My name is Sarah Bignall and I started self-managing my funds in Oct 2013. It’s totally changed my life. I now have so much flexibility in choosing ‘lifestyle assistants’ who match my personality and I can decide the hours I need not a service provider.
I run my home the way I like, employ my own staff, do my own rostering and pay my staff invoices.
I have found excellent ways for communicating within my team, for example we have a Facebook page where my lifestyle assistants can chat or swap shifts. Since I have started self-managing I have been able to plan for some time away and have been to Sydney twice for a week.
I have gained so much confidence in my life and can make my own decisions about things that are important to me like having a great social life, making friends and generally being young at heart.