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109, 2023

Money Smart Week South Africa 2023

By |Sep 1st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorised|

MSWSA2023 Living paycheck to paycheck? One of the reasons why you may be struggling to manage your finances is that you haven't identified your personal money goals. Having a reason to save, take a deeper look at your expenses, or simply stop spending money unnecessarily will kick start the process. In this video, I share a profound technique I used to find my Financial WHY. If you would like to [...]

1212, 2022

Celebrate your progress

By |Dec 12th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

The end of the year is a time not only to wind down but to take stock and reflect on the year that has passed. It provides an opportunity to pause and to ponder on what worked, and what didn’t, to think back to the highlights and the low lights, to review goals set, goals achieved, and goals not met. Use the remaining time left to course correct and to [...]

2811, 2022

Learn something new about money

By |Nov 28th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

While studying part-time and working full-time towards my undergraduate degree, managing my time, and finding balance was quite challenging. I did not have the drive, desire, or determination to learn anything outside the scope of my degree. In hindsight, this was one of the biggest lessons I would understand. One of the principles I live by today is that if something is important enough, you will make the time. A [...]

2410, 2022

Identifying your money mistakes

By |Oct 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Many of us had to learn about managing money through trial and error, by making mistakes and hopefully using that knowledge to avoid making them again. Money mistakes can be costly and can be avoided when you have access to the skills, knowledge, and tools required to make wise decisions. Financial education is not taught in schools and most parents are not equipped to be offering their children empowering conversations [...]

2909, 2022

The journey of Jean Archary

By |Sep 29th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Jean Archary is a mother, author, teacher, and master motivator. She’s created an enterprise in helping others find peace of mind and comfort around a sometimes-intimidating topic: Money. Using her Education in child psychology along with her personal experiences, Jean is now a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Workplace Coach in South Africa. A teacher of financial literacy, she is vital in helping her clients manage the emotions associated [...]

2209, 2022

Want to pay less tax?

By |Sep 22nd, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

The dreaded T word… let's face it…no one likes to pay tax. It's almost like a grudge purchase except you did not agree to buy anything. But it is a necessary contribution that if spent correctly would go a long way in benefiting, uplifting, and improving the overall well-being of our economy. As taxpayers we have no choice but to pay taxes whether we like it or not…but how much [...]

1409, 2022

XY Adviser podcast

By |Sep 14th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Jean is the Founder and a Financial Wellness Coach at Money Messages. She joins Louis to discuss the importance of financial education, and empowering people by shifting the way they act, think and feel about money. http://https://xyadviser.co.za/podcasts/55/

2208, 2022

Why you need to pay less fees

By |Aug 22nd, 2022|Categories: Blog|

The fees we pay for services, investments, loans, and products need to be understood prior to entering any agreements or purchases. Often people overlook this because they are more concerned with accessing the service or under pressure to make the purchase or simply not bothered to understand the terms and conditions. I am guilty of this too. I remember when I purchased my first car (more than 2 decades ago), [...]

2607, 2022

5 Steps to Badass Your Financial Wellness

By |Jul 26th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Financial wellness is critical for everyone. If we are not financially well it will have a bearing on other facets of our life like health, business, mental wellness. Mindset and massive persistent action will be critical to shifting us, especially during these challenging times. If there’s anything that COVID taught us is that we need to take the lessons from COVID and apply them to what’s coming in the future. [...]

2607, 2022

Q and A with Jean Archary (Women in Business)

By |Jul 26th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

We offer a range of financial education and wellness solutions for individuals, employees, and their families that are affordable, and suitable for various learning preferences. This includes online courses for working adults, children, teenagers, and even domestic staff. Our solutions consider both the technical aspects and skills required to manage money, as well as our emotional relationship to it. Both play a role in how we attract wealth and achieve [...]

2607, 2022

Start-up story (Lioness of Africa)

By |Jul 26th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Jean Archary, a South African Financial Wellness Coach, empowering people about money matters. Jean Archary is a Certified Financial Planner® and created MONEY MESSAGES, a financial education and wellness company in South Africa that offers a range of solutions for employees and their families. Jean is a published and AfriCan award-winning author, financial wellness coach, speaker, and mom. Her passion is to empower as many people about money matters and [...]

