You want to stop worrying & hoping you're doing enough to sort out your finances.
I have the tools, information & expertise to build your confidence & financial literacy so you know you're doing enough. In fact, you're building a life you don't want to escape from. Let's get you financially sorted with the:
My Financial Adulting Plan
Imagine how it would feel if you could financially sort yourself out in 8 weeks?
Sure, you might not have reached your financial goals but imagine feeling calm, confident & in control of your finances. That's my promise to you when you join the My Financial Adulting Plan. Over 8 weeks (as you'll stay in my community for life) you'll finally realise you're not bad with money, money isn't good or bad, you'll increase your financial literacy (which let's be honest would have been helpful back at school) and you'll realise money is simply a tool that you now know you to use, to get you to the life you want to design (and one you don't want to escape from).
Hands up if any of this sounds familiar...
- You've suspected you're bad with money, you've abdicated responsibility or you're not that interested in money
- You're scared you're not at the age and stage you should be but you're not sure how to catch up
- You wish you had a better plan for your debt or your savings
- You want to invest but you're unsure how or where to start
- You're tired of the financial sabotage loop you're caught in but you're not sure how to step out
- You're ready to own your financial situation and look after your future self
You're tired of feeling like this & you know it's time to financially sort yourself out.
Too many of us don't have great financial literacy. We've put off dealing with our finances, we've abdicated responsibility or we've fumbled along and hoped it would be enough. The problem is, during times of uncertainty (thanks to our friend Covid), it's more important than ever before not to simply cross your fingers and hope it will work out for the best.
Chances are, you're feeling stuck & frustrated. Some of you feel like you're watching your financial dreams float away. While others of you are feeling guilty because you've financially benefited from Covid and want to maximise that, but you feel like you can't ask.
The problem is, one-on-one financial advice is expensive. And sure, books and podcasts are great, but sometimes we need help that’s a little more personal & intensive.
That’s why I created the My Financial Adulting Plan.
Over 8 weeks, I'll help you become not simply financially OK, but financially confident, I'll increase your financial literacy & put you on the path to somewhere even better than you could have hoped. And beyond the 8 weeks, you'll have access to me (ex-accountant, ex-financial advisor & self-made multi-millionaire) as your mentor inside the community.
I can’t wait to work with you.
Imagine how it would feel to...
Understand investing - in shares, property & business
Create your very own bespoke financial plan
Have the financial awareness to stop the sabotage cycle
My Financial Adulting Plan
An 8-week course where you’ll discover a new way to do money. From unlocking & unblocking money stories, to facing where you are now & daring to dream about where you want to be, through to creating your very own strategic financial plan and learning how to invest in shares, business & property. I'll get you financially sorted.
THE RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
Don't just take my word for it. We have so many stories of financial transformations, financial a-ha moments or investing for the first time.
"I took an interest in personal finance about six or seven years ago and have been taking small steps to get better along the way, but My Financial Adulting Plan was what has really helped me to get clear on what I want in life, and how to bridge the gap between where I am and where I want to go. She keeps things fun and grounded, but also fact-based (though not in an overwhelming way). I also appreciate having a mix in our cohort of business owners, corporate rockstars, and women in all different places in their finance journey.
This program has helped me put in routine habits to make sure I always have my finger on the pulse with where my money is going, and helped me to realize a life of financial freedom isn't as far away or daunting as it initially seemed. So glad a mentor got me onto Mel's brand, and can't wait to see where these new behaviours and mindsets take my finances.
"Talking about money is still a sensitive matter, is hard to openly share with all my network but I used to be broke and very stressed about money. I read books and articles and downloaded Apps that I never used, I failed once and again to change my money habits until I bumped into a book called Unf*ck Your Finances, then More Money For Shoes, then it all slowly started clicking, but still didn't change my life. One day, while crying about money I checked Melissa Browne's website, she is the author of these books I read. I wanted to see if she had a seminar, training or anything that would help me. That was in October last year.
Today I'm so proud to be able to celebrate that I am totally debt-free. I have learned to invest in shares, I have done a total 180 in my relationship with money, I educated myself to work towards a life I'm excited about, where I understand my finances. I didn't do all this alone, Melissa Browne did have a course I took; Financial Adulting Plan, a course I can't recommend enough to those in my network that are suffering in silence because of money-related stress... Please, please give this a chance, I promise you won't regret it!"
LET'S DIG INTO THE DETAILS
Here's some of what you'll learn over the 8 weeks...
Unblocking & Unlocking: Financial Awareness
Discover the truth about why you're behaving the way you are with your finances
- Why & how you need to break up with money
- Your relationship with money
- Your Money Story
- The 30 Day Financial Detox
- Bonus lesson: Mel & Lauren discuss their Money Stories
Finances are Personal: Discovering Your Money Type
Discover the secret to developing a financial system that's right for you.
- The four different Money Types & discover which one you are:
- The Worker
- The Creator
- The Discerner
- The Relator
- Hybrid Money Types
Where are you today vs the life you want to design?
Discover how to create your own Strategic Financial Plan so that you can start to design the life you love
- Ground zero - what does now look like for you
- Where does your money go?
