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Who is Budget Diva?
You received your money on your bank account for this month and it’s a relieve, every time. You know that this is very different at the end of the day, but for the moment you enjoy it for a while.
Then the evening comes, the necessary (automatic) payments have been made, or you have deposited a large part on the joint account that you and your partner have opened for the bills. There is hardly anything left.
You get in the car the next morning and hear a hell of a noise. You get scared to see what is there and your neighbor cheerfully calls out: ‘Well miss, that will be a new exhaust pipe!’
Your child is having his birthday next week, and you had the intention to put aside a little money per month for a decent gift and the party, which of course did not work. Now you have to spend that little bit of what you have on the car.
And then that hassle with those pension funds! You will not get much happier about that, even if you understand it so well. You have at least a pension gap, that’s for sure, but how do you solve that now? You just don’t want to think about that. You have enough on your mind.
And that’s how you stay in a circle with your budget. Moving it around without some sort of relieve at times. You actually want to earn more, you even have a nice plan to be able to work at home, but all elements always seem to work together to make that unattainable.
It all seems so pointless, never to be enough time. What are you doing wrong? Don’t you deserve better with everything you do?
That’s why I’m here
I’m not going to teach you how to feed 5 mouths with $ 50 per week. You read that every day at least a hundred times on Facebook and other media.
No, I’m going to help you make more of that $ 50, -. I am going to help motivate you to increase your budget with a (supplementary) job, online work, or work from home in other areas. This motivation also includes learning how to live well within your budget to make life about having fun again.
Who am I?
As a single mother of 2 daughters, I have amply gained my experience with a small budget and increasing it. I also crawled through the rooms on my knees, looking for change to get my groceries in my most difficult financial times.
After working for years in the catering industry, I became Financial Advisor at Aegon in 1999. In the years that followed, I did Investment A, Life and Budget Coach courses and I lived in Greece for a while.
After I fell into a black hole after the death of my youngest daughter Shardé in 2014, my eldest daughter Faith, now a young mother herself, came up with the idea to set up a blog with my experiences and advice I gave her. She indicated that she learned a great deal about it and that she knew for sure that many more women would want that also.
This is how the first frugal blog was set up in 2016, but I actually thought it to be Calvinistic: As if you should never be able to do more than to be frugal.
After my partner called me a Diva, the new name and design of this blog were born.
This website is for anyone who wants to do more with her budget, large or small, than pay the bills.
I mainly help women to regain control of their own finances. With or without a partner, with or without children. For herself, her present and her future.
How do I do that?
By honestly sharing my experiences, searching for relevant information and updates from various financial/professional related sources. Through collaborations with colleagues and questions, interviews or experiences of my readers.
Through interesting articles, courses and online coaching, I bring everything I know and think you should know about your Personal Finances and good life together on Budget Diva Magazine.
Come along more often to stay up-to-date.
Or even better: Schedule a FREE intake with me via Skype to take a look at your situation.
Have a great day!