This credit card myth could be keeping you in debt!

Support @ Women with CentsBlog, Debt

This week I am turning myth-buster to answer a question that I received from the Women with Cents community: “We currently have a credit card debt of around $2,800 and it’s the only debt we have. We are hoping to buy a home in the next couple of years and since all our big purchases have been paid in cash … Read More

How the Royal Commission will impact home loans…

Women with CentsBlog, Mortgage

Amongst all the questions I’ve been asked about the Royal Commission, the most asked continues to be… “I have heard that as a result of the Royal Commission it will be harder to get a home loan. Is that true??” Well, the answer is yes. But don’t panic. The reality is that it has been getting harder and harder to … Read More

What you need to know about the Royal Commission

Women with CentsBlog, Mortgage

Over the last few months I’ve had lots of questions about the banking Royal Commission. What is it? Why is it happening? How does it work? And, what does it mean for me – will it be harder to get a home loan? So, here is a quick summary of what’s going on, and our next blog will cover the … Read More

It’s tax time! Here are seven things to do before 30 June

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting

The coats are out of storage, it’s getting harder to get out of bed in the morning and the heaters are suddenly being turned up to full blast. It must be winter! And as an accountant, for me that means tax time! So here are seven quick to-do’s that could save you some cash before 30 June. Did you know … Read More

Four musts for any new business owner

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If you’re a business owner, I’m sure you’ve already learned that the to-do list never ends! Now, unfortunately I’m going to add a few things to your list, but I promise you’ll thank me later. Here are four things you need to be considering in the early stages of business. There are two types of liability insurance: public liability and … Read More

Four money management tips for brand new business

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Not long ago we covered the basics of getting your business idea off the ground. If you’ve managed to get that far with your business, that’s fantastic! As a business owner myself, I’m very aware that cash is king. Without good money management practices in business, you can very quickly send yourself down the drain. So here are four of … Read More

Four to-do’s when starting your own business

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So you’re thinking of starting a business? Good for you! Whether your vision is a full-scale bricks and mortar establishment, or a small work-from-home business or side-hustle, there are a few things that you should do right off the bat. Firstly, hit the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) website to register your preferred business name. While you’re there, the … Read More

Think it doesn’t matter when you pay your bills? Think again

Support @ Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting, Mortgage

No doubt, at some point in your life you would have heard the terms ‘credit score’ or ‘credit report’ – and unfortunately you most often hear about these things at the precise moment you find out your score or report is a “bad” one. Not helpful! Well, here’s a new reason you may hear those terms: the government is mandating … Read More

The little black dress every woman needs

Women with CentsBlog, Investment

“Hi Tash, I would like to get started with investing but I find it all so overwhelming and confusing. Any advice on where to begin?” I know what you mean! There is certainly no shortage of options when it comes to investing, and if you don’t know what to look for it’s down right confusing! Investing in an index fund … Read More

I’ve paid off my mortgage, should I get a bigger house?

Women with CentsBlog, Mortgage

“Hi Tash, I’m 10 years away from retirement and have almost paid off my primary residence, a townhouse. Should I be upgrading to a bigger house?” Congratulations on paying off your home! What a great feeling. Now the first question I would ask you is why you might want to upgrade to a bigger home? Given that you are approaching … Read More