- What do you have and what do you owe?
- What does your future self want?
- What does the gap look like? What's your number?
Turning your Dream Life into a Financial Plan.
Discover the secret to figuring out how much money you really need to create the life you want to design.
- Closing the gap
- Paying down good, bad and ok debt
- Reducing your expenses & increasing your income
- How do you know how much money is enough?
- Bonus lesson: 20 ways to find $10k in 12 months
Investing 101: Shares, ETFs & Managed Funds
Discover the secret to investing in shares so that you can start to invest yourself tomorrow.
- Risk vs reward
- A beginner's guide to investing in shares
- Three main ways to invest: Active (Managed Fund), Passive (ETF) and Direct share holdings
- How to purchase a share
- Case study: Adore Beauty
- FAQ, checklists & helpful tools
- PLUS a peek inside Mel's shareholding during the Live Q&A & how she invests plus a walk-through for how to purchase shares & use share platforms
Investing 101: Property Investing & Home Ownership
Discover the secret to investing in property that means you can still have cash available to live & save.
- The different ways to own property
- Owning vs renting including rentvesting
- How much do you need for a deposit, when might you consider less than 20%, saving for a deposit
- Tips & pitfalls when buying a property
- Tips for when you have a mortgage or investment loan including scripts to ask for a better deal, etc
- FAQ, checklists & helpful tools & calculators
Investing 101: Business & Side Hustles
The quickest way to start boosting your seven streams of income today might be a business or a side hustle
- Business vs side hustle vs hobby
- So you want to start a business - business basics
- Pricing incl. the psychology of pricing
- Understanding the numbers in your business
- FAQ, checklists & helpful tools
- Developing multiple streams of income and why we think you need 7
Ditch Bad Money Habits & Learn Right Ones for You
The easiest way to manage your finances is to figure out the habits that are right for your Money Type (& the ones that aren't).
- Great basic money habits
- Money habits for Workers
- Money habits for Creators
- Money habits for Discerners
- Money habits for Relators
- Stressors and sabotaging
- MONEY AND RELATIONSHIPS BONUS: If you're struggling with Money in your Relationship (which according to research completed by so many groups including Relationships Australia is the number one thing couples fight about) I've included a BONUS Module that's all about Getting you on the Same Page AND Keeping you Safe. It includes having difficult conversations, conscious coupling & uncoupling, shared goals, bank accounts and sexually transmitted debt.
- GROW WITH YOUR FINANCES BONUS: What happens if you receive a raise or you move to a new life phase? In this BONUS Module, you'll learn how to adapt and grow with your finances.
- OUR STRATEGIC FINANCIAL PLAN TEMPLATE: This is something we teach you to use during the course that you'll download & keep to use again and again throughout your life. It's the secret tool financial planners & advisors use and would cost you thousands if they were to prepare it for you. But you'll not only have it, we'll show you how to use it.
- AUSTRALIAN DEEP DIVE: Yes we have overseas peeps do our courses, but I'm an Aussie so I've prepared a little something special for my fellow Aussies. A deep dive into our unique finance system including our tax system, negative gearing, super and more
- DISCOUNTED ONE ON ONES: Worried you'll need a little more help? That's OK, we've got you. You can buy one-on-ones at a discounted rate and Lawsie will also run extra group sessions on anyone who needs extra help with our Financial Plan Template. So no matter where you are, we've got you.
JOIN HUNDREDS OF WOMEN (& QUITE A FEW GOOD MEN) WHO KNOW THEY NEED TO DO MORE WITH THEIR MONEY
See what others have said about working with me...
"Mel is the perfect combination of understanding & no excuses. If you are serious about unf**king your finances, Mel will give you the tools you need to do the work & make long-lasting changes that positively impact not only your bank balance, but your relationship with money."
"I have a dirty little secret. I'm terrible with money and finances..and over the past few years, I have had to learn some VERY tough lessons around money, and debt.
AND then, whaddya know she launches My Financial Adulting Plan and I can honestly say it's incredible! I committed to the course, did the work, and even committed to an additional 30-minute one-on-one (paid) session with Mel who helped me nut out a particularly bad financial pattern that I needed to break."
100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE.
What if this doesn't work for me? What if it's not what I wanted? What if it's not what I expected?
We'll simply hand your money back no questions asked. That's right. If after 30 days of buying the program, you know it's not for you we'll hand you back your $$, no questions asked.
MEET YOUR TOUR GUIDE
Hey there, I'm Melissa.
Along with Lauren Law aka 'Lawsie', I'm here to teach, guide, inspire, help & occasionally even challenge you as you work your way through your Financial Adulting Plan.
Lawsie and I are a Gen Y and Gen X'er who have worked together for over a decade and helped thousands of women (and a few good men) just like you positively transform their finances. We're both ex-accountants and ex-financial advisors and importantly, we both invest ourselves. In fact, in my forties I have the option to work or not (having come back from less than nothing in my thirties after giving my entire divorce proceeds to charity.) While Lawsie, in her mid-thirties, can choose her hours and how she works because of how freaking financially savvy and disciplined she is .
