Taking care of your money and leaky buckets

Over the last few weeks I’ve been busy launching my new e-course, Earn What You Deserve as a Mumpreneur. (Maybe you’ve noticed? :))

Earn What You Deserve as a Mumpreneur is all about making more money without having to work any harder. Often, a few changes to the way you think or do business is all it takes to put more money in your wallet.

Then it occurred to me that money is a bit like water in a bucket. There’s no point in pouring in more water if it’s pouring out of a hole at the bottom. So to be more financially secure, you need to not only earn more (well, for most of us!) but you need to manage the money you’ve got.

That’s why I want to support Capital  One’s new Credit Made Clearer campaign. This part of a financial education programme, which includes partnerships with local schools and communities, to play a big part in de-mystifying important issues like credit. After all, the recent crisis shows just how critical financial responsibility is.

The Credit Made Clearer initiative (as part of Capital One’s financial education drive), has launched with a series of animated online videos that are designed to help everyone understand various important aspects of their finances

Here’s a video of credit card no brainers! These are easy ways to avoid credit card charges, reduce your interest and keep your card safe. Easy to do but easy to forget too, especially when you’re running around after kids and a business.

This is just one of the videos in the campaign. You can check out the rest of the series on the Credit Made Clearer YouTube channel and website. I’ll be featuring a couple more here at BPB over the next few weeks.

I also have a competition for you!

For the chance to win £30 of PayPal vouchers, tell me the answer to this question (clue – the answer is in the video!):

Q: How long can it take for a payment to reach your card provider?

A: Two working days

B: 24 hours

C: Five days

To enter, simply choose answer A, B or C and send it to [nohide]creditmadeclearercomp@launchgroup.co.uk[/nohide].

We’ll be picking a lucky winner at random on Monday 13th June.

Capital One haven’t finished, though. They want to create more videos in the future, based on the financial issues the public want to know more about. So if there’s a money matter you want to know more about, leave me a comment and I’ll make sure the message is passed on.

Creative Commons License photo credit: [nohide]Smabs Sputzer[/nohide]

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