My Financial Adulting Story: Stefs Story

Jan 25, 2022

On a Friday in early December 21, 15 extraordinary women showed up to tell their money stories about how their finances have been financially transformed as a result of completing the 8 week My Financial Adulting Plan.

Stef is one of those incredible women.

I don't think we're telling our money stories, we're not celebrating our wins, talking about the things we're struggling with or sharing our hardships. Maybe it's because we're ashamed or fearful or that we think it's not polite.

Here, we want want to change that.

If you want to change your financial story like Stef has, make sure you check out the 8 week My Financial Adulting Plan


My Financial Adulting Story: Stef's Story

I have always, I guess, lived a life following passion and just doing what I like. Had a child and realised I should probably grow up a little bit. And that's when I met Mel and Lawsie.

I've just always been the person that I don't think so much about, uh, preparing for the future. Uh, and then having a kid made me realise that that's kind of important.

I actually like numbers. I really like, I like maths. That was my thing at school.

But the second you put a dollar sign in front of a number, I cringe and put my head in the sand and I hate it.

I don't like talking about money. I don't like having money on me. I just have always gone and done what I wanted to do and money just wasn't a priority. I, I found it embarrassing and then I would just keep hiding my head in the sand and it would just get worse and worse and worse. But that was my way of dealing with it. I was useless. I can't tell you how bad I was. Like, I didn't even look at my bank account. That's how much I'd put my head in the sand, because I was too embarrassed to look at it.

You know what?

We grew up, um, well off, I guess not, not rich, but you know, as kids we got whatever we needed. It just was just never spoken about growing up or at school. It's not that I ever thought it was taboo subject. It just was never spoken about, so I don't, I don't remember anyone really knuckling down and telling you the importance of the real world, you know?

Yes, I can teach you maths and everything, but what about the stuff that actually matters day to day? And I, I feel like, well, I, I thought it was way too late for me to start thinking about planning for the future and getting my finances sorted. I thought I was a bit of a lost cause to be honest.

I've learned a lot from this course. I could tell you today exactly how much money I've got in each of my bank accounts and on my credit cards. And to me, that is a significant difference to the person I was before. Makes me feel pretty, pretty awesome. Sorry. Am I allowed to swear? I'll do it again. So I just think I'm a shining example of the every day person who has never put any focus on finance and preparing for the future.

And if I can do it, anybody can. It's life changing.

Imagine how it would feel if you could financially sort yourself out in 8 weeks. Join over 1,000 others who have transformed their finances with the My Financial Adulting Plan. But hurry, doors close 24 May!