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Start Fresh on the Road to Financial Success in 2013

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/27/12 -- Emotional well-being is the cornerstone to financial success. Surveys show that more than half of women feel stressed about managing their money. Feeling overwhelmed about money reflects the pressure to make ends meet and juggle the demands of family and work.

Additionally, the Canadian Task Force on Financial Literacy recently reported that nearly 1/4 of Canadians are weak in three areas of financial capability: keeping track of their finances, planning ahead, and staying informed on financial matters. One-third of Canadians are struggling or unable to keep up with their finances. And economists have noted that debt is at an all-time high and has tripled since the 1980s. This is alarming, says Savvy Money Gal Founder and CEO Anita Saulite, who does money coaching with clients to identify lifestyle solutions to help them with making money, as well as saving money.

For many people, the start of a new year is when they feel motivated to make changes and begin better habits. Savvy Money Gal offers a proven 3-step program that takes a holistic approach to overcoming money problems, and aims to help alleviate stress and help to fulfill women's desires to be healthier and happier with their lives.

"Often there are daily bad habits that interfere with choices women are making with their money," says Saulite. "Sometimes lack of organization and balance are factors. When you are feeling overwhelmed with everyday life, it is challenging to embrace new behaviours. This creates a perfect storm and holds women back. Putting a stop to bad spending habits is essential to living a more comfortable life. By gaining valuable personal insight women can gain better control of their money."

Savvy Money Gal takes a goal-centered approach when working with women and money. Saulite's philosophy is grounded in raising women's consciousnesses on how they earn, spend, save and give away their money. For example, excessive debt is often a symptom of emotional triggers and is not uncommon these days in a society where instant gratification is the norm. The Savvy Money Gal program helps women to identify and break through these barriers so they can achieve their life and money goals.

"At Savvy Money Gal we start with where women are today and focus on where they want to go," Saulite says. "We make things come alive for women in a way that is meaningful, and in a way they understand."

Savvy Money Gal (www.savvymoneygal.com) offers a broad range of personal money and life coaching services and eBooks designed to help women boost their emotional well-being, solve money problems and get on the road to financial success. Savvy Money Gal also partners with large organizations to support their Corporate Employee Wellness programs.

Anita Saulite is a Certified Life Coach Practitioner and has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, in addition to over 20 years of experience working in personal financial planning. She is available for interviews on how to curb spending and start saving in the New Year - and can identify some common bad spending habits and ways to change these.

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