2607, 2022

Goed met geld (Kuier mag)

By |Jul 26th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Dit kos baie geld om kinders groot te maak en selfs later in hul jong volwasse lewens finansieel te ondersteun as jy die beste vir hulle wil hê. Van die oomblik wat daai bondeltjie in die wêreld kom tot lank ná hulle skool klaargemaak het, moet ouers hul hande diep in die sak steek vir noodsaaklikhede én luukshede. For the full article, click on the link below. GELDSAKE

2607, 2022

Rewriting your money story (Wellness Warehouse mag)

By |Jul 26th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

As Albert Einstein famously said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If you have been living from paycheck to paycheck or merely getting by on your stipend, it might be time to look at your money beliefs. For the full article, click on the link below. Rewriting your money story

2607, 2022

Overcome your money fears (Wellness Warehouse mag)

By |Jul 26th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

My relationship with money has been fraught with challenges over the course of my life. In my first few years, money was plentiful. I lived a life of luxury and experienced true financial abundance. However, at the age of eight, my entire world changed. My mom without a career, income, or financial support, became the sole provider for four kids under the age of 10. To read the full article, [...]

2607, 2022

Navigating through a financial storm (Wellness Warehouse mag)

By |Jul 26th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

If there’s anything that COVID-19 has taught us, it’s that life is unpredictable. Yet, how do we respond when we’re thrust into a ‘new normal, constantly being bombarded with rapid changes that threaten to push us over the brink? It was Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, who said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most [...]

2007, 2022

Learn how to spend less

By |Jul 20th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Feeling the pinch? Learn how to spend less money The current price of petrol as of today is R26-74 for Petrol 95 ULP. That means a 50l tank will cost R1337 to fill up. An increase in petrol price is followed by an increase in the costs of goods and services. South Africans are surely going to feel the pinch in the coming months, so brace yourself. Now is a [...]

2206, 2022

It’s the middle of the year, are you on track to reaching your goals?

By |Jun 22nd, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

We are halfway through the year already. So, let us have a quick check-in. What progress have you made thus far regarding the money goals you set in January? Are you on track to achieve these goals or have you encountered a few unforeseen roadblocks? If you have, it is ok to feel despondent. Yes, it's absolutely ok. Life is never smooth sailing and with all the happenings that are [...]

2505, 2022

Make more money

By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News|

Make more money If you want to be wealthy, make more money. If you feel like you are not making ends meet, make more money. If you desire a lifestyle of comfort and financial freedom, make more money.  It’s that simple. Yet this simple strategy is not easy for everyone to apply. In this month's blog, we share some ideas on how you can make more money. Have you ever [...]

2803, 2022

Create your spending plan

By |Mar 28th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

In our January blog post, we helped you to identify your money goals using our financial wellness wheel so that you can have a financially successful 2022. In February, we talked about the importance of designing an action plan to help you achieve your goals one step at a time. In this month’s blog, we focus on creating your spending plan. The word ‘budgeting’ often generates feelings of trepidation and [...]

1303, 2022

Design your action plan

By |Mar 13th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

In our previous blog post, we discussed the importance of crystallising your money goals for the year ahead (i.e., identifying and writing them down), the next step is to figure out the actions you need to take to help you achieve those goals. “Remember, a dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your [...]

2701, 2022

How to identify your money goals?

By |Jan 27th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

I only truly discovered the power of goal setting later in life. And if I think back to all the goals and progress, I could have made, I realise I have two choices: Get up, start moving and play catch up or sit back, regret what I could have had and allow life to pass me by. If you are in a similar boat, then decide right now what are [...]

