and financial well-being are intertwined and impact one another. In this week's podcast, I spoke with Kimmora Ward, an Auditor by profession and poet from Montserrat, who shared her personal experiences …
 
Do you recall a time when you set a goal for yourself, were ecstatic about it and then fell off the waggon? When you realise you've fallen off the fight within begins. How do you get back on track, how do you recover, should you stop pursuing this goal or should you keep going? All of these are questions we ask ourselves. In today's podcast episode…
 
You’ll be surprised to learn that there are numerous other options for becoming a millionaire. The best way is to start working on your financial goals and increasing your net worth at a young age. Even if you’re not in your early 20s, you can still start a portfolio and make a million dollars in time for retirement. Resources Join the waitlist for…
 
Do you break the rules or do you follow them? Here are 5 unconventional ways I manage my own finances. Personal finance fundamentals never change. If you try to change these rules, you may face financial challenges and take longer to achieve your financial goals. If you don't budget, you'll lose track of your spending, save less, and wind up living…
 
Weekly Check-ins are great to help you stay on track, celebrate your progress and catch bad money habits before they get out of control. In today's episode, I share the 6 questions you need to asking yourself when you are doing your weekly money check-in. Resources Join the waitlist for the Boss Of My Money Accountability Group Stop by the website …
 
Managing your finances can be difficult. This is one of the reasons why so many individuals never start or quit. You are not alone in feeling overwhelmed by money. Money issues should be addressed as soon as feasible. If not, it can bring anxiety, stress, disputes, poor financial decisions, sadness, withdrawal and isolation, and shame and guilt. So…
 
So you've heard you need to be debt-free and save? That's all well and good, but is it practical to pay off debt while saving money? Which debts should I pay first? Saving money is difficult when you have debts to pay. People often become overwhelmed attempting to save and pay off debts with a limited budget. There is no right or wrong way to pay o…
 
I'm frequently asked, "Esther, how did you pay off your debts, become a saver, and buy your house in three years with no financial background or a Great Aunt who passed away and left you thousands of pounds?" The short answer is that I mastered key financial principles and laid a solid foundation for myself. As I always say, personal finance manage…
 
It is possible to save money and attain financial goals by not spending. A spending freeze, avoiding coffee shops, and limiting supermarket trips will help you save money and create new habits. No-spend challenges help you create healthy financial habits and speed your success. The rewards are amazing whether you do it for a day, week, month, or ev…
 
I swear by weekly check-ins! They are super practical! In today’s podcast episode, I share my five reasons why weekly check-ins are effective. And here’s the thing- weekly check-ins do not have to take too much time. Maybe in the beginning, but as you stay consistent, you will find yourself flying through them. When you have eyes on your personal f…
 
You've probably heard about having a financial plan, a budget, an emergency fund, investment accounts, and protection. Everyone tells you to start a financial journey, but how? How should we start? After all, there are several areas you want to improve. How do you know where to start and what to prioritise? In today's episode, I discuss how to begi…
 
Hurray! We have completed five days of the 30-day daily podcast challenge. In today's episode, I'll tell you more about myself, what I do, what Boss Of My Money is, and what I enjoy most about my business. If you are a new podcast listener, this is an opportunity to get to know me better, and for those who have been listening for a while, it is als…
 
I'm very excited to announce my 30-day podcast challenge. For the entire month of September, I will release a new podcast every day. That's right; we’ve got new content for you in our themed month, Start Fresh September!! In today's episode, I’ll be giving you three reasons why you keep making the same money mistakes and how to change this! Do you …
 
I'm very excited to announce my 30-day podcast challenge. For the entire month of September, I will release a new podcast every day. That's right, we've got new content for you in our themed month, Start Fresh September!! In today's episode, I'll answer a question from one of our Instagram followers, "How do we review/adjust our budgets as we run-u…
 
I am super excited to introduce my 30 days podcast challenge. For the entire month of September, I will be publishing a new podcast every single day. That's right, fresh content for you in our special themed month. Start Fresh September! Today's episode is a Questions and Answer episode, where I will answer the questions you recently asked me to an…
 
