February 27, 2017
Financial goals and budgeting

Money matters: Achieving your financial goals for 2017

We’ve all had the experience of starting the new year with good intentions, whether they be to take up running, cut out coffee, or just drink more water each day. These resolutions start well for a while, but our resolve often starts to fade if we haven’t created a new […]
June 28, 2017
Mental health and money

Money and mental health – where they coincide and why we care

Besides losing your job, going through a divorce, or (let’s be honest) having kids, few things are more consistently stressful than dealing with your finances. And since money is one of the few constants that we think about throughout our lifetime, it’s something that can affect us (and our mental […]
July 17, 2017
Mental health finance issues

How mental health and finances affect each other – and how to stop the cycle

Which came first – the mental health issues affected by financial problems, or the financial problems affected by mental health issues? It’s hard to say, but one thing we do know is that your finances and mental health are intrinsically linked. As we outlined in part one of our Money […]
August 1, 2017
Consumerism, spending and mental health

Keeping up with the Joneses: How peer pressure to spend is impacting on our minds and our wallets

Keeping up with what’s going on in the lives of friends and family is much easier with the advent of social media. But how often have you seen or heard friends post or boast about their new house, their car, their promotion? Even their new, super expensive, designer watch? It’s […]
December 11, 2017
Finance Guru Lisa Barton & daughter Chloe

From banking to baby – Lisa’s finance story

We recently sat down with Lisa Barton, our in-house finance guru, to tell us a little bit more about how she came to be working for Money Empire and how becoming a parent has changed how she looks at money. Before I started at Money Empire, I’d been working in […]
August 14, 2020
budgeting and managing budget

MONEY WEEK SPECIAL – Budgeting. | Ep. 110

Money Week Special - BTF talk with the Money Empire team to bring together all the components which make the budget complete. Why you should have a budget, how you start one and creating good habits.
December 2, 2020

Budgeting for Christmas | Ep. 172

Christmas, Holidays, New Years, it’s the silly summer season! But that doesn’t mean we need to let our spending get silly. Here’s our thoughts.
December 18, 2020

Treat Yo Self | Ep. 179

It’s easy to get caught up in Christmas spending and giving to others, but it’s important to spend some time and give to yourself. It’s been a big year, so treat yo self.
March 31, 2021
housing policy and how it impacts everyone else

Backlash For Tenants | S2 EP. 26

An opinion piece, featuring Lydia! Today we unpack the results of the housing policy updates for tenants, and people who are perhaps less well off than investors.
June 15, 2021

Can You Self-Care Without Going Broke? | S2 EP. 51

People see self-care as buying luxurious things for the self, but it’s not about that! Sometimes it’s about getting your shit together, and facing some hard truths. Self-care is about creating a life you don’t want to run from.