What are your feelings about money?
My purpose is make everything simple and easy.
I’m here to teach you those habits.
I start with the basics.
Soon the kids were outperforming their parents!
I realised that for this to be truly life-changing, the entire family needed to learn about financial literacy. So I started inviting parents over for short parenting sessions, and that led me to finally create a separate, new program for adults. (In fact, I conducted my first workshop for adults in May of 2014 – and they loved it!).
That's how MoneyPenny was born.
With MoneyPenny, you won’t need a big vocabulary of financial jargon or an in-depth knowledge of complicated concepts.
The fundamentals that I teach at the start will still apply as we go on and you gain greater expertise.
I’ll help you build your knowledge in a logical, step-by-step manner. You will have a solid foundation and the ideas you learn subsequently will always relate to the foundation so that the whole picture makes sense. Eventually, carrying this picture with you and practising the skills in it will become second nature – just like riding that bike.
My career before MoneyPenny also revolved around finances.
Later, I went to work as an Auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers
(yes, the same company that certifies the Academy Award winners!)
as well as prestigious firms in Dubai and Qatar, serving as an Auditor and Finance Specialist. I also earned a Master’s degree in Information Technology along the way.
The financial crisis of 2008 changed my perception.
I saw how, more than ever, you need to know how to prepare yourself and manoeuvre through the economic upheavals that will inevitably come.
So many people I knew were very badly hit when it could have been avoided. It was then that I resolved to help as many people as I could to understand how money works, what you can do with it and how to “spread the wealth” of knowledge to others.
I believe money has a heart.
But I like to talk about money in emotional terms, as a tool for achieving the greater good. When I was teaching financial literacy to children, I organised a couple of fundraising efforts. The kids took to this like fish to water. I was both startled and moved by their enthusiasm when raising funds for underprivileged children. They showed so much innovation when it came to producing arts and craft and other items to sell.
A more holistic approach to finances.
Serving as an all-round resource for you.
or even just a sounding board in personal finances – to come together.
I hope you’ll regard the site as a fundamental repository of financial resources, strategies and tools, and methods to empower you to take control of your finances.
Overall, I want this to be a place where anyone can come to learn the ins and outs of money – financial literacy; debt management, even the contours of human relationships and money.