I have always taken money rather seriously. From a young age, I developed an appreciation of the value of money and the importance of managing it properly. In the late 1980’s, I left the University of Cape Town with a Business Science Degree, and walked straight into Old Mutual, one of the largest financial institutions in Africa at the time, where I ended up spending over 25 years of my life.

Some years later, as Market Development Manager, I started a focus on women – empowering and educating women around money and financial planning. It was a perfect fit with my own personal belief system. I worked with all forms of media and reached thousands of people through radio, print media and face-to-face workshops.

I left the comfort (and confines) of the corporate world at the end of 2014, to spread my wings and build on my passion of financial education and empowerment. My core belief is that financial freedom is every person’s right, and a lack of knowledge and apathy prevent us from achieving this.

Writing is in my blood. I have written hundreds of financial articles over the years, and I have written and contributed to a number of published non-fiction books, not all to do with money! I continue to write for selected online publications, as well as some clients in non-financial industries.