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What makes a good role model? There is no picture-perfect role model, but there are several common criteria that make a good one.
Thank you all so much for joining me today for the first episode of Fantastic Female Fridays.
The first one was an interview with Wende Headley where they discussed the key challenges women face that they bring to their financial planners.
Have you ever considered that money could be leaving your pocket on autopilot?
I invited Mary McKenna from Tour America and Cruise Holidays to my latest episode of Fantastic Female Fridays.
In this episode of Fantastic Female Fridays, I spoke about "How to talk to your partner about money", The reason I picked this particular theme is because, I noticed two statistics from a survey done on Ameriprise
During this episode of Fantastic Female Fridays, we focused on the retail sector as it has gone through some metamorphic changes this year.
Following on from my recent Views, I took a deeper dive into dividends during this fortnights episode of Fantastic Female Fridays.
I find it so sad when I hear financial goals like "have nice holidays" or "never worry about money". How will you ever know if you've achieved them then? What is a "nice holiday"?
During today's Fantastic Female Fridays, Susan shared some of her small wins so that everybody can power up for a big year next year.
Do you take good care of your health? Or does it come after taking care of everything and everybody else? Prioritise your health with these 5 tips to make a better contribution in your life.
During my latest episode of Fantastic Female Fridays, I took our #SavvyWomenInvestors community through "how to read a balance sheet".
Create an "opportunity spreadsheet": it's a client book, success journal and strategy tool all wrapped in one. Here is how it will boost your productivity and help you get better clients consistently
On 8th March 2019 Susan will be the host of the IoD NI Women's Leadership Conference in Belfast. In this Twinterview, IoD NI asks her all about what women can do to thrive in business.
If you are starting a new phase in our career or business journey, it can be overwhelming: you don't know anybody who could help you, you have no network. You can create that network starting from scratch by interacting in LinkedIn conversations.
It only takes a few minutes, but if you get in the habit of reaching out to past clients regularly, your business and career will skyrocket.
Here are three key ways that you can implement mindfulness in a very practical way in your personal life and career.
Ever wonder how all those people who move to another country or city end up having incredibly successful careers? Although it may have much to do with their own motivation and hard work, it may be something else entirely.
Could you be the person to introduce positive change on a large scale in your company? Perhaps you would like to help your coworkers and your organisation adopt more healthy behaviours. But such huge change feels daunting...
Attending an interesting event is a superb way of meeting new people and stimulating your thinking with new ideas. Invite five of your contacts to make it even more beneficial.
Write an article about a time that you had a business issue and solved it. Publish it as a LinkedIn article or as a blog post and then disseminate across your social media channels.
Susan was lucky to catch Cora Staunton for a quick chat. With her refreshing down-to-earth attitude, Cora talks about the sports skills that transfer to life and business.
I "Twinterview" Mary McKenna, a fellow IIBN member and serial entrepreneur. Tune in for ten truth bombs from the world of start ups and entrepreneurship.
Feel fired up and excited again: stimulate your thinking and implement innovative ideas in your business or workplace by making a habit of reading high quality thought leadership.
Focused journaling is an extremely effective tool. I journal every time I'm struggling with an issue and want to know the way forward. Here is the methodical approach I use: you don't need any fancy equipment or a lot of time.
The GROW model is a framework that helps you take a methodical approach to problem solving. It helps you double-check that you have indeed left none of the proverbial stones unturned.
Do you know exactly how much money comes into your account and leaves it, and when? Knowing about your cashflow is one of the foundations of a healthy business - and it's amazing for peace of mind.
When you can turn to a mentor for advice, it will speed up your business and your career immensely. Here is how to find a mentor and how to make the relationship as productive and enriching as possible.
Women tend to have more heterogeneous careers than men. It seems very complicated to keep track of everything, but you can be proactive about your pension at every stage - all for a few minutes' work.
When it comes to pensions, women are not doing well at all. The picture is frightening: either women don't have a pension at all, or they have one but it's woefully underfunded, or they completely rely on a significant other to provide for...
Susan talks to Niamh Maher on the Girls with Goals podcast. How do you answer "What are your salary expectations" in a job interview, when to start saving for a pension, and how to calm money anxiety for good.
The ccpc.ie website has a wonderful resource called "Life Stages": for each stage of life, it offers a straightforward, complete checklist of what to look out for. No need to worry whether you''re forgetting anything: simply refer back to each l
...and breathe freely again! If you are constantly worrying about money, here are six tips to start making money quickly and begin the road to financial recovery.
Sometimes, times are hard. You're working at something. Working, working, working. And still you see little or no result. Should you give up or should you push through?
Selling can be difficult for new entrepreneurs; it can be the one factor that prevents people from becoming entrepreneurs in the first place! However, people who truly need our service or product will be more than happy to hand over money for it.
The online calculators at CCPC.ie are excellent tools. They can help you turn your finances around by working out simulations, or by becoming aware of your spending.