Making a difference
I’m Amira MacCue, founder of Your Money Habit. My mission is to teach people new methods of “budgeting” that help them go from feeling ashamed, embarrased, afraid and/or confused about their money situation to empowered and accomplished. Most of us weren’t taught how to manage money successfully but we think it is something we should just know how to do. If we don’t get it right, we assume something is wrong with us. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I was motivated to start the business because I grew up in a family that was constantly worried about money and that then translated into financial worries as an adult too. In 2005 I’d had enough of living in fear- fear of the future for myself and my family, fear of creditors asking for money I didn’t have, fear that I was a failure.
I made a decision to not live in constant fear anymore and decided to find a better way. I was fortunate to find some great information on money mindsets, a fabulous life coach to support me (there wasn’t any spending planners yet) and a specialised budgeting system that was great at predicting the future so I wouldn’t need to guess if I was on track anymore.
My very first goal was to have enough money put aside to pay the electricity bill when it arrived. After I succeeded there, I focused on starting an emergency fund and eliminating my debts. Making that last payment was such a freeing experience!
After achieving success with my own finances I wanted to help other people achieve the same type of success. I know it can be difficult to trust someone to help you with such a personal challenge but as someone who has gone through it, I know that trying to do it all yourself is very difficult and the longer you wait the wider the gap gets from where you are to where you want to be.
As the german proverb states “A problem shared is a problem halved”
Feel free to reach out to me on Facebook or just send me a message. There is certainly no obligation in a chat.
As the parent of a child with a disability, a former community worker and disability service manager, I am very passionate about making an impact in our global community. We are fortunate to be part of B1G1’s Giving program as well as supporting Australian youth, mental health services and domestic violence programs.