Hello! My name is Sophia and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I have also lived in our capital city, Wellington – a city that will always have my heart.
I created Mindful with Money to explore personal finance from an honest & holistic perspective. My life experience includes having worked in tax, insurance, and banking; volunteering as an Accredited Bureau Interviewer at Citizens Advice Bureau, helping New Zealanders with almost anything they need, including finances & budgeting services; and successfully transforming my own money mindset. (I’ve also been interviewed by the Commission for Financial Capability – that was fun!) I find empowerment in getting good with your finances and am passionate about living a conscious and authentic life. I’m not a financial advisor, which means I’m not affiliated with anyone nor selling anything; I simply write this blog out of a desire to inform and inspire.
I’ve always loved reading and writing, as well as photography and spirituality. After a work experience that made me realise the true lack of transparency and integrity in the financial industry, I decided to use what knowledge and experience I have to make the world just that little bit better. Mindful with Money, the blog was born July 2018, and Mindful with Money, the book was published February 2021, offering personal finance insights that are informative, simple to read, and inspiring.
Thank you for being here.