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"WE HELP YOU LEARN HOW TO HAVE BALANCE, HOW TO BECOME STRONG AND FIT FINANCIALLY AND HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN FINANCIAL FAIRY TALE" 

MELISSA BROWNE

Dealing with our finances should be simple. Yet because of scarcity mentality, comparison culture, shame, overwhelm and apathy we’re not dealing with money in a way that’s helpful. That's where I step in. My job is to help you reduce your financial overwhelm and design a life you’re excited by. 

What do you need to know about me? I’m a serial entrepreneur: co-founder of The Money Barre, a financial planning firm for Gen X and Y and the co-founder & Director of Business at Thinkers.inq, an innovative long day Preschool based on creative and critical thinking.

I’ve also written three books. More Money for Shoes and Fabulous but Broke are innovative, illustrated business books while Unf*ck your Finances is a no holds barred book which will inspire and motivate you to move from financially dire (or apathetic) to resilient to financially well.

I write fortnightly for the Money Section in the SMH/The Age as well as being a regular media commentator on money, business and women's issues including appearances on the Today Show, the Daily Edition, Weekend Sunrise, Sky Business, Triple J, and more. I’ve also been featured in or written for the mags such as Latte, Cosmo, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, The Collective, Vogue, CEO Magazine and in 2016 was named one of The Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.

 

LAUREN LAW

I believe the thing that most people want when it comes to money is options. The freedom to send your child to private school, travel overseas, give to charity or embrace a tree change. The problem is too many people are looking to the government or to credit cards to give them those options and both of those solutions are ultimately going to fail us.

When it comes to money I think it’s all about goal setting, working out a plan to reach those goals and discipline. Which is really the same as anything fitness related which is what I’m passionate about. Whether it’s planning my next half-marathon, trail run or cycle I know it’s about planning, discipline and finding great people to help you get there successfully.

Of course, I also believe in balance which is why I can enjoy great food (Jamie’s polenta chips are my latest favourite) and a glass of red wine or two while I map out my next travel adventure. That’s because by being disciplined with the everyday I can enjoy the things I’m really passionate about.

What else do you need to know about me? I’m an accountant and tax expert which means that I understand both parts of the puzzle – money and tax. My husband owns a mobile mechanic business so I understand the pressure of cashflow and small business ownership and I’m mum to two furry cocker spaniels.

 

 

 

CASSIE FENTON

Like wine, chocolate and Audrey Hepburn movies, all good things come in three’s!

I work together with Melissa and Lauren to guide clients through our financial planning process from start to finish. I’m committed to ensuring a successful outcome for everyone we support at The Money Barre and help make the process of getting into financial shape less daunting.

I’ve been working with Melissa and Lauren at The Money Barre since 2016 and take pride in being part of a team that is driven to design the life our clients want by coaching them to take control of their financial future.

What else do you need to know about me? I love being outdoors. Whether that be hiking, trail running or just laying by the beach in my 1979 Volkswagen Kombi.

I have a serious case of wanderlust and am always planning my next adventure – whether that be international or a weekend away to one of Australia’s glorious wine regions.

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