She was sobbing uncontrollably on the phone to me.
I was in my early 20s, a rosy-eyed university student who thought that finance was something “grown-ups” had all figured out. I was so wrong.
I was talking to a woman in her 40s, on the verge of a financial breakdown.
And she wasn’t alone. It was only Monday. I still had a whole week of more calls like this one. I was working at the Cancer Council, and every day, I was on the phone supporting Australians experiencing financial hardship due to cancer.
I faced a sobering reality: most people have no idea what they’re doing with their money.
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Back then, I had no idea that I would end up starting a financial education platform to fix this problem.
Today, hundreds of people have transformed their financial lives through our Mastering Money program, and the majority (over 65 per cent) of them are women. Collectively, we’ve helped our students create over $1 million dollars in personal wealth. So, we don’t just “teach”... we give our students the tools and confidence to get real results themselves. And you can do it too.