I am super excited to introduce my 30 days podcast challenge. For the entire month of September, I will be publishing a new podcast every single day. That's right, fresh content for you in our special themed month. Start Fresh September! In today's episode is a Questions and Answer episode, where I will answer the questions you recently asked me to…
 
Too many folks make the error of planning the future without unpicking, learning from the past, or being deliberate in their actions now. History tells us how effectively we handled difficulties and enables us to learn from previous errors. To achieve your financial objectives, you must first assess and explain your current position. This podcast e…
 
Almost everyone has tried budgeting at some time, and the majority of them have given up after failing. I would not be where I am now if I had given up. To assist you in reaching your financial objectives, I'd want to highlight five excuses or reasons why individuals don't budget their money and how to overcome them. Grab my free mini-course on bud…
 
I meet many people who are in various phases of life and have concerns regarding life insurance. Some are single parents, newlyweds, couples beginning a family, or family members of elderly or sick parents. As an FCA Licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent, I am qualified to talk on this subject. Every day, I get to talk to so many women and men a…
 
So today I have a special guest, Natasha Hill, who will be sharing her financial journey, particularly how she paid £10k in debt and purchase her first property. Natasha and I both recently purchased council properties around the same time. We must have closed a few weeks apart. So I'm really looking forward to discussing the process with Natasha. …
 
When it comes to beating inflation, there is no sure-fire method. All you need to know is what it is and how it affects you based on your objectives. Because we all have different goals, low and high inflation rates will affect each person differently. Simply do your best to keep your money safe by spending less than you earn, saving for up to five…
 
We've established that inflation is something we need to care about, because it will impact our money's spending power. It will also determine what decisions we make when it comes to building our wealth. In today's part three of our four part inflation series, I'll be deep diving into the different correlations of inflation relating to savings, int…
 
You're probably thinking Esther, I'm not an investment manager, I don't work in a bank, and I'm not in the financial industry; what does inflation have to do with my personal finances? Well if you want to become financially independent and achieve financial success, inflation is one of those things you have to pay attention to. Inflation is measure…
 
The reason for today's podcast is that everyone in finance and politics is talking about inflation. You may believe it has nothing to do with you or your personal finances, yet it is all about your money. I'll give you a heads up: this episode is going to be a mouthful, and it'll be different from the others in that I'll be discussing statistics, r…
 
I place a high value on financial literacy. It was one of those things in life that I didn't realise I needed until I got it. It's beyond me why I waited until my late 30s to begin this! Knowing better, my mission is to make financial literacy appealing to you and to assist you in developing and passing on your financial literacy to your family and…
 
Today I have the beautiful Makala Green from The Wealth Check. Britain’s first black female chartered financial planner with over 17 years of experience in Financial Services. Makala has worked with prestigious brands and spoken at over 100 events. You don’t want to miss: Makala's financial journey starting as early as 5 What led Makala to buy her …
 
If you are an avid boss of my money listener you would know that I started my right to buy process in January 2020. And it has been a journey! But one I am over the moon to say is over! We finally bought our council flat. And I want to share with you today why it took me 15 years to buy my first property. You don’t want to miss: 6 Reason and excuse…
 
Today's episode is a little different from the others in that... For this episode, I didn't have much of a plan. I felt compelled to put the mic on and record while meditating in the early morning hours. If you're a regular listener and fan of the Boss Of My Money podcast, you already know that personal finance is about more than just money for me.…
 
In today Episode I will be sharing the importance of having a WHY for your desire to become financially independent. I’ve chosen this topic because very often most people, start their financial journey because they are told to or they know it’s beneficial to their financial situation and it’s something they should do. And while they make some progr…
 
Financial literacy for women is a must and while we’ve made a lot of progress, we still have work to do and need to keep the momentum going. You all know I am passionate about helping women achieve financial success, so today’s episode is close to my heart. If I do well in my finances as a woman, you do well also. If you do well in your finance as …
 
Naomi Benjamin is a personal and virtual stylist based in Milton Keynes. She is a PA and Diversity and Inclusion Officer and runs her business NB Style Consultancy. When Naomi had her first baby she felt like she lost her sense of style and self. She realised being at home with a small baby, she stopped dressing up and decided to do a little shoppi…
 
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