David Wright - Founder of the Spending Planners Institute

David Wright − Founder of the Spending Planners Institute

David grew up on a small farm in central Queensland in Australia and after completing high school spent 5 years training and working in a Metal Trade before deciding to change careers. He trained and entered into Secondary School Teaching and for 20 years taught Industrial Design and Technology at various State Schools in South East Queensland.

After progressing up the pay-scale ladder as a school teacher, David realized that nothing was going to improve financially unless he found a new and more effective way to manage his finances. Driven by a desire to do better, he spent thousands of hours developing and fine-tuning a system to better manage his day to day finances. The system he developed worked so well, he felt he just couldn’t keep it to himself.

Beginnings: Simply Budgets

Built on real-life experiences, Simply Budgets became best selling software with sales approaching 30,000 copies. It was built on sound financial principles that David accidentally rediscovered, but approached from a different angle and it was this unique focus that made Simply Budgets simple but very powerful.

David came to see that while his software was very popular and powerful it would be more effective in the hands of people who were trained and certified to deliver not only the software, but a coaching service that took clients through the correct steps to set it up and then add mentoring and accountability.

The Spending Planners Institute

From this the Spending Planners Institute was born and the Simply Budgets system that allowed David to take control of his own family’s finances has now been placed in the trust of a growing team of Certified Spending Planners who will ultimately help thousands, if not millions of people from all over the globe to take control of their finances as well.

His story, advice, observations and systems have been featured in magazines and newspapers such as The Courier Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Financial Review, PC Authority,  The Sunday Mail, Money Magazine, Independent Financial Advisor and various other publications.

David has addressed audiences at seminars and expo’s in various locations around Australia, New Zealand, USA and the UK.

David has appeared on Australian Television on Channel Nine’s ‘A Current Affair’ and ‘Brisbane Extra’ and Channel Seven’s ’Today Tonight’. He has been interviewed on radio in Australia on stations such as 4BC, 4EB, 3AK, 5DN, 6PR and the ABC. He has given radio and television interviews in the USA on shows such as Business of Success, Wall Street in the Morning and Money TV.

David is happily married, has three children, 6 grandchildren, and enjoys restoring and riding classic motorcycles, time with family, swimming and playing piano & guitar.

David Wright

David Wright

Institute Founder

Success with money is something we all strive for, yet way too many people never actually achieve that goal.

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“I had a great budget but it always seemed to lack something that I couldn’t put my finger on.  When Carolyn introduced me to the Spending Plan I realised what was missing. I now have a plan that clearly shows me the future and a GPS navigation system to get me there. Carolyn’s patience, time, and constant encouragement is highly valued by both myself and my wife.” Tony & Joan

“8 months ago I owed $4,200 on credit cards. I was at least one month behind on the Telstra bill and we never ever paid our rates on time. After your program, we have paid off our credit cards. We have just paid off the rates in full before the due date. Your program is the only thing that worked for me.”  Mary S, Brisbane, QLD

“Our Spending Planner is fantastic. In short, she saved our family from financial ruin. She went above and beyond to guide us to making wise financial decisions. Carolyn is non-judgmental and has a heart for people.”  Krystle & Jason

“Some feedback on your program I purchased about 15 months ago. Well mate it is the best bloody thing since sliced bread. Every cent that comes and goes through this household goes through your program, and at ALL times we know exactly where our finances are now and for the future. Once a fortnight we just dial up the ‘Spending Plan’ and bang, it’s all there in front of you. Bloody beauty mate.” Harley and Sue

“I have struggled to pay off all my debts to the point I would max out a $25,000 credit card. I have done this 3 times. Your program showed where to find the money within my current wages to pay that debt off. This program will turn your financial state around.”  Robert J, Karama, NT