Hi, I’m Sam.
Welcome to my journey (and perhaps your journey as well) towards the rich life!
What can I say; I’m a money geek at heart! I’ve always been fascinated with the stuff – earning it, saving it, looking at why people spend how they do, helping people manage and maximise their money.
Over the years I’ve worked in various number crunching professions – as a research economist, a public servant with State Treasury and now as an accountant running my own practice.
I’ve seen thousands of people’s financial situations and had insights into their lives. And you know what, it’s not as predictable as you would think. The people out there with high incomes don’t always have any savings or investments, or have any idea about managing their personal finances. The millionaires are not always happy, content or living with purpose.
After spending all these years so focused on money, and trying to accumulate more of it, I started to question what it really was that created a ‘rich life’, and how, perhaps by making the most from the money we already have flowing to us, we might be able to attain that elusive rich life sooner rather than later.
So what is your rich life? And how can you get there?
For me the rich life is knowing I am making a contribution to society, caring for my two young children in a deliberate, and mindful way, spending quality time with my husband, family and friends, being involved in my local community, walking, running, yoga, having space in my day and my surroundings, creativity, being outside in nature, adventures and learning, learning, learning.
Join me on my journey with money, and challenging the status quo, as I attempt to create a true and fulfilled life – the RICH life!
I’d love you to contact me if you have a great idea for an article or if you just want to sit down over a coffee and chat about these ideas.. . My husband is well and truly sick of hearing about them!!! Ha!!!