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.
I’ve seen hundreds of women turn their financial life around in a few short months. And yes, having more money is great... but what is truly life-changing is the confidence, freedom from stress, and independence that comes when you take control of your finances.
While it’s never too late to turn your financial life around... the younger you start, the better. Getting a few things right in your 20s, can set you up for massive financial success later on.
So, what can you do to achieve that?
Here are some things to master before you hit 30. These tips have been game-changing for our students and can be for you too.