Aquarius Magazine "It’s a woman’s world - With international women’s day falling this month, we asked some inspirational ladies for tips from their areas of expertise, to help put some colour into the gaps in your life."
Money coach Rasheda Khatun shares her tips on taking control of your finances, thereby fortifying your future
It’s common for we women to leave our partners to deal with the finances. We’ve seen our parents do it, and our friends, and it’s not like we haven’t got enough to do without taking on the finances as well.
But we must.
Think about this – if you were suddenly left in a position where you were on your own, or without a job, how would you stand financially? Could you afford to take care of yourself? Could you afford to take care of your children?
If the answer is ‘no’ to any of these questions, then it’s time to take responsibility for your finances.
Ahh, tis the season! Well, actually, it’s the season after The Season.
January is that troublesome time of year after we’ve eaten too much, spent too much, indulged too much and certainly slept too little. It’s a wistful time when we reflect back on our recent past and gaze forward to our immediate future. Traditionally, it’s a time when we make solemn promises to ourselves in the form of New Year’s Resolutions.
When you read this, there will only be 20, or maybe its 15, no make that 5, shopping days until Christmas. The truth is that for most of us time is going by at F1 speed and accelerates to warp speed during the holidays. In a blink, Christmas is over and many of the kids’ gifts are already broken. What’s a parent to do?