63. No Spend Weekend
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1w ago
January can be a long month! In this episode we’re sharing some ideas for how to fill the weekend, without emptying your bank.   Caveat: we’re not going extreme no spending. We get that if you decide to have a nice long relaxing bath that’s technically spending on your energy bill. But we share enough ideas that there will be something for everyone.   Big shout out to @savingmoneybish who did an excellent post on this on Instagram. And Helen Johnson for introducing us to YouTube playlists for dancing the weekend away. And Tamsin Caine for not only sharing her favourite hikes, but act ..read more
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The Power of Mentoring with Amira Norris & Julie Goddard
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by Julie Flynn
1w ago
Joining us today from the Mentor Standard we have Amira & Julie who live by the motto we rise by lifting others up. Packed full of wisdom they got us off to a start with this line… “a mentor is someone who has very good answers for the questions that you've got, whereas a coach has very good questions for your answers” Two stats about mentoring: - Within a year of mentoring you are 6 times more likely to be promoted. - As a mentee you are 5 times more likely to be promoted or secure the outcome you were looking for.  We know that having a mentor can benefit your career, and ultimately ..read more
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62. The Power of Mentoring with Amira Norris & Julie Goddard
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2w ago
Joining us today from the Mentor Standard we have Amira & Julie who live by the motto we rise by lifting others up. Packed full of wisdom they got us off to a start with this line… “a mentor is someone who has very good answers for the questions that you've got, whereas a coach has very good questions for your answers” Two stats about mentoring: - Within a year of mentoring you are 6 times more likely to be promoted. - As a mentee you are 5 times more likely to be promoted or secure the outcome you were looking for.  We know that having a mentor can benefit your career, and ultimately ..read more
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61. What is FIRE and is it for You?
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by Women & Money Cafe
3w ago
If you hang out on financial forums or listen to personal finance podcasts, you’ve probably heard about FIRE. If you haven’t, it’s all about Financial Independence, Retire Early.   At its extreme end, FIRE is about living as frugally as possible today with the aim of being able to quit working as early as possible. Be that living on beans on toast every day this week, so that in a few years’ time you can be permanently living on a beach.   In this episode we’re going run through the theory and the practicalities of FIRE. Maybe our profession leans away from FIRE because we see the cu ..read more
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59. What happened in the Cafe in 2022?
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by Women & Money Cafe
1M ago
Women & Money Cafe's 2022 Review For the first time, Julie is flying solo in the cafe. In this episode she shares some of her favourite guests and episodes  from 2022: Jacci Jones in episode 9 sharing her wisdom on what other people think about you We play a word game when recording to put nerves at ease. Can you spot what it is in episode 10 with Jennifer O'Neill? We record 2 episodes at a time. We were particularly enraged on episode 17, asking for a pay rise. This is because we'd been recording with Carol Deveney just before on episode 16 & Carol drop a hand grenade  In M ..read more
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58. Retro Christmas
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by Women & Money Cafe
1M ago
There's no getting away from it that cash is not going as far this Christmas as it usually does. So we've put this episode together for a little free feel good Christmas vibes. We're going walk down Christmas memory lane  from when we were younger. When we didn't have as much money. Because often, the things that brought the most joy, didn't cost anything. We hope this episode helps you remember some of the simple (cheaper) pleasures. And maybe revisiting them will add a bit of magic back to this time of year without the stress of funding it. Who remembers circling things in the ..read more
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57. What teenagers think about money
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by Women & Money Cafe
1M ago
What do young adults really think about money?  Sounds an innocent enough question. So to add an element of intrigue, we’ve got two very special guests with us this week. Catherine’s son Toby, and Michelle’s daughter Grace join us.   We put a series of questions to Grace & Toby. Giving an amazing insight in to their world of view money. Is it about freedom, choice or responsibility? Listen on if you want to learn their thoughts on our questions:   What does money mean to you? How did it feel getting paid for the first time? What do you do when you earn some money? What do y ..read more
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56. Healthy Festive Finance
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by Women & Money Cafe
2M ago
In this episode we are sharing our top tips on how to keep you money in shape at Christmas. Julie’s suggestion: APP ALERT! Gift List lets you list everyone you are buying for and set a budget. It helps you be more intentional with your gifting and keeps track of where you are up to.  Top tip – don’t delete the app after Christmas. If you keep it, all your data will stay be there next year. Catherine gets intentional: who are we buying for? Have we set a budget? Is it on the list? This helps combat impulsive purchases. Get your planning hat on! And have a clear out beforehand, it makes ..read more
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55. Is your financial adviser right for you?
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by Women & Money Cafe
2M ago
Finding a financial profession is hard! And how do you know if they are any good or not? And how do you decide if they are the right one for you? In this episode we are going to talk you through our big red flags that the individual isn’t right for you. And along the way we will share some tips to help you find the right financial expert for you. The absolute minimum you should be looking for: - On the FCA register as a regulated individual - They have at least “level 4” qualifications Red Flags: - Your adviser should not be like an expensive gym membership that you don’t use - If you have ..read more
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54 How much does financial advice cost?
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by Women & Money Cafe
2M ago
Can I afford financial advice? What does it cost? Will I get ripped off? These are some of the questions that might be going through your mind if you are toying with the idea of approaching a financial adviser. We get it! It’s confusing, opaque, and a bit of mystery. In this episode Julie & Michelle are going to explain how financial advisers charge and why. And more importantly, what you can do make sure you pay the way you want to. One of the big myths is that we only charge in percentages. It is one of the most common ways you will see advisers charge but it’s not the only way. And you ..read more
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