Eliza Money Meet Mind

Hi, I’m Eliza!

Interested in money since childhood, I’ve always been the friend who is good with money.

But sometime in 2012 it dawned on me that I felt rich.

I hadn’t won the lotto. I hadn’t inherited a fortune or married into wealth. And I wasn’t comparing myself to a subsistence farming family living deep in the Amazonian jungle. No, right here in middle class, suburban Australia, I felt rich.

It seemed like I was the only one. I thought it best to keep my mouth shut – a difficult feat for me – when my friends and colleagues complained about how expensive life was.

The media didn’t exactly paint a rosy picture either and I even had a great benchmark, what with the heated debate the previous year around whether a family income of $150K was considered rich or not.

Since my husband and I weren’t making that much, what right did I have to feel rich? I’ll be honest, it’s not like I felt bad about it, but I did feel kind of guilty. I mean what made me so special?

In the last few years, things have only got better financially even though we had a baby and dropped an income, so I’ve spent countless hours mulling over the road to financial freedom. And what I’ve come to realise is that is all starts with your mindset.

It all started in my early 20s in a moment of desperation. After 6 years of study, I graduated with an Architecture degree. The problem was, I didn’t enjoy the profession and the idea of working for the next 40 years until retirement filled me with dread. But we had a home loan to pay and while my then fiancé, now husband had a good job he enjoyed, I needed to contribute my fair share.

I started searching for answers in my step-father’s investment books and online in the days before Google was a verb. This was my financial education which combined with a year living out of a backpack and my passion for sustainability has led us to where we are today.

Over the course of our 20s, we bought a house, renovated it from the ground up, got married, travelled to 23 countries across 5 continents, paid off our mortgage, worked freelance for a time and bought an investment property, all on a regular income, working normal jobs.

In 2016 we added a new member to our family.

Our financial philosophy centers on simple living and a wealthy mindset, that over time has taught us to manage our money with effortless ease while living a rich life.

I created Money Meet Mind, an Australian personal finance blog, because I’m a passionate advocate for financial independence and my goal is to help you to think and act like a wealthy person.

When I’m not busy writing or thinking about money, I enjoy spending my time exploring the great Australian outdoors with my husband and toddler.  You can catch me hiking, kayaking, practicing yoga and reading self-help books!

Get in touch with me at eliza@moneymeetmind.com if you have any questions or topics you’d like me to cover. I’m here to help and I would love to hear from you!


About Money Meet Mind

The equation for financial freedom is simple – spend less than you earn and save the difference. But if you know what to do, then why is it so difficult to put it into practice? Why do so few people get ahead financially?

I believe, it’s all in the mind. Your thoughts, both conscious and unconscious determine whether you achieve financial freedom like the minority or stay broke like the majority.

If you’ve ever written a budget and then blown it that same week or decided to save for a house deposit but ended up with not much to show for it, then MoneyMeetMind.com is for you.

The secret to becoming great with your money, is to cultivate a wealthy mindset.

Saving money shouldn’t suck, rely on willpower alone or require sacrifices that make you feel like spooning out your own eyeball.

By adopting the right mindset you can develop money habits that support a lifestyle you enjoy. You can live your beautiful life.

At Money Meet Mind you’ll learn how financial freedom can be achieved one thought, one action at a time.

Get in touch with me at eliza@moneymeetmind.com if you have any questions or topics you’d like me to cover. I’m here to help and I would love to hear from you!






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