Emilie Bellet on money

Emilie Bellet is the author of ‘You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich’ and the founder of vestpod.com – the go-to resource for women when it comes to managing our money. I highly recommend this book to all women who feel like they need to get a better handle on their money. It helped me to un-block some challenges I was having with my money mindset. One of the aspects of the book I love is that Emilie interviews a whole bunch of women about their money situation. Given Emily is the money guru, I thought it would be great for her to share her own approach to money.

 

What is your money motto?

If you don’t ask, you don’t get (valid for money and life).

 

What makes you happy?

Spending time with my children.

 

What is your most treasured possession?

Experiences and stories. And materially: my iPhone and books.

 

What is the best money advice you have ever received?

Spend less money than you earn.

 

What is your biggest money failure/mistake?

Not having a pension for a few years while working… “I’ll start next year” – investing early, even small amounts, is so powerful. 

 

Who is your go-to person to talk to about money?

The Vestpod community! and my husband.

 

What is your top money hack to save money?

Having a budget so you save before you actually spend.

 

What is your top money hack to grow your wealth?

Putting money into a pension, think about the tax relief and the employer’s contribution (if you have an employer). 

 

What is your greatest money achievement?

Starting to make money with Vestpod.

 

What is your personal mission?

Empowering women financially.

 

Who is someone you admire most in life?

Women who are out there trying to change the world and entrepreneurs: Michelle Obama, Greta Thunberg, Sara Blakely, Emily Weiss,…

 

What is your favourite book?

  • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (founder of NIKE) – for entrepreneurs
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama – for women
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 

What is money for you?

A tool providing security, freedom and power.

 

What do you invest, in a broad sense: financial but also well-being, etc.?

Financial markets, education (me and my children), childcare and self-care (yoga, books, treatments).

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