Articles and Resources

November 13, 2020

Creating space in our mental health

Hey guys,  I am so excited to finally share with you the first episode of our Margins series, ‘Conversations on Creating Space’. The first instalment of […]
September 15, 2020

3 Ways to Support Those Around You Facing Financial Stress

I am reminded of the story in the Gospel of John where we see Jesus presented with a logistical problem of feeding 5000 plus people in a remote area. I love how Jesus responded to the people’s need rather than turning from it.
September 15, 2020

Making Room For More

As a child I never understood why my teacher would make me take a ruler and red pen and draw a Margin down the left hand side of my page before I would start work. She tried to explain to me that it was to ensure there was space so that she, or I, could make comments, corrections etcetera. However, as a 6 year old I didn’t appreciate the concept she was trying to teach me.
August 5, 2020

Making a Realistic Money Plan

When we talk about making a realistic Money Plan, we are not talking about some budget you write at the beginning of the year and then never look at (much like a New Year’s resolution). We are talking about a real plan for your money that you can stick with, because just like a diet, it’s not going to do you any good if you don’t actually stick with it.
August 5, 2020

Does Money Equal Happiness?

I have been pondering a bit lately about happiness and in particular what does pursuing contentment and happiness have to do with money? Can money buy you happiness and if so, why are there miserable millionaires?
August 5, 2020

Fun & Finances

Money can’t buy you happiness, but it sure can buy you fun. And we do. Australians spend $80.3 billion a year on recreation (the 4th highest area of weekly spending, only beaten by the essentials of housing, food, and transport).
June 5, 2020

Time and money. Is there ever enough of either one?

It’s no secret we live in a fast-food, quick-results, instant-gratification culture. We want it all immediately, and we expect our finances to keep up (or catch up). But the truth is, the way we are living, they’re more likely to pack up.
May 12, 2020

Let’s Talk About Money

Do you ever feel like you are drowning in debt? Or there are just too many bills in a month? What would happen if a sudden medical emergency arose in your family and you were no longer able to work? Research from the Australian Psychology Society has found that personal financial issues have been consistently voted by Australians as the top stressor in our lives.
April 24, 2020

Money Conversation Starters

If you are married is it so important to understand what each other values and believes when it comes to finances. We've put together a series of 'conversation starters' to help you begin to discuss your finances.