Gender Inequality In Everyday Finances

Last February 2020, I recorded a podcast with the World Trade Institute on Women and Risk. As you all know, my advocacy has always been on gender equality and financial literacy for women. With women making 80% of short-term purchase decisions in the household but only gets involved in 23% of long-term financial decisions. 58% of […]

Sustainability For Kids: How To Save Our Land

Illustration of Marty with Edmund feeding squirrels- A Smart Way To Start

I’ve been talking a lot about sustainability in my past couple of blogs, in relation to book 4, A Smart Choice To Make. With that in mind, let’s discuss the ways in which you can teach kids about sustainability, so they can grow up with an eco-conscious mindset that will affect all their future choices. […]

Marty’s World: Ocean Friends

Meet the fun ocean friends of Marty’s and Edmund’s summer in this fun rhyme poem. Help your kids learn why it’s important to protect the ocean, the fun way!

17 Sustainable Development Goals

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For this post, I will be ​discussing a topic that goes beyond financial parenting, but which is so significant today that it impacts in many ways our efforts to educate children on the money. I’d like to acquaint you, or for those who already know these…reacquaint you, with an important aspect of sustainability: the 17 […]

Teaching Kids Money: The Right Way

Two Girls Doing Schoolwork - A Smart Way To Start by Mara Catherine Harvey

I came across a recently published article by the Bank of England on financial education for children. If you’d like to read the article, you can click here. Here are some important points that the article discusses: According to research done, only about a quarter (27%) of kids in the UK enjoy learning about money […]

My Innovating Advice: Develop Women’s Financial Confidence

I was fortunate enough be invited as guest speaker on Kate Holmes’ Innovating Advice podcast. I got to talk about my advocacy for women’s financial confidence and the risks women face in wealth and finance. My advocacy on gender and pay equality came to be when I realised that women face a lot of long […]

Marty’s World: Meet Albert

Illustration of Albert, the dog - A Smart Way To Start

Albert, the sausage dog,lives just next door.He’s old and he sleepson a rug on the floor. His legs are quite shortso he can’t jump up highand his favourite teddyis always nearby. When he sees Marty, he stands up and barks:he knows she will take him for walks in the park.Because he’s so short, he gets […]

Teaching Kids About Sustainability | Financial Parenting 101

Illustration of Marty with her mum shopping - A Smart Way To Start

In our busy daily lives, one thing that we don’t always spend enough time on is teaching our kids about responsible and conscious living. However, I believe that an important (and often overlooked) aspect of any financial parenting is sustainability. Why Teaching Your Kids About Sustainability Is Important What kind of world do we want […]

My Webinar With SmartPurse: The Importance of Teaching Kids About Money

Last April 21, I had the pleasure of delivering an online webinar hosted by SmartPurse. I was invited to talk about “How To Teach Your Kids About Money” in their Weekly Money Hour session. In this webinar, I got to talk to fellow parents about about the importance of teaching your kids about money.  I discussed why it’s […]

Marty’s World: Meet Edmund

Illustration of Edmund, Marty's Brother - A Smart Way To Start

My bother is called Edmund.  He’s soon 12 years old.He enjoys going swimming, even when it is cold.He loves going snorkelling at the seaside,and plays by the rock pools when it is low tide.  He wants to protect all the oceans and seas,and make sure the water is all plastic-free.His dream is to learn how to dive in the deep,and see in real […]