809, 2021

Money Matters: Jean Archary

By |Sep 8th, 2021|Categories: News|

Financial Wellness Coach, mom, and author Jean Archary has produced a children’s book called Mrs Spiggles and Her Money Tales which shares important money messages with children and aims to set them on a path to financial wellbeing in the future. She chats to Leigh-Anne Williams about the importance of financial education for children and what to expect from her book... Read Full Article

809, 2021

Author on teaching kids about financial wellness through a flying piggy bank story

By |Sep 8th, 2021|Categories: News|

When she could not find an age-appropriate financial book for her daughter, she was inspired to write her own. Financial Wellness Coach, mom, and author Jean Archary has written a children’s book entitled Mrs Spiggles and Her Money Tales. Mrs Spiggles is a flying piggy bank that comes to life and shares important money messages with children... Read Full Article

809, 2021

Raising financially savvy children — new book for kids shines a light on money matters

By |Sep 8th, 2021|Categories: News|

Knowledge is power, as the saying goes, and this is particularly true when it comes to financial wellbeing. Many money problem people face could have been avoided if financial literacy were taught earlier in life. Knowledge helps create a foundation for children to build strong money habits early on and avoid many mistakes that lead to lifelong money struggles. In response to this, financial wellness coach, mom and author Jean [...]

2104, 2021

Money Messages for Kids – Mrs Spiggles Book Launch with Jean Archary

By |Apr 21st, 2021|Categories: News|

Financial education is a much needed life skill that is not taught in schools. Teaching kids valuable money lessons is now made easier for parents through a collection of stories. Mrs Spiggles and her Money Tales relays the important messages of earning, saving, spending and giving money, For more information, visit www.mrsspiggles.co.za or download the eBook via Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/b08l6bbyf1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ClKWH62O10

2104, 2021

Parents, which financial lessons are you teaching your daughters? | Parenting Hub

By |Apr 21st, 2021|Categories: News|

My parents were instrumental in teaching me the biggest financial lesson of my life. My motivation to be educated, empowered and independent stems from the tough experiences my mom endured as a woman, wife and eventually single mother. Witnessing her hardship of having to raise four kids all on her own, I vowed that I would not be left in a similar position and this is what led to my [...]

2104, 2021

Gifts that keep on giving

By |Apr 21st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorised|

This article was first published in the fourth quarter 2016 edition of Personal Finance magazine. The first, simple goal of gift-giving is instant gratification – you want it for yourself, in the form of appreciation, and for the recipient. If you get the desired reaction, job done. But the effect is fleeting. It takes far more courage to set the goal further and higher: a gift with benefits that are [...]

2104, 2021

Perils of cashing in on your car

By |Apr 21st, 2021|Categories: News|

Plan may offer quick fix but ultimately leave you worse off If you're cash-strapped and need a lump sum in a hurry, you may be able to sell your car and then lease it back for less than what it would cost you to hire a car. When your finances improve, you can buy back your car for the amount you sold it for. DriveAwaySA's offering is timely, with many [...]

2104, 2021

FREE Masterclass with Jean Archary Strategy & Development Specialist Financial Educator | Author | HSCF2021

By |Apr 21st, 2021|Categories: News|

Jean is a Financial Identity Coach and author in South Africa expanding her reach to help young leaders globally. Join us for this fun and interactive discussion and session. Time & Location Mar 13, 9:00 AM EST @HOMELIVE About the Event Becoming empowered starts with the basics in understanding the M in STEM...Money! Join us in this interactive session with Ms. Jean Archary as she provides insight through a step-by-step [...]

2104, 2021

Mrs Spiggles

By |Apr 21st, 2021|Categories: Blog|

I will never forget the day that started this journey. My daughter was about six, and I was doing the afternoon school run. It was extremely hot that day and I suggested we stop to get an ice cream. She wanted an ice cream from a fast food outlet that cost about R5 at the time. However this detour was in the opposite direction of home, so I suggested we [...]

2104, 2021

Jean Archary Afternoon Express

By |Apr 21st, 2021|Categories: News|

Financial planner Jean Archary talks to us about her children's book. Jean Archary is a Certified Financial Planning Professional, a certified workplace coach and a proud mom to her 7-year old daughter. Jean is also the creator of Mrs Spiggles and her money tales – children’s books that shares important money messages to children. Source

2104, 2021

Jean Archary – Women in Finance Network

By |Apr 21st, 2021|Categories: News|

Jean Archary is a specialist in the financial services field, a Certified Financial Planning Professional® and a certified workplace coach. Financial education is a topic close to her heart. Jean also holds a BA in Psychology and Communication, and a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Tax. Jean is also a proud mum to her seven-year-old daughter, Taria. Raised in a single-parent home with three siblings, Jean was forced to learn many [...]

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