Throughout the past decade, you’ve likely seen or heard the word “wellbeing” being used in countless forms relating to anything from our physical health to our emotional or mental state.
But what about financial wellbeing?
The term “Financial Wellbeing” can mean something different to everyone and depending on your stage of life, you’re probably thinking about money differently. However, ultimately, we believe true financial wellbeing is about feeling secure and in control when it comes to your finances.
It’s about having enough money to pay your bills, with a plan to deal with unexpected costs. It’s feeling confident making plans for your financial future that are in line with your goals. It’s about understanding, not fearing your numbers and using them to create a realistic budget that supports you and the life you want to lead.
Just like every other aspect of life, everyone’s financial journey is unique.
But one thing is undeniable: everyone deserves to feel financially secure.
Financial Health Matters
Financial wellbeing is one piece in the overall spectrum of wellness.
Often when one piece of the spectrum is jeopardized, you may feel it in other areas.
Poor financial wellbeing can have a knock-on effect on our mental health, physical health and relationships and is one of the leading causes of stress today.
In fact, according to surveys carried out for Laya Healthcare, 1 in 10 people reported financial issues and cash shortages as the chief reasons they struggle every day with their anxiety. Thus, further highlighting the importance of taking care of your financial wellbeing.
Fostering Financial Wellbeing
The thing is, achieving financial wellbeing is easier said than done, right?
Especially if you don’t have the tools or support to get started.
It’s also vital to acknowledge that not everyone is starting from the same point.
The gender pay gap is still very prevalent worldwide today with women continuing to earn less than men. It’s estimated it would take an extra 42 days of work for women to earn what men did in 2020.
There’s also a financial literacy gender gap. Data shows men understand money better than women. This gap in financial literacy can be attributed to inequity in how we teach and empower women’s success in today’s world.
Access to financial education and resources is imperative to understand what it means to be financially well. And that’s where we come in!
Introducing: our FREE 6-week Financial Wellbeing programme!
Kickstarting on Monday the 31st of January at 10.30 am, we’ll be hosting weekly live Zoom sessions designed to arm you with the tools & resources you need to regain control of your personal finances and set yourself up for success in 2022 and beyond.
When it comes to finance, we believe knowledge is power, which is why we’ve packed a lot of value into each session covering topics from household cash flow and budgets to taxes, money mindset & more!
We’ve partnered with two incredible experts who understand the importance of access to financial information and support for everyone.
Jean O’ Neill, a master coach, will kick off the programme with a money mindset masterclass helping you to understand your relationship with money and explore what a healthy money mindset means specifically for you.
Personal financial advisor, Niamh De Búrca of Sprout Plans will then guide us through 5 weekly sessions covering everything from designing a practical household budget and identifying potential savings opportunities to getting a grip on your taxes.
We’ll circle back to Jean on our final week to wrap up the programme and combine everything we’ve learned throughout to develop a practical, easy-to-follow action plan for the rest of the year.
Each participant will also receive a free downloadable PDF workbook which they can use throughout each session to take notes & map out action items.
At the end of the 6-weeks, we aim to help you:
● Build daily habits that will enhance your financial wellbeing
● Learn how to set budgets and identify potential savings opportunities
● Understand the tools & resources available to you to build a healthy financial future
● Develop a healthy money mindset where YOU are in control of your money
Regardless of your goals, financial expertise or how much money you have in your bank account, this 6-week programme is designed for everyone who wants to create financial independence and improve their financial wellbeing in 2022 and beyond.
Are you in?…