Stop worrying about money

A simple guide to creating a financially sustainable future for you and your family

This is a book for New Zealanders, by a New Zealander. It sets out the things you can do today, right now, to improve your financial situation.

Learn the 16 fundamentals that will improve your situation immediately, then stop if you want – you’re well on the way.

If you want to fully create a financially sustainable future then better understand your financial personality and risk profile so you can create a plan that will work for you. Demystify the worlds of business, property and share investing, learn the terminology used, understand the tax implications of your actions and the structures you might use. Be aware of the amount you might want in retirement and how you will get there. Then set in train a plan, and forget.

Now available at Unity Books, Wellington and Paper Plus nationwide.

Hi, I’m Baubre

(pronounced Barbra)

Why do some people go through life seemingly with no financial worries and others never seem to have any money and survive pay day to pay day? This is a question I’ve been asking myself throughout my 25 years as an accountant.

Money doesn’t buy happiness, but being in a better financial position can give you choices about how you live your life, when you retire, how you contribute to the world and what you can do to help others.

You can be master of your time.

This site shares my experiences over the last 25 years: how those that earn a lot don’t necessarily have any more than those who earn a modest income, that attitude and a consistent approach trump income and assets, and while time is your friend, it’s never too late to take action. Start today to create your financially sustainable future.

I am a Chartered Accountant (and Fellow of Chartered Accountants ANZ), a Registered Financial Adviser and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.

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