We have all of the skills, experience and expertise to help you to create the life you're excited to design (that you don't want to escape from) and financial plan that future you will love you for (without you having to sacrifice your daily coffee).
It's time for you to make one of two choices.
The first choice is to choose to do nothing. And, as you already know, if you choose nothing.. then nothing changes.
BUT, if you already know that you want to change the way you deal with your finances - whether that's paying down debt, starting to invest or just finally doing something with your money, then the choice is obvious. Join us, inside the My Financial Adulting Plan and start your transformation to becoming confident and relaxed about how you manage money. Because you're not just hoping you'll be OK - you know you'll be OK.
Simply click the button below and I'm waiting for you on the inside.
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All options give you
Receive detailed financial knowledge in the one place
8 financial modules, released weekly so you're not overwhelmed. Each module has up to 6 lessons containing a video, written content, downloads and our Financial Strategic Plan template.
Build your very own Financial Strategic Plan
Through 2 modules, we'll step by step you through our Financial Strategic Plan Template which is something financial advisors charge thousands of dollars for. It's a tool you'll be able to use again and again.
Weekly Live Q&As where you can pick Mel's brain
Live weekly Q&As with Mel over 9 weeks inside the closed Facebook Group. In week 5's Q&A she'll open up her share portfolio so you can see how she invests & walk you through how to buy/sell a share.
12 weeks access to content & bonus modules
An extra 4 weeks with the content because we know life happens. Plus 3 bonus modules that includes content on money maintenance, money & relationships, ethical consuming and investing & more.
Lifetime access to our brains via a Closed Group
Even after you've finished the course, you can ask us questions & engage with the weekly Live Q&As inside the closed Facebook Group. Lawsie & I will answer your $$ questions even once you've finished.
First dibs on any in-person events & other limited offers
Alumnii are always given first dibs on any in-person events, limited offers & other products we put out there. That's because you've taken the time to invest in yourself and we want to reward you for that.
One on one help for those who need a little more
Throughout the course you'll have the opportunity to purchase one on one virtual appointments with Lauren at a discounted rate if you need more help.
Accountability & access afterwards if you choose
You'll have the ability to join the Money Barre Club after completing the 8 weeks which includes group accountability, access to the course & discounts.
Money back guarantee within the first 30 days
Importantly, if you start the course and it's not right for you, we'll refund you, no questions asked, within 30 days of you purchasing the course.
LOW BUDGET OPTION
12 SMALL MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS
GET IN & GET IT DONE
3 INSTALLMENTS DURING THE COURSE
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DISCOUNTED UPFRONT PRICE
DOORS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED
DOORS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED WHILE WE WORK WITH OUR CURRENT ROUND OF FINANCIAL ADULTERS. WE OPEN THE DOORS AGAIN IN EARLY 2022!
IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU NEED A PLAN FOR DEBT OR A PLAN FOR YOUR NEXT FINANCIAL STEP.
Which of these results would you like the most?
"For years and years, I avoided addressing my finances, talking about money and participating in financial decisions with my partner. I just found money too hard, too confusing, too intimidating and it was easier to stick my head in the sand and pass the buck to my partner to deal with because in my mind, I knew nothing about money and my partner had it covered. As a result, it was a topic of tension and intense discomfort and I ended up feeling like a child rather than a mature adult which in short, was a pretty shameful experience.
Enter Mel Browne and her Financial Adulting Course. Finally, someone I could trust because Mel's genuine passion to help people to help themselves was a game changer for me. From the beginning she was ethical, relatable, approachable, understandable and bloody funny. Everything I needed to plug into a topic I perceived as dry and intimidating.
Since completing the course I feel confident, competent and calm when making decisions on spending, saving and investing, I am never going to be the next numbers whizz and I'll remain the creative humanitarian I am, but I am extremely proud of the action we've taken the significant headway we've made. At the end of the day, I want to be able to support myself because that type of freedom and choice is empowering. I've surprised myself by how much I've enjoyed my financial education and guess what... I am actually clever with money... who know? All it took was the right education from the right person; Mel and her fantastic team.
Mel genuinely and authentically wants people to experience financial wellbeing because she truly understands how much we suffer when we are financially unwell. Mel puts the heart in finance and in turn, I wholeheartedly recommend her and her Financial Education Courses to anyone and everyone."
"Anyone who knows me, knows that I hate talking about money, asking for money, valuing my time for money, and I get stressed about it too.
BUT I've been doing My Financial Adulting Plan and today I chopped up my last overdue credit card. I actually can't believe it. After arguably the toughest 12 months trying to figure out how to make a living during a global pandemic and lockdowns, I've managed to sort some of my shit out, or in the words of Mel, 'unf*ck your finances' - she written a book with that title, It's one of the many reasons I rate her.
This is absolutely a plug for her Financial Adulting course because it's helped change our lives. I now understand more of my money story and why I make certain decisions - not always the best ones; we might look at making some investments, probably in shares, because it turns out you don't need a heap of cash to do so; and we've learned some valuable and simple tools to use to save and/or make money. And the key I think for me is that is has been done with a sense of humour and a warm heart. Money is awkward. But there's something about Mel that breaks down that barrier."
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